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A Random Act of Kindness Changes a Family's Life Forever as Alexzander Prado's Wish to Walk is Granted at Abilities Expo

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday, May 31, 2009, will live in the hearts and minds of everyone whose tears of joy followed 5-year-old Alexzander Prado's amazing feat at the Southern California Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) in the Anaheim Convention Center. This was ...

According To a New Study, Cognitive Abilities Begin to Deteriorate Around the Age of 27

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Drs. Timothy Salthouse and Eric R. Braverman, the effects of the brain's cognitive abilities become less effective as early as our mid-twenties. A recent study by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, a University of Virginia professor of psychology and the study...

Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians

A simple questionnaire developed at the University of Oregon and requiring no more than 15 minutes of a parents time before or after a doctors appointment is credited with a 224-percent increase in referrals of year-old and 2-year-old children with mild developmental delays in a yearlong study. ...

Childhood sleep problems persisting through adolescence may affect cognitive abilities

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that it is the rate of change in sleep problems across development, rather than the initial level of sleep problems, that may affect cognitive abilities in late adolescence. Results indicate that those children who...

CVS Caremark All Kids Can Announces the Opening of a Boundless Playground in Los Angeles to Serve Children of All Abilities

A $250,000 grant will ensure inclusive play for all children at Rosecrans Recreation Center in South Los Angeles WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, Boundless Playgrounds and the City of Los Angeles announce today the grand opening of a new playground at the ...

Historic LASIK Surgery Performed on Quadriplegic Patient to Preserve his Communication Abilities

BERGENFIELD, N.J., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Abrue (30), a quadriplegic patient who is dependent on a respirator since he was eight years old, had a historic and highly successful LASIK procedure performed by Drs. Jeffrey and Joseph Dello Russo. Eric fell from a monkey bar in a playground in...

CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program Announces the Opening of a Boundless(TM) Playground in Dallas to Serve Children of all Abilities

A $250,000 grant plus $80,000 raised by local associates will ensure inclusive play for children at a Dallas City Park WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announces today the grand reopening of Fantasy Landing playground at Kiest Park, bringing Texas its second B...

Lack of Brain Protein May Explain 'Rain Man' Abilities

Autistic savants learn some tasks better, but forget faster, study suggests TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The lack of a particular brain protein may explain the phenomenon of "Rain Man" -- autistic savants who learn some tasks better but also forget faster, say researchers at Ma...

Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities

Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution,,,, TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- While most people associate viruses with human illness, a new study suggests that at least one virus might have cancer-fighting abilities that could be used to treat some metastatic cancers....

Stress Levels Determine Problem-Solving Abilities Of An Individual

Did you know that your problem solving abilities could be affected by something as simple as watching graphically violent or emotional scenes in a movie?// True say Ohio State University Medical Center researchers, who claim that it can induce sufficient stress problem-solving abilities. The study ...

Antidepressants Improve Post-Stroke Mental Abilities

Antidepressant treatment appears to help stroke survivors with the kind of complex mental abilities often referred to as "thinking outside the box," according// to a University of Iowa study. The antidepressants' effects on study participants' abilities were independent of any changes in depr...

Fall Back on Folic Acid to Improve Cognitive Abilities

London: A recent research published in The Lancet states that, consuming a specific dose of folic acid //regularly could help in faster information processing and memory in the older adults. Recent studies have demonstrated the effects of reduced levels of folate, and elevated levels of amino...

Long-term Ibuprofen Therapy After Brain Injury Deteriorate Cognitive Abilities

The findings of the preliminary, animal-model study, which is set to appear online later in the month in 'Experimental Neurology', has explained on the possible implications for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients // who are often prescribed such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as i...

Increase In The Number Of Doctors Reporting About Their Colleagues Abilities

A General Medical Council survey suggests that half of doctors in hospital and general practice are being concerned about a colleague's abilities.// A first poll of 411 doctors found that 93% of those with worries had taken some form of action, such as talking to a senior colleague or employe...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

...ms vary from impairments in fine motor speed and coordination to changes in abilities to engage in hobbies and leisure activities. Symptoms include. . ....rations in judgment, and increased distractibility Social: changes in abilities to engage in hobbies and leisure activities, isolation, and increased alien...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

... of children and youth, family strengthening, and health and well-being for all, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, YMCAs have proudly served America's communities for nearly 160 years by building healthy spirit, m...

President's Council Announces Top 5 Winners of 2009 National President's Challenge

...tors, the Office of the PCPFS serves as a catalyst to promote health, physical activity, fitness and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports. For more information about PCPFS please visit www.fitness.gov . ...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

...t time. Scientists showed that a single night of sleep loss in genetically altered fruit flies caused long-lasting disruptions in the flies' cognitive abilities comparable to aspects of Parkinson's-associated dementia. They then blocked this effect by feeding the flies large doses of the spice curcumin. "Cl...

NFL Cardinals' Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Promotes Vision Therapy

... contributors to early reading difficulties and ultimately to special education classification." "There is abundant evidence that the academic abilities of children with learning problems that were the result of underlying vision problems improve after receiving vision therapy," Dr. Carol Scott, Presid...

10 Steps to Affordable Health Care Overhaul: NCPA Proposes Reforms to Protect Choices, Control Costs and Preserve Access

...b/ba669 . "We need to liberate every American, including every doctor and every patient, to use their intelligence, creativity and innovative abilities to make the changes needed to create access to low-cost, high-quality health care," said NCPA President John C. Goodman. "We are all trapped ...

AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. Continue to Focus on Cost-Management

... exciting time at AHMC with their recent acquisition of the former Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and we are grateful for the faith they have in our abilities to deliver even greater savings and supply chain improvements for their system in the coming years." About AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare In...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

...sions that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs might make. Also, the findings relate to exposures and outcomes in broad populations; researchers' abilities to pinpoint the health risks faced by any individual veteran are hindered by inadequate information about military personnel's exposure levels during ...

Babies Can Comprehend 'Canine' Language

... Flom, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. "We think babies have a broad-based set of abilities and skills when they enter the world," he said. "And those become broadened and honed based on the individual experiences in their lives." Flom spe...

Fourth Annual Capitol Classic Bike Race for Autism Awareness

...around the grounds of the beautiful State Capitol. Children of all ages and abilities will join in for the charity race that will include strollers, tricycles an...turing activities for all ages 10:45 a.m. Charity Fun Ride (all ages, abilities and disabilities) 11:15 a.m. Kids ride (2-10 years-old) ...

THA Honors 12 Legislators for Contributions to Health Care

...on is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state's hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members' abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA r...

First Anniversary of New War on Cancer Marks Many Advances

...portant." "National endeavors like the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship help create more support for improving abilities and reducing barriers to navigating the health care system," said Angelina Esparza, R.N., director of the Patient Navigation program at the American C...

Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

...h looked at how exposure to sodium valproate and other AEDs in the womb affected children's everyday life in particular their IQ, memory and language abilities from one to six years of age." Around 5,000 women with epilepsy become pregnant every year in the UK and the majority of these, including those on ...

Healthcare Reform Starts at Home

... of children and youth, family strengthening, and health and well-being for all, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, YMCAs have proudly served America ' s communities for nearly 160 years by building healthy spi...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

...clues. At a party, I had to smile and nod my head because I couldn't understand what my friends were telling me. This was scary. Thankfully, my speech abilities returned to normal after surgery, and since then, the RapidArc treatments have been as simple as could be." Campbell's radiotherapy began in ...

Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

... that young adolescents are more likely than young adults to see themselves in ways that may depend more on what they believe others think about their abilities and attributes. And, certain people appear to have more influence in some areas than others. For example, mothers are more important in how young adol...

Educated Parkinson's Patients Move to Meds Sooner

...ater occupational demands and an increased need for symptomatic control. However, one might expect that occupations placing higher demands on physical abilities (usually associated with lower education levels) would be associated with a more pressing need for symptomatic control. An alternate possibility is th...

Nu Skin Chairman Recognized With 2009 International Award for Outstanding Business Performance

... Truman Hunt, Nu Skin president and chief executive officer. "Nu Skin's 25 years of success can, in many ways, be attributed to Blake, his values, his abilities as a businessman and his efforts to improve lives. He represents the company's mission to 'be a force for good' in the world and has demonstrated his ...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...ion in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Asso...components which they then tested for association with changes in cognitive abilities on the 3MS. Those in the highest quintile scored 1.72 points higher at base...

Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults

...e included. The study subjects were then examined and interviewed every six months for six years to determine changes in their memory or thinking abilities and to monitor who developed dementia. Researchers found that individuals who had no cognitive impairment at the start of the study and drank eight...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

...ough the bone by passing the outer and middle ear. Bone-anchored hearing solutions are designed to provide audibility and to improve the communication abilities of those who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids. About Cochlear Americas Cochlear Americas is the world's leader in advanced he...

Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

... WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women with greater language abilities in early adulthood were less likely to have Alzheimer's disease later in li...heimer's, the authors stated. The findings could also mean that language abilities in the early 20s can predict the risk of developing dementia several decade...

From slam poetry to plain language for health care

...tudies. "Informed consent means people understand what they're agreeing to," said Ridpath. "But most consent forms are too complex for the reading abilities of the people they're supposed to inform." A slam poet and language lover, Ridpath is the research communications coordinator at Group Health Center f...

DOE funds Clemson University clean energy research

...nal computational facilities at Clemson. The Palmetto high performance computer system and Internet 2 connectivity at Clemson will greatly enhance our abilities to model these reaction systems and interact with the other center investigators." The Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design, located at Louisian...

Unique Intuitive Service Helps Clients Improve Their Lives

...ervice before purchasing a more in-depth evaluation. Clients send Luxfeyr an electronic payment of $15, along with their name. After using her natural abilities in combination with the arts of channeling, scrying and meditation, Luxfeyr will send an appraisal with basic advice pertaining to their current situa...

Minnesota Sinfonia to Perform Kids Concert 'Save the Planet!' at Camp Courage July 9

...Center Camps - Camp Courage and Courage North - are part of Courage Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center for people of all ages and abilities who are experiencing barriers to health and independence. We serve children and adults with physical disabilities; and youth with speech and language...
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