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Why COVID-19 Infection Curves Behave so Unexpectedly

With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social di...
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Families With Children Who Have Mobility Disabilities Receive Adapted Toy Cars Custom Built For Them By PT Students

Physical therapy students at Chatham University are distributing toy vehicles adapted through the University’s GoBabyGo! program to five families with children with mobility d...
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Studies Link Vestibular/Balance Disorders and Dizziness to Hearing Ability and Falls in Older Americans

The American Academy of Audiology has partnered with the Vestibular Disorders Association for Balance Awareness Week, September 13 to 19, to remind Americans about the importa...
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ASHA Offers Educational Resources About Stuttering, Corrects Misconceptions Reported in Recent News Stories

With stuttering a topic of national interest in the news, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is correcting some recent misconceptions reported about the s...
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Navigating Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

Returning to school is a complex event, even in a typical school year. With the COVID-19 pandemic and other social uncertainty, new challenges exist to maintain safety, comfor...
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FlexJobs and Mental Health America Survey Finds Three-Quarters of Workers Have Experienced Burnout

According to a survey of more than 1,500 respondents, seventy-five percent of people have experienced burnout at work, with 40 percent saying they’ve experienced burnout durin...
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Anorexia May Stunt Young Women’s Growth

Girls with anorexia nervosa can have stunted growth and may not reach their full height potential, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Cli...
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Hackensack Meridian Health Observational Study Identifies Drug that Improves Survival in Sickest COVID-19 Patients

Researchers at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive health network, have utilized its statewide observational database of more than 5,000 h...
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University of Maryland Launches Biocomputational Engineering Degree Program

The University of Maryland (UMD) announced the official launch of a new bachelor of science degree program in biocomputational engineering (BCE), making the university one of ...
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Acute Exercise has Beneficial Effects on the Immune System during Prostate Cancer

New research published this week in Experimental Physiology found that in prostate cancer survivors, a moderate bout of exercise kept the cell count of certain type of immune ...
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New Programs Help Cedars-Sinai Address the Needs of Growing Population of Older Adults

Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than 450 older adults learned their weekly exercise classes offered through the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program were on ho...
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Disability-Focused Entrepreneurs Achieve Amazon Kindle Best Seller Status In Eight Categories

Mai Ling Chan, speech-language pathologist, and 13 successful disability-related entrepreneurs achieved Amazon Kindle Best Seller status on the first day of availability in ei...
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Navigating Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

Returning to school is a complex event, even in a typical school year. With the COVID-19 pandemic and other social uncertainty, new challenges exist to maintain safety, comfor...
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State-By-State Breakdowns: COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rates Among The General Population & Percent Of Nursing Homes With Less Than One Week Supply Of PPE

Using data from Johns Hopkins University, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) compiled a state-by-state breakdown of the p...
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Patients With Privacy Concerns Three Times As Likely To Withhold Details From Their Doctors

Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research...
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Study: Food Insecurity Leads To Long-Term Health Issues For Many Americans

Hungry people are more likely to develop serious health issues—particularly cardiovascular disease—that raises the chances of an early death, according to first-of-its-kind st...
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Implementation Of Social Distancing Policies Correlates With Significant Reduction In Sars-Cov-2 Transmission

According to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the implementation of social distancing policies corresponded with significant reductions in t...
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AOHP Publishes Updated Beyond Getting Started Resources to Advance Occupational Health Practice

The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has updated the five resources in its Beyond Getting Started series to support the advanced specialty...
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After 30 Years of the ADA, People Who Use Wheelchairs Are Still Excluded

Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, but the needs of people with mobility disabilities continue to be overlooked and unheard, acco...
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Chemistry Innovator Widening, Quickening Uses Of Spectrometry

The clock is ticking when a neurosurgeon is trying to remove a brain tumor but also determining its malignancy and type. Instead of sending samples to a lab where the necessar...
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Does 'Mommy Brain' Last? Study Shows Motherhood Does Not Diminish Attention

“Mommy brain” is a long-held perception that mothers are more forgetful and less attentive. “In most studies, however, attention and memory tests are given to mothers very ea...
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Ohio State Conducts First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial For Huntington’s Disease

In a worldwide first, surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have treated two patients with Huntington’s disease using a novel gene therapy treatment as p...
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States Slow to Implement Stay-at-Home Orders Saw Higher Rates of COVID-19 Deaths

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, governments at the state and local levels issued emergency declarations and shut down schools. With no treatment and ...
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Survey: 87% of COVID Tests for Nursing Home Residents & Staff Taking Multiple Days or More to Process

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) conducted a survey of 1,385 members from June 25-29, 2020 on COVID-19 testing of staff at l...
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Health Care Organizations Issue Joint Framework to Increase Utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Seven leading diabetes organizations issued a consensus report today highlighting the value of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services as part of compr...
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