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47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year

Older women most often the victims of these falls, CDC says MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, more than 47,000 elderly Americans are treated at hospital emergency departments for injuries from falls that involve walkers and canes, according to a federal government study re...

Any Old Cane Won't Do

Expert offers tips for choosing one carefully after an injury SUNDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes time to use a cane to walk or support yourself after an injury, don't grab any old stick, advises the American Geriatrics Society. Getting a cane tailored to your body an...

National Federation of the Blind Launches Largest-Ever White Cane Initiative

Free White Canes to be Provided Nationwide BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Ric...

In Time for Valentine's Day, a Riveting, True "Love" Story: POISONED LOVE -- A Memoir by Melanie Cane

In 1993, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jimmy Breslin, wrote a front page story for New York Newsday about Melanie Cane, a young, troubled psychiatrist, who "let love take her too far" by poisoning her former boyfriend, also a psychiatrist. Now, 16 years later, Melanie tells her sid...

Red Mango Introduces the First Probiotic Iced Tea July 27

...ysteaque(TM) (Vanilla Black Tea) and Fanteasia(TM) (Wildberry Hibiscus Tea) iced teas are each uniquely delicious, low-calorie, sweetened with natural cane sugar and contain a significant amount of probiotics, or good bacteria. Since its inception, Red Mango has focused on educating its customers about t...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

... in proper working condition. "In some instances a cane may not be the safest option, and it would be best... She provides some general tips for those using a cane or walker as a walking aid: The walker or cane should be about the height of your wrists when you...

Physical Therapists Say Proper Fit and Use of Walkers and Canes Can Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Elderly

... in proper working condition. "In some instances a cane may not be the safest option, and it would be best... She provides some general tips for those using a cane or walker as a walking aid: The walker or cane should be about the height of your wrists when you...

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) Announces New Survey Results Highlighting Major Gaps in Public Awareness of Gout

...the painful consequences of gout. Almost half (49%) of adults were not aware of the potential crippling effects of gout, such as needing to use a cane or walker, or having to stop working because of limited mobility. "Advanced gout leads to the same level of work loss, physical disability and di...

50 Million Americans Can Have Their Pie & Eat It Too!

... per serving). In addition to being lactose free, it is gluten free, vegan, kosher and has no cholesterol. Made from whole soybeans and sweetened with cane juice, Silken Creations is made in New England by Nasoya, America's most popular brand of tofu. Available in three flavors, Dark Chocolate, Straw...

OWATER Invites Inspirational Athletes to Share Their Stories on Sports Drink Labels

...rts drinks. infused owater flavors -- all of which are made with pure water, electrolytes and antioxidants, natural fruit flavor and a touch of pure cane sugar -- include black raspberry, lime-lemon, blueberry, strawberry-pomegranate, peach-mango, pineapple-orange-banana and coconut. owater is an...

Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit

...oner. Rooms are comfortably furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed, complete with canopy and mosquito net. Balconies offer a fabulous view of the cane fields below and the mountain that hides the Roaring River Caves in its belly. Guests notice an improvement in physical strength and stamina, bec...

Former U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Ross University School of Medicine's 2009 Graduation

....D. from the University of California, San Francisco, where he was trained in general and vascular surgery and was awarded the prestigious gold-headed cane as the top graduate. In addition, Dr. Carmona completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in trauma, burns, and critical care; has ...

Poison Dressed as an Easter Bunny

...involves higher heat and removes the natural anti-oxidant power of chocolates. C) Chocolates should be sweetened with natural sweeteners like organic cane sugar and Agave syrup, both of which are far less refined and cause far less sugar/insulin spikes in the body. D) The additional of additional antiox...

Kashi Company Expands With New Island Vanilla(TM) Biscuit Cereal

...shredded wheat pieces that are woven together to create light, tasty whole grain biscuits. These pieces are then naturally sweetened using evaporated cane juice crystals that are infused with organic vanilla extract. Within the rugged wheat layers are finely ground vanilla beans that gently drift loose ...

Korean Stem Cells Allow Artist to Paint Again

...y was supposed to be in me.". A week after his injection, Cullison began to see small improvements and after two weeks, he no longer needed his cane to walk. He noticed that his joints were feeling better, his vision was improving to the point that his glasses were outdated, his eyes were getting b...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Molecular Breast Imaging, Canes and Walkers, Training for an Event and Hormone Therapy for Women

...s, balance problems, pain or injury, don't avoid a cane or walker because they are dreaded symbols of old .... For everyday use, a hooked, or candy cane-style, cane probably won't be the most comfortable. A swan nec... better. For appropriate fit, the top of the cane should reach the crease of the wrist when the user...

Volcano Reports Full Year Revenues Increase 31 Percent

...million, Volcano reported net income of $6.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in 2007. A reconciliation of the company's GAAP and non-GAAP results cane found in today's earnings news release on the company's website at www.volcanocorp.com . The company ended fiscal 2008 with $149.9 million in cash, c...

Losing Weight with Chocolate on Valentine's Day

...the huge natural antioxidant content. 2) Low added sugar content and reliance on natural sweeteners like Agave, brown rice syrup and natural sugar cane so that people with diabetes or other sugar problems can eat them without problems. 3) In cookies and bars the same kinds of chocolates can be com...

Top NY Court Blinks in 'First Department' WPP Discrimination Power Play

... Jordan produced at trial, including testimony by her and top executives that she was openly referred to as "a cripple", hazed about her need to use a cane to ambulate, and treated differently by her supervisors than her non disabled peers, including being paid half what non-disabled EVP's were compensate...

Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Celebrates Opening of New Student Dormitory

...he dormitory is a short walk to the classroom and kitchen training areas where students learn skills including using tactile techniques while cooking, cane travel, Braille, and touch type keyboarding with talking or magnification software. VRCBVI has been serving residential and commuter students since ...

Lions Taking to the Street Corners!

...m was changed forever in Illinois in 1952 thanks to the dream of one Lion when Lions began to "man" the street corners giving away small plastic white cane pins in return for donations. Over the years, Candy Day evolved into the candy or mint roll and this program is now in 15 states and Lions in Australi...

Gentiva Safe Strides(R) Home Balance Therapy Program is Reducing Risk of Dangerous Falls and Relieving Pain for Thousands of Older Americans

...e, vision or sensation systems, Gentiva Safe Strides differs from traditional fall prevention programs that typically show patients how to walk with a cane or other assistive device and provide general strengthening exercises. And because Gentiva Safe Strides is delivered at home by physical therapists wi...

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits

...ar worse than it is. For example, a man who uses a cane at a hearing before an administrative law judge but doesn’t normally use a cane would be over-representing his condition. “If the judge asks to look at the cane and sees the tip is not worn, the claim is immedia...

Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

... MONDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Using a cane may help reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis (O...cipants walked wearing their own shoes and using a cane in the hand opposite to the knee with OA. Durin...wearing shoes than when walking barefoot. Use of a cane resulted in a 10 percent average decrease in the k...

CoffeeCakes.com Has Recycling 'In the Bag'

...al. I like that I can carry it on my shoulder when my hands are occupied." The sturdy CoffeeCakes.com bag is lined for water resistance and features cane handles and a canvas shoulder-length strap. The bag's dimensions are (16" x 7" x 18"). About CoffeeCakes.com CoffeeCakes.com is a privately-held c...

Cane use may reduce risk of knee osteoarthritis progression

...cribe two inexpensive interventions: footwear and cane use. While these simple strategies have the poten...e immediate effects of walking shoes and a walking cane on the peak knee adduction moment in people with k....com/journal/arthritis ), strongly support using a cane on a regular basis to reduce the load borne across...

'Revolution 3D' Launches First in AZ

...ach innovative 3D formulation contains 100 percent of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and is sweetened only with the natural goodness of pure cane sugar and agave syrup giving it a deliciously refreshing taste as multi-dimensional as its drinkers. Revolution 3D is lower in calories making it a se...

More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries

...ps, which is disorienting. Find an object ahead of you and focus on it. Don't look side to side at distractions or displays. "If you need a cane or walker to get around, then you should definitely use an elevator," O'Neil added. More information For more on preventing falls among older ...

Tropical Traditions Announces New Organic Raw Coconut Water Vinegar

... Water uses only certified organic Muscabado whole cane sugar in the fermentation of their vinegar, grown ... is a whole sugar that is extracted from the sugar cane using traditional methods. It contains all the natural nutrients found in raw sugar cane or molasses. In the Philippines most commercial ...

The Search for Healthier Drinks Turns Up Yerba Mate

...e of all-natural premium sweetened iced teas that are infused with healthful herbs. Herbal Mist, which features six flavors, is sweetened with natural cane sugar, as opposed to the unhealthy high-fructose corn syrup so many drinks rely upon today. High-fructose corn syrup, according to the Mayo Clinic, ha...

Treating acne: 2 different acid peels are both effective, study finds

...s the growth of new, smoother skin. Both types of acid are derived from organic compounds. AHA has the same active ingredient thats found in sugar cane juice, sour milk and tomato juice, while BHA is derived from salicin, which is closely related to the active ingredient in aspirin. The study invol...

Hidden Veggies on the go hits Whole Foods Market(R) in 2008

... In addition to vegetables, Yotta Bars contain eight other simple ingredients - oats, brown rice syrup, pear juice concentrate, crisp rice, evaporated cane juice, dried apples and canola oil. States Ewing, "Part of the idea from the beginning was to have a clean and pronounceable ingredient list." Yotta...

Work Begins on New Regional Hospital Medical Campus

...d Chair and Health Care District Commissioner C. David Goodlett, who also serves as Vice President of Government and Community Relations for the Sugar cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. "This project will be an economic stimulus to the area and will help attract and keep new professionals and physicians...

Seasonal Sippers Supply Bone-Building Benefits

...ue, serve lightened-up holiday classics like Candy cane Cocoa, Low-Fat Eggnog or Hot Chai Tea for festive ...at benefits the whole family." Recipes for Candy cane Cocoa, Hot Chai Tea and Low-Fat Eggnog all call fo...her or as a cooking activity with kids. Candy cane Cocoa Serves 4 Ingredients 4 cups (1 quart)...

The G&P Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Life Saving Research at The 2007 Angel Ball Honoring Glenda Bailey, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer and the Late H.H. Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

... renowned brands includes: Hennessy Cognac; Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart champagnes; Belvedere and Chopin vodkas; 10 cane Rum; Wen Jun; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; Chateau d'Yquem, Cheval des Andes, Green Point, Terrazas de Los Andes, Cape Mentell...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007

...ted to be the cornerstone of the renewable fuel industry. In a new study, Victor Perez and colleagues showed that yeast-based fermentation of sugar cane the main source of bioethanol in Brazil in the presence of extremely low frequency magnetic waves boosted ethanol production by 17 percent. The scie...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

... cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup have similar effects on hunger, fullness...between the type of sweetener and obesity. As far as appetite is concerned, cane and corn sugars in beverages are much the same." The study is authore...

Actress Sally Field Vows to Fight Against Osteoporosis

...or individuals who survive a hip fracture, their quality of life will likely never be the same. 'Most people, at least 50 percent, will need a cane or walker for the rest of their life,' said Laura Tosi, M.D., a Society for Womens Health Research board member. Fortunately for Field, her do...

Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative

...gio Barroso, president for the Brazil operations of Cargill, the biggest grain trader in the world. Brazil’s soybean industry is losing acres to sugar cane for ethanol production in some areas, he said, and is competing with corn, cotton and cattle. For its part, China has continued its buying spree...

‘Benign’ MS May Not Be So Benin

...y of 169 people whose MS was benign after 10 years found that after 20 years the disease had progressed in 21 percent to the extent that they needed a cane to walk. Most of the patients had the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms come and go. But after 20 years, about 20 percent of the...
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