Posts Tagged 'research'

Six Gadgets to help keep Elders Safe

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The modern world can be dangerous for today’s senior citizens. With so much traffic, technology and constant change, seniors need ways to stay protected from predators and scam artists while also protecting their own health. Families can use these six gadgets to keep elders safe while helping them maintain their independence as much as possible.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jan 08, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

PEEK Vision: Connecting Mobile Technology and Ophthalmology

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As mobile technology improves, securing our well-being doesn’t rely entirely on the hands of medical professionals, but also with the help of mobile devices and applications. Giving proof to this is the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Vision, which consists of a mobile app and a clip-on hardware. The tool is aimed to transform any Android smartphone into a portable diagnostic suite. As of the latest news, the project is being developed in London, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an ophthalmologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. How will this advancement in mobile medicine help the visually impaired?

Posted by Kyle Albert Jan 07, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Live Life – Don’t Settle for Mundane After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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One in 50 Americans currently suffer from some form of traumatic brain injury. Emotional, physical and spiritual issues all come in to play as you regain your identify and reaffirm your goals, desires and motivations for life. Some people recovering from traumatic brain injury have further to travel than others. But, every survivor needs to remember that regardless of the reason for the injury, life goes on and there are things you can do to get back to life, participate in events and improve your brain’s ability to function.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 10, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Truth About Arsenic in Rice and Apple Juice

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Have you heard about the potential dangers of arsenic in the rice we eat and fruit juice we drink? Well I have the facts and current research that will put your worries to bed and your mind at rest.  Recently I watched a webinar presented by Dr. Julie Jones who is a distinguished scholar and professor at the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She cleared up many misconceptions that people have today due to media scares from the Dr. Oz Show and Consumer Report studies.  

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 21, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Diet Sodas and Your Health

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Let me start off by saying that I love diet sodas and I have made an educated decision to continue drinking them. I find that diet sodas and sugar substitutes fit well with my diet; however, I am aware of how much I consume and am careful not to overdo it. I also live a healthy lifestyle which helps reduce my chances of developing health conditions that may be related to drinking diet sodas. The American Heart Association came out with a study that showed that sugary drinks were linked to about 180,000 deaths around the world. That kind of data does not exist for diet drinks yet. I wanted to provide you all with the research that is out there right now on diet sodas so that you too can make an educated decision on what you choose to consume.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 08, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Volunteer for Knowledge!

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Warning: this blog post is 100% biased. I love research (nerd alert!), I’m in the process of making a career out of it, and I think you should get involved.

Posted by Katie Henley Sep 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Business Benefits: Why Hiring Workers with Disabilities is One of the Best Business Moves You Can Make

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When the time comes to hire a new employee, employers sometimes overlook those individuals with disabilities. Workers with Disabilities are a talented segment of the workforce with surprisingly high rates of unemployment. Overlooking candidates with disabilities who are many times more than qualified may mean unnecessarily ending up with a mediocre employee because you limited the talent pool you searched in. Beyond just having a person to fill the job opening, employing people with disabilities can have several productivity, tax, and legal benefits to your company.

Posted by Gerald Berkowitz Aug 30, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Out of all the parts of the human body, the brain is undeniably the most mysterious and complex. Recently, more and more studies have emerged revealing the vast power the brain has to influence the body with even the simplest concepts. In fact, current research has shown how positive thinking in itself can have a significant effect in healing and longevity. Especially for sufferers of traumatic brain injuries, positive thinking is key, along with the help of therapeutic resources. These could include informative articles and support groups, such as the ones found through TryMunity, a resourceful virtual network of compassionate individuals who have all been affected by traumatic brain injury in one way or another.

But why exactly is positive thinking so powerful?

Posted by Shelly Duell Aug 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Sledge Hockey

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For spring break this past year my family and I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I was asked to participate with some research for people with limited arm use at the University of Pittsburgh (more on that later).  While we were there we had the opportunity to see

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Aug 14, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Scary Kind of Workout

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So, what is your favorite type of activity during the summer? I bet many of you think of the beach, the amusement park, and the great outdoors. All great activities to get you moving. However, there is one that many people have no idea can provide some benefit from a sitting position. Does your heart palpitate when you see scary movies? 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Aug 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments