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Annika Möller - That's how she rolls

Berlin is beautiful! Still, now and then one can think about going elsewhere - like Annika Möller. Read at REHACARE.com if she will put this plan into action or if she will rather stay and enjoy the sun and Berlin’s air in Lichtenberg!
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Timo Ameruoso - That's how he rolls

Timo Ameruoso wants to leave his mark. He would like to change something in our society – if necessary also with the help of some special tickets. To what extent his role models Muhammad Ali und Bruce Lee have to do something with it and why his coma many years ago made him want to travel to the USA, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Nicole Franke - That's how she rolls

Her family and friends have a save place in the heart of Nicole Franke. But her biggest love is music. That’s why she is a passionate concert visitor who loves to support her artist on site. Who or what makes her laugh and what she thinks about pitifulness, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Accessibility should be considered from the start for medical practices

Disabled parking spaces, lower counters, stair lifts, and elevators – those are just a few of the provisions of an accessible medical practice. Yet many physician offices don’t meet these requirements. To make it easier for people with disabilities to find available accessible medical practices close-by, the "Accessible Practice" project has created a directory.
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If you buy them, some smartphones are already accessible

A quick check on your smartphone to see when the next bus leaves or letting your friend know via WhatsApp that you are running late: those are mundane situations for many people. Yet how accessible are smartphones actually for visually impaired and blind people? REHACARE.com spoke with Simon Janatzek. He is visually impaired and tells us which apps are helpful in everyday life.
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"Suse" helps abused and battered women and girls with disabilities

Representative studies show: women and girls with disabilities face significantly more violence than women without disabilities. Yet they rarely seek help since their disability often makes access to therespective support systems difficult. The "Suse" Project offers affected persons accessible support services, for instance in the form of Easy English.
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Chronic pain and cancer: Researchers found a new treatment
In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, a group of Case Western University School of Medicine researchers presented their discovery of the full-length structure of a protein named Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid subtype 2 (TRPV2).
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MS: At-home cognitive remediation may help cognitive symptoms
Cognitive impairment is one of the core symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) - and one of its most troubling concerns for many people with the condition. Now, a new study from NYU Langone Medical Center may provide hope for symptomatic relief for some of the cognitive issues associated with the neurological disease.
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Americans live longer but with disabilities or health issues
Americans are living longer but in poorer health, according to a new study. The USC-led study examined life expectancy trends and disability rates in a 40-year period, from 1970 to 2010. The analysis of U.S. vital statistics found that the average total lifespan increased for men and women in those 40 years, but so did the proportion of time spent living with a disability.
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Personalized ratings app may improve patient's choice of nursing home
A new app created at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) can improve a patient's choice of a nursing home. This is important, because when rating quality measures for nursing homes, patients and experts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) usually don't agree on what is best.
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Large gap in life expectancy between patients with type 1 diabetes and the general population
Two new studies published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) show there has been no decrease in the gap in life expectancy between people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the general population over the past few decades.
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Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviors at the same time, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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Why do people with Alzheimer's stop recognizing their loved ones?
Alzheimer's not only steals people's memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their loved ones. A recent study has demonstrated that, beyond causing memory problems, Alzheimer's disease also impairs visual face perception.
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Large whey protein breakfast may help manage type 2 diabetes
A large breakfast containing whey protein may help manage Type 2 diabetes, new research from Israel reports. The study results has been presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston.
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Minisensor is designed to warn of epileptic seizures
For epilepsy patients and attending physicians, it has been a challenge to correctly assess the frequency and severity of epileptic seizures without inpatient recording equipment. A consortium coordinated by the epileptologists of the University Hospital Bonn is now developing a mobile sensor that can detect seizures.
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Insulin costs tripled in 10 years, study finds
People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade - even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels. Meanwhile, the cost of other diabetes drugs has stayed about the same or even gone down.
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