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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 States, announces the hiring of its first rehabiliation engineer- Andres Guerrero, MSE. Think of the position as “MacGyver” at a children’s hospital.

Mr. Guerrero earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (combination of mechanical/electrical/programming engineer) at the Escuela Politecnica del Ejercito in his home country of Ecuador and a Master of Science in Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a specialization in Design and Commercialization. Over the past few years, Mr. Guerrero’s expertise spans the fields of biomedical research, energy and robotics.

“I love to find solutions to unconventional problems,” said Andres Guerrero, MSE. “I want to be the person who m

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Cracking The Code To Society’s Most Feared Disease

Even more than cancer, there’s one disease most people fear. The thought of falling prey to Alzheimer’s disease and to the inevitable desecration of the mind is something that can make even the bravest shudder.

After all, if you’re robbed of your sense of who you really are, you’re doomed to live your last days without the dignity that defines you and that you hold dear. Perhaps the ultimate horror of Alzheimer’s disease is that it is as indiscriminate, merciless, and devastating as a wind-swept wildfire.

As a result, a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has become a Holy Grail of sorts in the biotech industry. The disease is so ubiquitous, it casts a shadow over just about everyone’s family. At the same time, it exacts a devastating financial toll on society—perhaps even greater than cancer—with Alzheimer’s disease patients needing 24-hour care for an average of eight

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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 disabilities which consequently impact their quality of life.

Established within the Keller Williams Realty system, Access Perfect Homes is the first team affiliated with a national real estate Brokerage to be dedicated to finding appropriate housing for those who may need assistive technologies, adaptive design and/or renovations that ease or eliminate livability challenges within a residence.
Over 61 million people in the US live with a disability which impacts their mobility, even in their own homes.

Additionally, Access Perfect Homes' focus includes meeting the needs of the senior population. According to 2012 Census data, over 40% of adults over the age of 65 live with at least one disability, with the prim

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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 Medalist, bestselling author and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton and illustrated by country music superstar Brad Paisley, will be released tomorrow, Feb. 4, in honor of World Cancer Day. The book, which tells the story of a young boy trying to find a hat for his mother who is undergoing cancer treatment, is intended to help parents talk with their children about the disease.

"I am thrilled to release Fritzy Finds A Hat to help families across the country broach a difficult conversation about an illness that affects us all," said Scott Hamilton, who survived testicular cancer in 1997. "This story comes from a very personal place for me—I was just 18 years old when my own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I know

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