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Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries

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[08/06/2012] Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk. He is training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries - Read more

Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People

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[06/06/2012] A study of Gary Brosvic of Rider University, New Jersey has shown that taking part in a Tai Chi exercise programme reduced the number of falls and increased mobility in a group of senior citizens in assisted living in the United States.Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People - Read more

Pill Bottle for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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[23/05/2012] It is easy to see that University of Cincinnati design students are on to something with their new design and prototype for a prescription-medicine pill bottle that better serves the needs of the blind and visually impaired by means of a simple and inexpensive innovation.Pill Bottle for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Read more

Key to Diagnosing Diabetes in Asian Populations

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[14/05/2012] As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is growing concern for Asian American populations, who are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes.Key to Diagnosing Diabetes in Asian Populations - Read more

Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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[02/05/2012] Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study.Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes - Read more

Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes

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[18/04/2012] While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 per cent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes - Read more

Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty

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[13/04/2012] The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California's population ages, but the majority of state's Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles has found.Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty - Read more

Health Benefits for African American Veterans with Diabetes

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[23/03/2012] Intervention by peer mentors has a statistically significant effect on improving glucose control in African American veterans with diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Health Benefits for African American Veterans with Diabetes - Read more

Diagnosis of ADHD on the Rise

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[21/03/2012] The number of American children leaving doctors’ offices with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has risen 66 per cent in 10 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.Diagnosis of ADHD on the Rise - Read more

Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods

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[12/03/2012] Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain for young adults, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived. Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods - Read more

 
 

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