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Dementia: The Right to Rehabilitation

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Published March 30, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2nDpIxe Medical News Today Rehabilitation is as important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert. Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Aging and Dementia at the University of Exeter, said people with dementia have a right to cognitive […]

Researchers: Heads Up tackling program decreases concussion rates

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Published March 18, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2nwLJPk Contact: Lisa Weisenberger, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work this month at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA. “Our study showed […]

Sitting Too Much Can Age You — a Lot

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Published January 24, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2kpt2rp By Shelley Emling, AARP Sitting too much can be a trigger for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and myriad other health problems, past research has found. And now a new study is sending up yet another red flag for couch potatoes to worry about: accelerated aging. An assessment of 1,500 […]

More Grandparents Than Ever

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Published March 20, 2017  |  Source: http://nyti.ms/2mZhkW6 By Sharon Jayson, New York Times Grandparents represent a bigger chunk of the population than ever before, according to new data from the Census Bureau. The number of grandparents in the United States rose to 69.5 million in 2014, up from 65.1 million in 2009, the bureau reported last […]

Study Identifies Children at Risk for Disability After TBI

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Published March 16, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2n8driC By Paul Stone, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital A single symptom following traumatic brain injuries in children may be key to identifying those most at risk for disability as they grow, says a new study from researchers at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. The […]

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

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Published February 27, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2ns7OPr By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain. But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can really help. As reported Feb. […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Published March 2, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2no7RvC  By M.J. Clausen, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital joins the Brain Injury Association of America in announcing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month with Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 22. Over 12 million individuals are living with brain injury. This […]

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