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Research isn’t just for researchers!

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The other day I was hanging out with one of our physical therapists who does wheelchair assessments and fittings.

Posted by Susan Silverman Feb 20, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Do You Know What Happens When You Sleep?

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Many people believe, as many doctors used to, that when we go to sleep our bodies go into a deep rest. However, in the last century scientists have gradually uncovered that this is far from accurate. Our bodies undergo many interesting processes that can only occur in the total darkness of sleep. Some of these are quite intense and not at all very “restful.” However, one thing is certain – sleep is vital to our health and overall well-being. Read on to learn the secrets of what happens when we sleep.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Jan 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Active Commuting for a Healthy Heart

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How do you get to where you’re going? Personally I like to use the car as little as possible. This might be because I am a poor graduate student who likes to save on gas, or because my car is a lease and I don’t want to put miles on it…but one of the best reasons to leave the car in the garage (or parking lot) is because active commuting is great for your health! Active commuting can decrease your risk for heart disease by more than 10% and also helps to manage your weight (Hamer and Chida, 2008).

Posted by Susan Silverman Dec 04, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Frankincense!

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Science Daily reports on a University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and VA Medical Center research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of Frankincense oil on bladder cancer cells.

Posted by Tanya Jan 10, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Study shows women can decrease their risk of heart attack with “mindful lifestyles”!

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The researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have followed 24,500 women aged 50+ for six years to see if they could identify a healthy lifestyle.

Posted by Tanya Dec 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Ever wonder why some people don’t want to get exercise?

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Not exercising leads to more lack of exercise!

Posted by Tanya Oct 20, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

ROLY- Robotic Assisted Learning for Young drivers

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Since the standard approach to teaching children how to drive a new powered wheelchair is both time intensive and expensive, the researchers at the University of California, Irvine developed a new tool that they hope make learning to drive a power chair as much fun as an amusement park ride. That’s ROLY!

Posted by Tanya Oct 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Why we eat more than we think!

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New studies in movie theaters, at holiday parties and in people’s homes have uncovered a disappointing fact: when people are eating low-fat foods that they believe are better for their health, they eat 28% more calories than when they are eating regular foods that they believe are “too fattening”.

Posted by Tanya Sep 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Small sized treadmill helps babies learn to walk, step by step

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Kinesiologist Dale Ulrich at the University of Michigan and his team have developed a small treadmill that they use in a program designed to help babies with Down Syndrome to learn how to walk.

Posted by Tanya Aug 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise III-Christopher Reeve

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How would you like to be told you could be superman, the actual superman, a character that has been around since 1932 and known all around the world? Well, a man that did not take anything for granted had that very opportunity.

Posted by Jess Jul 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments