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A dog to calm the patients

Dear Sir or Madam,

Murphy is an important associate in a Canadian emergency room. The cuddly companion is a therapy dog and calms both the patients waiting for treatment and the stressed staff. After all, there is always something going on in a hospital. Learn more about Murphy in our News.

Have a relaxed week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

Graphic: 18 - 21 September 2019, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


Topic of the Month
News from the field of Women & Kids
How We Roll
News from the field Research & Health

Games and eSports: expanding participation opportunities

Topic of the Month

Photo: eSports area at REHACARE 2018; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann
An estimated 34 million Germans play computer and video games using a host of different devices. Between three and four million of them fall into the eSports category. has taken a closer look to find out why some German institutions have difficulties defining eSports as real sports and examined how sports simulation games offer people with disabilities the opportunity to participate.
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Women & Kids

Sensor-based technologies are promising to support independent living for older women

A study conducted at the University of Colorado College of Nursing on older women's perception of technology found that more active older adult women prefer wearable sensors for themselves and smart home sensors for their older parents.
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Women & Kids

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely. These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden.
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Manfred Fischer – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Manfred Fischer; Copyright: Roland Froschauer
Manfred Fischer demands the same respect and appreciation as everyone else for people with disabilities.Why the Austrian has not yet fulfilled his dream of the Easter Islands and which question the hobby astronomer would have liked to have answered, he tells at
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Research & Health

Patients with diabetes are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital

Patients with diabetes and low blood glucose have higher rates of death following hospital discharge, according to a study.
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Research & Health

Exercise activates memory neural networks in older adults

How quickly do we experience the benefits of exercise? A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory - including the hippocampus - which shrinks with age and is the brain region attacked first in Alzheimer's disease.
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Research & Health

Rehabilitation psychologists: #SayTheWord disability

"Attempts to avoid the use of the word 'disability' and couch discussions in positive terminology or euphemisms can have unintended consequences," says Carrie Pilarski, Ph.D., an assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Michigan Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. "Avoiding the term reinforces the idea that disability is a negative or undesired state."
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