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CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary

This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available. Updated March 26, 2020 CDC is responding to a pandemic of...
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5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Boost Immune System While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread and we make lifestyle adjustments in response, the challenge is to maintain your mental and physical health in light of mounting stress. These ...
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Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Promotes Matthew Haley, PT to Director of Education and Mentorship

Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, a South Shore practice specializing in unique programs that provide comprehensive treatment in orthopedic, spine and sports medicine spe...
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Therapeutic horseback riding combined with cognitive exercises can help children with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

First-of-its kind research shows how brain-building exercises shared with horseback riding courses improves the motor skills of young people with neurodevelopmental disorders....
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Destress in Your Own Back Yard

While adults are home teleworking, and kids are at home participating in online educational instruction (we hope), it’s even more important during these challenging times to t...
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The impact of the new coronavirus could lead to the longest flu season in decades

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created a third spike in influenza-like illness (ILI) activity across the United States, as researchers working with AccuWeather pr...
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HeartMath® Institute Giving Away 100,000 Copies of New Online Program to Help Kids Learn to Manage Emotions

New Initiative Aims to Put Kids on the Path to Avoid Depression and Anxiety, Learn to Manage Emotions According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 31...
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Lung Specialist Urges Patients and Exercisers to Avoid Toxic Air Caused by Wildfires, Climate Change

From California to Australia, wildfires are growing in frequency and ferocity. Climate scientists draw a direct line from rising global temperatures to a wildfire season that ...
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What Men and Women Lie to Their Doctor About

The TermLife2Go team surveyed 500 people to find out if they’ve ever lied to their doctors, and 23% said they have. Here are some of the white lies, stretched truths, and comp...
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Outdoor Foundation Study: Half of the US population does not participate in outdoor recreation at all

Outdoor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), released the latest Outdoor Participation Report, showing about half the U.S. population parti...
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DiscGenics Announces Completion of Enrollment in U.S. Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Discogenic Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

DiscGenics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing regenerative cell-based therapies that alleviate pain and restore function in patients with ...
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AposTherapy® Partners With Three Physical Therapy Providers in Queens to Bring a Non-Surgical, Drug-Free Solution to Knee and Lower Back Pain Sufferers

AposTherapy® has partnered with three local physical therapy providers to bring New York residents suffering from knee and lower back pain conditions a non-invasive, drug-free...
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CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary

This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available. Updated March 26, 2020 CDC is responding to a pandemic of...
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Team’s Fabricated Corneal Tissue Allows Closer Look at How Eyes Heal

Cells called corneal keratocytes are innately programmed to come to the rescue if the eye is injured. This natural healing process sometimes fails, however, resulting in scarr...
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Sheet Music May Be an Effective Guide For Understanding Human Brain Activity

When Sergio Pequito thinks about the brain, he visualizes a piano. The keys represent different parts of the brain, and the pressure applied by the pianist’s fingers represent...
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Ten-Fold Decrease in Job Gains for People with Disabilities

Only 29,893 people with disabilities entered the workforce in 2018, a ten-fold decrease compared to the more than 343,000 new jobs for people with disabilities two years ago. ...
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People Who Eat a Big Breakfast May Burn Twice as Many Calories

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical ...
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Adulthood with Autism

The independence that comes with growing up can be scary for any teenager, but for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, the transition from adolesc...
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MacGyver”-Like Rehabilitation Engineer Helps Medically Complex Kids at NY Hospital

Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., the state’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital and one of only 14 pediatric specialty hospitals in the United St...
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Machine-Learning Tool Identified Predictive Factors Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement

A machine-learning algorithm developed by an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and his colleagues identified predictive factors associated with worse ou...
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Keeping a stiff upper lip can hurt your health following death of a loved one

Keeping a stiff upper lip can hurt your health following death of a loved one Some people facing the loss of a loved one try to maintain their composure, but it's healthier t...
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Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer A new children's book, Fritzy Finds a Hat, written by Olympic Gold Med...
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Patient Power® Cancer Patient Survey Shows Majority of Patients Willing to Participate in Clinical Trials and Find Them Beneficial

Patient Power®, which delivers patient-powered journalism, information and opportunities to engage with and connect to the cancer community, reports that results from the firs...
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Access Perfect Homes – An Innovative Resource for Finding a Home for the Disabled, Seniors, and Mobility Impaired

Access Perfect Homes is excited to announce the launch of its residential real estate team dedicated to addressing the housing needs of those with mobility issues or physical ...
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Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Continue in School-Age Children

In a follow-up to the landmark 2011 study that demonstrated prenatal surgery for spina bifida has measurable benefits over surgery after birth for one of the most disabling ne...
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