Bio

Pam Hays is founder and president of The Arms Forces, a nonprofit organization embracing veterans and military members who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress. She is a severe TBI survivor and through own own journey from adversity to joyful renewal along with the lived experiences of those she now serves, has developed the Life Integration 4 Veterans (LIV4) program!

Before her injury, Pam was a vocational rehabilitation counselor, working with those who had TBI, mental disorders, and those who were incarcerated, and has been the owner of her own seminar company.

Expert Presenter: WV Brain Injury Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health & Human Services, Veteran’s Health Administration TBI Council, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Blue Star Mothers, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Veterans Services, National Guard Mental Health and TBI Committee/OHIOCARES, Department of Defense/USO/USOC Warrior Games, TBI Council-VISN 11 VA Management Advisory Council-VIS 11 VA, and numerous others.

Pam founded The Arms Forces so that our nation's invisibly wounded warriors and their families would have a consistent, easily accessed, sustainable, empathetic, inspiring system of support to receive the assistance they need to overcome the challenges of traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress, and live a quality life.

Specialties:

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Affiliation:

  • The Arms Forces, Founder and President

Location:

  • City, OH

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk are being screened, a new study suggests.

    A team led by Dr. Anna Lee Amarnath of the University of California, Da...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

    Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercises to strengthen the hips may ease calf pain for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.

    The disease causes the arteries in the legs and other parts of the body to narrow, restricting blood flow. This can lead to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American seniors who die from fall-related injuries has nearly doubled since 2000, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals.

    The observation is based on an analysis of death rate information compi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans aren't taking old age sitting down. Canes, walkers and other mobility aids are used by about one-quarter of American seniors, a new study reveals.

    Use of canes and other mobility devices soared almost 50 percent over a recent eigh...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says.

    "Genetic factors predisposing to disease...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to instability and injury.

    Shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can be injured by sports, household ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds.

    A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan City, looked at m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

    Researchers say the tab is an immense burden on patients with disabling conditions such as r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

    But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests.

    "The observation that endurance running ability is connected to reproductive potential in men suggests ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests.

    Standard treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis -- a painful, often disabling narrowing of the spinal canal -- are an o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.

    The review of data from 13 studies could cha...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.

    The researchers found the genetic signature of a specif...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds.

    "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to re-injury than the adult p...Full Article