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

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that throwing a lot of fastballs may increase a pitcher's risk of an elbow injury requiring "Tommy John surgery."

    "Our findings suggest that throwing a high percentage of fastballs rather than off-speed pitches puts more stress ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests.

    "Patients with heart failure should not be scared of exercise damaging them or killing them," said principal investigator Rod Taylor, director of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

    Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

    Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are at high risk for falls, but there are ways to reduce that risk, experts say.

    One-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. And, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older Americans, according to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike women, men at risk for osteoporosis don't get routinely screened for bone loss, a new study shows.

    As a result, men may not receive treatment or take the steps necessary to protect their bone health, the researchers found.

    "Women h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind the recent surge in addiction to prescription painkillers, a new survey finds.

    Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the United States are among the country's biggest public health threats, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests.

    The higher the dose of these drugs, the lower the risk of both outcomes, the researchers found.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds.

    About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment -- defined as either blindne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If possible, people who've had a stroke should be sent directly to inpatient rehabilitation after their hospital discharge. This would be instead of a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, according to new guidelines by the American Heart Association

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical robot outperformed human surgeons in stitching the small intestines of pigs back together, researchers report.

    Without any direct human interaction, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) reconnected the intestines with sutures that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about their children's use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.

    The study included 107 parents of children ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests.

    Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

    Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to...Full Article