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 Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

    Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New moms need to reduce their risk of pain and injury when lifting and carrying their babies, an expert says.

    "Initially, mothers may start off lifting their child of seven to 10 pounds numerous times per day. Slowly, the weight load increases a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds.

    Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a les...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

    Close to 6 percent of men in this age group also...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

    Close to 6 percent of men in this age group also...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Refined carbohydrates -- such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas -- may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise their risk of depression.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Refined carbohydrates -- such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas -- may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise their risk of depression.

    <...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.

    The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffectiv...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.

    The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffectiv...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.

    "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not tran...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.

    "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not tran...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 million Americans live with a disability, health officials reported Thursday.

    The most common disabilities are mobility limitations, such as having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs -- affecting one in eight adults -- fo...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 million Americans live with a disability, health officials reported Thursday.

    The most common disabilities are mobility limitations, such as having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs -- affecting one in eight adults -- fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

    The surgery "acts like a time machine" for these patients, said study senior author K...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

    The surgery "acts like a time machine" for these patients, said study senior author K...Full Article