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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

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

Scuba Diving Study for Veterans with Paralysis

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There’s a new research study on scuba diving and people with disabilities. The pilot study will take place in the Cayman Islands; and will conduct trials on 10 veterans with paralysis. The goal is to measure the neurological, psychological and pulmonary effects of scuba diving. The research process will include testing, evaluation, and data gathering to scientifically measure the efficacy of scuba diving as an activity-based therapy that benefits people with disabilities.

Posted by Jenny Carlton May 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A child’s own bone marrow stem cells can increase their treatment options

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Stem cells derived from a patient’s own bone marrow were safely used in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to results of an early phase clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

University of Tennessee Seeking Individuals for Research Project: Assessing Physical Activity in Wheelchair Users

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The Exercise Physiology lab at the University of Tennessee is conducting a study addressing a new method of measuring physical activity energy expenditure in wheelchair users. The lab is seeking 10 to 20 subjects in the Knoxville, TN, area.

Posted by Cary Wing Mar 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Why Such a Lack in Vigorous Activity Among Americans?

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I live in the city, and there isn’t much chance of me doing a technical mountain climb. But I do get out with my family on the bike trail along Lake Michigan almost every day. Every day there are hundreds of us out there running, walking, wheeling and moving in every way imaginable along the Chicago Parks and Recreation trail that runs 36 miles along the lakeshore.

Posted by Tanya Nov 09, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments