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 Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall.

    "Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study suggests.

    "With bullying, I think people often assume 'That's just kids teasing kids,' and that's ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.

    Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

    The researchers discovered and isolated stem cells capable of repairing t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have found.

    "Even though [narcotic] medications can be a powerful pain killer, it does not necessarily m...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Few cases of severe brain damage in newborns are due to mistakes made during delivery, a new, small study indicates.

    Researchers analyzed the medical records of 32 full-term infants with cerebral palsy and mental retardation, and found that the br...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds.

    "In lower socioeconomic groups, outcomes for esophageal cancer vary by race, but not in higher socioeconomic gro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do -- particularly more recent smokers -- are on the rise, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 19...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician's assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds.

    They also have lower overall health care costs, the researchers said.

    The study followed nearl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With much of the eastern United States bracing for a major winter storm this weekend, one expert is offering advice on how to lower your risk of slipping or falling on ice or snow once you head outside.

    Wear boots or shoes that provide good tracti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty among older people who have elective surgery is linked to a greater risk of death one year later, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found the one-year death rate for frail older patients having certain surgeries was at ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy might not benefit people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

    Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that interferes with the ability to do daily tasks. Typically, physical therapy is used in the l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For low-income breast cancer survivors, personalized care plans may lead to better health outcomes, a new study finds.

    Follow-up care for cancer survivors includes managing the long-term side effects of treatment and monitoring for tumor recurrenc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals.

    Moreover, this nerve damage -- called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy -- is associated...Full Article