Teens as Cardiologists in Training: Program Swaps Backpacks for Stethoscopes
Experts from Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute open their doors to expose young women to careers in heart medicine and surgery
CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victoria Horsley is like most teenaged girls looking forward to their senior year of high school....
Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients
Specially designed backpacks
have come as a boon for cancer patients who have to spend weeks in hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Like in the case of Nick Gall-Tomassen, aged 31, suffering from bone cancer. These days he spends his recuperation time away from the ward.
His backpack hold...
Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks a Weighty Load for Children to Bear
While that new backpack your son or daughter just got for the new school year might seem harmless, there is the potential for a lifetime of back and neck ailments if not// loaded or worn correctly, according to Dr. Paula Kramer, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of the S...
Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children
A unique study conducted by researchers at University of California on the backpack load of a number of middle school children in the U.S. reveals that it is much higher than that required for comfort and safety.// It has even warned about the possibility of back pain as a result of the excessive p...
Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football
...ildren back to school in the weeks ahead. Shopping for school supplies and backpacks
will soon begin. The anticipation of new teachers and new classes is brewi...departments. To minimize injury, the AAOS recommends:
with different-sized compartments as well as construction features such a...
USAID Brings White House Service Initiative to Baltimore
...ren listened intently as Fulgham read several stories to entertain them as they awaited their appointments. After the "story time" Fulgham passed out backpacks
filled with books to help encourage the children to continue reading at home.
After meeting with the children, Fulgham toured the Esperanza Cente...
Harmful Bacteria May Hide on Soft Surfaces in Your Home
...viruses on hard surfaces, is also approved to kill 99.9% of illness-causing bacteria on soft surfaces, such as couches, mattresses, pillows, pet beds, backpacks
and shoes. LYSOL(R) dries quickly, won't stain soft surfaces and leaves a light, fresh scent.
"Families encounter thousands of bacteria on the ...
Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest
...ool. In addition, each year for the past ten years, Sister Audrey has distributed 5,000 new pairs of tennis shoes to children in need. She also stuffs backpacks
with goodies for local teens' Christmas gifts and provides Thanksgiving baskets for local families. Furthermore, Sister Audrey finds time every year t...
Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) Makes it Easy for Supporters to Give Back Through Its '30 Ways in 30 Days' Campaign
Help a local RMHC Chapter with a golf tournament, auction, gala or fundraising event to raise awareness for the Charity
with school supplies for children visiting a local Ronald McDonald Care Mobile(R)
Answer phones, greet visitors or do light office work at ...
Text-Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction
...vices in easy-to-find locations, such as phone pockets or pouches. This will prevent you from becoming distracted by having to rummage through purses, backpacks
or clothing trying to find the devices.
Ignore calls or messages that arrive when you need to concentrate on demanding tasks such as driving. Bette...
MIT creates tiny backpacks for cells
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT engineers have outfitted cells with tiny "backpacks" that could allow them to deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumors or become building blocks for tissue engineering.
Michael Rubner, director of MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering and senior author o...
Accelerometer backpacks aid study of gliding behavior in the 'flying' lemur
Berkeley -- The "flying" lemur of Malaysia is the champion of all gliding mammals, able to drop from the forest canopy, glide more than the length of two football fields, execute 90-degree turns and then alight gently on a tree trunk.
Researchers in Singapore, the United Kingdom and at the Univ...
Backpack straps can decrease blood flow in the shoulder and arm
... SAN DIEGO, CA More than 92 percent of the children in the U.S. carry backpacks. Typically the backpacks
are loaded with almost one-fourth of the childs body weight (22 percent) and worn with only one strap. Last year, a team of physician researchers exa...
BNBI Employees Donate 1,000 Backpacks to Frederick County School Children
FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employees of the
Battelle National Biodefense Institute, LLC raised enough money to purchase
for the Frederick County School Board's Community Agency
"Having the required school supplies is a very basic need ...
Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact
...t threshold, nanostructured plastic solar cells could be put into use on a broad scale, he said. As a start, they could be incorporated into purses or backpacks
to charge cellular phones or mp3 players, but eventually they could make in important contribution to the electrical power supply.
Minnesota Chiropractic Association Offers Backpack Safety Checklist
...., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The backpack is a back-to-school
staple. In addition to being functional, they can be a fashion accessory as
well. However, backpacks
are a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for
millions of children and adolescents. As students head back to school, the
Minnesota Chiropractic As...