Posts Tagged "handicapped mobility"

Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Source:  New York Times / By JOANNE KAUFMAN / JANUARY 27, 2017 When Phyllis Lay starts playing her flute, the family cat gives her a dirty look and bolts from the room. Her husband follows close behind. “I’m working on some high notes, and they are sort of screechy,” said Ms. Lay, 70, a former teacher in Tacoma, Wash. But, she said, “Sometimes it’s sort of nice to be by yourself when you’re practicing.” Ms. Lay is part of a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the...

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6 foods that can damage your metabolism the moment you eat them

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 6 foods that can damage your metabolism the moment you eat them

Source:  By Tanya Zuckerbrot / Published February 07, 2017  FoxNews.com While “a moment on the lips,” is well-known for meaning “forever on the hips,” did you know it can mean forever damaging your metabolism too? It was previously thought that weight gain and weight loss were governed solely by the laws of thermodynamics (aka calories in vs. calories out.) Emerging research seems to point otherwise; not all calories are created equal. The same 100 calories that you take in guzzling a can of soda is a lot different inside the body than the 100 calories in your...

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For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Source:  WebMD News from HealthDay / By Dennis Thompson TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don’t even suspect they’ve experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it’s been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud sounds while on the job, according to the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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CNN: Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on CNN: Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research

Source: CNN “Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research” By Nicole Ehrhart, The Conversation, 02/03/2017 Story highlights Dogs have greater than 80 percent genetic similarity to humans, versus only 67 percent for mice Some dog cancers are microscopically and molecularly identical to cancers in people A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart… Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else,...

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WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

New therapeutic devices for stroke recovery, made possible by advances in hardware and software, are transforming the typically low-tech world of stroke rehabilitation. Though the tools are still in the early stages, doctors say that they can be more motivating and engaging for patients than current standard therapies, and that they hold promise for stroke survivors who are too injured for traditional therapy. “We’re entering a very exciting era,” says Dr. David Putrino, director of telemedicine at the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains, N.Y. “All of these new tools can really...

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