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Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues

Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool.

"These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show whether or not they are effective." said Dr. Peter Stanich, assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine. "This study shows that these simple devices may help symptoms like constipation, bloating and incomplete emptiness and can help people have more comfortable and effective bowel movements."

The study, which is published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, was completed with healthy volunteers as participants. Despite th

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Take a Step into Virtual Reality: Cybershoes GmbH Showcases Cybershoes®, a VR Accessory that Literally Lets You Walk Through Your Favorite VR Games

Virtual reality enthusiasts can step into new worlds like never before with VR company Cybershoes GmbH, (https://www.cybershoes.io/ ), showcasing Cybershoes®, an affordable, innovative VR accessory that is worn on your feet, and allows you to literally walk, run or flee through virtual reality.

The Cybershoes are strapped directly onto your feet, and as you are seated in a swivel bar stool, you're ready to begin your VR journey. The Cybershoes are compatible with any VR game, and function with SteamVR, the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, and Pimax. With the Cybershoes at your feet, all of your moments are controlled by your own physical movement, so you can feel like you're exploring ancient dwarven ruins or fleeing from a grasping horde of the undead.

Cybershoes recently unveiled during its CES debut in January its newly redesigned prototype that features an improved gri

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Education Resources, Inc. to Offer Online Course "Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent"

Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) will offer a new online series "Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent," taught by Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, an expert in pediatric vestibular dysfunction. The online course, which benefits practitioners in schools, hospitals, OPD, and clinic settings, combines lectures, lab demonstrations, and presentations to teach evidence-based techniques and identify and treat common vestibular conditions in children and young adults.

Registration is open at www.educationresourcesinc.com, or by calling ERI at 800-487-6530.

Through the course, Ms. Brueckner teaches practitioners how to describe the vestibular system and common pediatric dysfunctions to patients and caregivers. The course highlights the role of therapy in managing and treating vestibular disorders including mTBI, Trauma, BPPV, autonomic and oculomotor dysfunction, visual m

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Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training in Iowa City

The Parkinson's Foundation announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, ATTP®, for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson's disease, in Iowa City. The three-and-a-half-day interactive curriculum is provided in partnership with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, a designated Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence. The Allied Team Training for Parkinson's course in Iowa City, Iowa, will take place March 27-30, 2019.

"The Parkinson's Foundation is committed to providing healthcare professionals with the latest research and best practices that improve care for people living with Parkinson's disease," said John L. Lehr, president and chief executive officer of the Parkinson's Foundation. "Attendees will learn to deliver personalized and patient-centered care at the right time throughou

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