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Sex difference on spatial skill test linked to brain structure

Men consistently outperform women on spatial tasks, including mental rotation, which is the ability to identify how a 3-D object would appear if rotated in space. Now, a University of Iowa study shows a connection between this sex-linked ability and the structure of the parietal lobe, the brain re...

Climb to Fight Breast Cancer Offers Peaks for Every Skill Level

'Volcanoes of Mexico' among the choices for 2008 SEATTLE, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An intriguing new offering for climbers -- "Volcanoes of Mexico" -- highlights the 2008 Climb to Fight Breast Cancer(R) benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The 11th annual Climb has e...

The politics of the playground: lack of athletic skill often means loneliness and peer rejection

In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown was never able to kick the football, fly a kite properly or lead a baseball team. He was also sad and often the target of ridicule from his peers. A new Canadian study looking at the connections between athletic skill and social acceptance among school chi...

Combination of Brain Scans, Reading Skill Tests can Predict Kids Reading Problems

Researchers have found that functional brain scans and tests of reading skills when taken together are better at predicting which children will have ongoing reading problems. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by led by Fumiko Hoeft at Stanford University School of Medicin...

Brain damage affects artistic skill

Researchers in the US felt that artistic skill is often preserved after brain damage. It's not really known how the brain influences artistic creativity. But you might assume that brain damage from a stroke, dementia, or trauma// - would destroy your ability to create. Researchers at University o...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

...ng the company forward." J. Brian Patsy, chief executive officer, said, "I am pleased to have an industry professional with the experience and skill set of Jon Phillips appointed Chairman of Streamline Health. Jon has been a strong voice on the board that I have relied on for advice and input and I...

Mobile Surgery International Assembles Team of Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Surgeons

...os Angeles. " Mobile Surgery International 's orthopedic surgery capabilities are built first and foremost on the experience, focus, and skill level of our surgeons," said Arnon Krongrad, MD, the chief executive officer and medical director of the company. "Our surgeon driven service model co...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...tin), for the primary treatment of hypercholesterolemia and combined dyslipidemia. "The approval of LIVALO is a testament to the commitment and skill of Kowa's clinical development and regulatory groups in successfully bringing a new therapeutic option to a large, competitive market for cardiometabo...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...arned a great deal of respect in both his local medical community and the national plastic surgical community through his many publications, technical skill and personal demeanor. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, ...

Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR

...ly and effectively learn basic life-support skills. As in adults, physical strength may limit depth of chest compressions and ventilation volumes, but skill retention is good," he added. In the training program, the children were taught CPR, how to use of automatic defibrillators, the correct recovery p...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

...ntion to detail and the small things that add up to big results when manufacturing implantable silicone products. All of this points to the incredible skill and dedication that is focused on producing micro-products that in some cases can barely be seen with the unaided eye. Even though many of us will nev...

Ten Secrets for Getting High Quality Plastic Surgery at More Affordable Prices

...s can be done comfortably without the need for anesthesia. Make sure your doctor is comfortable performing your procedure without anesthesia. It's a skill of its own and not shared by all surgeons. I do over 90% of my surgeries comfortably without the need for anesthesia. Dr. Payman Simoni ...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational Celebrates 16 Years of 'Surfing for a Cure' to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

...lace at Scripps Pier in La Jolla beginning at 7 a.m. and continue for most of the morning. Teams will compete for trophies, but the emphasis is not on skill level but rather participation and support for cancer research. Following the invitational, a ceremonial conch will be blown at 11:30 a.m. to signal t...

Two Years Remain for Physicians to Obtain Sleep Medicine Certification without Fellowship Training

...l Records Review Course with Terrence Malloy, RPSGT. This precursor to the main course gives physicians an extra day to look at records and hone this skill that will be tested on the November exam. About The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine Since 1992, the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & T...

May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism

...match car design system, has won major awards for crafting a toy that incorporates creative problem-solving, visual-spatial processing, and fine motor skill development into an ultra-cool play experience that appeals to kids of all ages and abilities. With its "Cars for Classrooms" summer charitab...

Diane Adams Joins Allscripts as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

...to shape the culture and workforce of Cisco, one of the IT industry's great companies," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Her skill set will help Allscripts maintain and build upon its reputation as a top national employer during this time of significant growth for the company." ...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

...l delays. Both groups of children require extra daily care, but the children with autism may present more behavioral issues because communication is a skill in which they are developmentally behind their peers. On a scale of zero to four, the average parenting stress score for parents of children with a...

School of Health Management Honors 162 Graduating Students

...s, John Deere, Shell and the U.S. Marine Corps. As an author, he has published "Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One skill at a Time" (2007) as well as "Vantagepoints on Learning and Life" (2006). As a motivational speaker, Eikenberry emphasized the extraord...

Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

...ee others' perspectives on oneself may be particularly critical to development in adolescence. As a result, individuals who lack this social cognitive skill (including those with autism spectrum disorders) may face significant obstacles," she said. The study appears in the July/August issue of the journ...

Top Newport Beach-Based Plastic Surgery Practice Triples Its Revenue; Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

...fer each patient a personalized approach with emphasis on safety and comfort. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of surgical skill to optimize the best results." Recently featured on the Discovery Health Channel ''Plastic Surgery Before and After'' program, Dr. Sundine ha...

Hit the Links for a Healthy Dose of Fun with Play Golf America

... the game. Play Golf America ( PlayGolfAmerica.com ) is a resource for free and affordable activities at golf facilities nationwide for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Health and fitness experts advocate taking 10,000 steps per day, the equivalent of five miles. Walking a 9-hole course enables a...

40 Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine

.... "We are delighted that so many members of our medical staff have been acknowledged by their peers in the medical community for their hard work, skill and integrity," said Bill Schneider, CEO of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. "As an organization, our mission is to raise the long-term health...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

...Spanish researchers say that producing certain kinds of tongue clicks helps people to identify objects around them without having to use their eyes, a skill that would be benefit the blind. This ability could also help firefighters, rescue teams or even people lost in fog, according to Juan Antonio Martine...

Perot Systems Selected to Implement Health Information Systems in China

... recognition of Perot Systems expertise, not only in the IT Technology domain, but our proven skills in clinical transformation. This transformational skill provides the ability to integrate and apply IT into the daily operations of hospitals and clinics, resulting in better care and patient experience as ...

DaVita's Award-Winning Training Program for New Teammates Reaches Milestone With 100th DaVita Academy in Baltimore, Maryland

...newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO ) DaVita Academy is a two-day experience for new and recently hired DaVita(R) teammates and involves skill building, team building, and having lots of fun. An important part of the company's extensive training and education programs, the first 100 sessions...

Seek Out Credentials Before Choosing a Physician - Is Your Cardiologist Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease?

...r. Weiss said. "An ABMS Member Board certified doctor has participated in a voluntary training and assessment process that demonstrates knowledge and skill in their chosen specialty/subspecialty beyond the basic licensing requirements." To keep pace with continuous advances in the field of medicine,...

VYVANSE CII provided significant efficacy at 14 hours in adults with ADHD

...ties that require a level of attention needed in many workplace settings. The efficacy of VYVANSE was measured by PERMP, a validated, time sensitive, skill adjusted math test designed to evaluate an adult's ability to attend, initiate, and complete written seatwork. The PERMP was administered at interval...

Crestor Patent Invalidity Evidence Uncovered By Article One Partners Community

...lements, why the lead molecule would be selected, what results could be expected from substitutions to the lead molecule, and why a person of ordinary skill at the time would have applied the teachings to create the claimed invention. The references can form a clear, convincing invalidity position as verif...

Specialized California Medical Center (Heart411.com) Offers Top-Notch Cardiothoracic Surgery

... worked at the University of Michigan Hospital, Emory University Hospitals and the University of California San Diego Medical Center to hone his skill in cardiothoracic surgery . The vast knowledge between the two doctors enable them to take on complicated cardiothoracic surgery cases includin...

Michael Jackson's Death Underscores the Tragedy and Impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

... automated external defibrillator (AED) if they are to have any chance of survival. Today's news should be a reminder that CPR is a basic life-saving skill that everyone should know, and that AEDs should be widely deployed to enhance the chance of survival." For more information, please visit www.s...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

...ch look for suspicious polyps, often miss tumors. Among other things, colonoscopies might not detect small polyps, and their success depends on the skill of the person performing the procedure, said Wishner, director of the colorectal cancer program at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. ...

Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals

...world's largest libraries of eLearning content, delivering solutions in compliance, safety, emergency preparedness, continuing education and workplace skill development. A key component of CiNet's product platform is the ability to provide certification for thousands of corporate, industrial and governmen...

TransUnion Revenue Manager(SM) Meets Healthcare Challenges Brought On By Today's Economy with New Features

...manage unpredictable workloads from day to day with the ability to reassign tasks between a group of employees based on predetermined factors, such as skill set or department. Examples of this include more management reports that help administrators evaluate workflow across the revenue cycle, including the...

InfoLogix CEO David Gulian Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award Finalist in Greater Philadelphia

...he top 50 healthcare IT companies in the world, and a nationally-recognized leader in enterprise mobility solutions, as a result of his dedication and skill as an entrepreneur." Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program were selected by an independent judging panel made up of reg...

Fifth Annual Games for Health Conference Kicks Off in Boston

...games can effectively motivate people to adopt healthier behaviors, empower patients to manage chronic diseases better, and raise medical training and skill development to new levels," said Steve Downs, assistant vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "The Games for Health Conference channel...

SmallCapSentinel.com Releases Market Actives List for JAZZ, MEXP, C, SAY, GOOG, AAPL

...hunters searching for sunken Spanish Galleons in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The result for investors is a proverbial lottery ticket, where skill and chance blend into a public company. FiSpace.Net is a dynamic investor social network where bloggers, message board readers, writers and more ...

Hispanic Workers Ages 50+ May Help Employers Solve Potential Future Labor Shortages

...seekers who are good matches for certain career opportunities but who lack a few skills. Such training could include English-as-a-Second language and skill training, the report suggested. Consider training for managers that encourages them to embrace workplace diversity and stresses the value that...

RiskMetrics Recommends That Providence Service Corporation Stockholders Vote for Providence's Director Nominees on the White Proxy Card

...y relevant backgrounds or experience serving on public company boards. Additionally, it does not appear that either nominee would bring any additional skill set that the board currently lacks. As such, we are not convinced that the dissident nominees are best suited to effect change." In its report,...

Aflac Outdoor Games Return to Columbus for a Second Year

... the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series , a competition consisting of eight disciplines that challenge competitors' strength, endurance, stamina, tool skill and agility. The saw chips fly, and the competition is fierce. In fact, last year during the Aflac Outdoor Games, New Zealander Jason Wynyard broke th...

Finding Fitness on the Dance Floor

...social, local and friendly way to enjoy low-intensity physical activity and skill learning," said the author of the second study, Stephen Cobley, a senior lecturer in skill acquisition and sport/exercise psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University ...
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