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How does the new coronavirus spread? Think of second-hand smoke

A new study on COVID-19 suggests it can survive in the air and can live for days on certain surfaces. An aerosol is a tiny air particle, thinner even than the diameter of a s...
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New National Report Sheds Light on Girls' Sports Participation

In recognition of Women's History Month, the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) released Keeping Girls in the Game: Factors that Influence Sport Participation, a new, national re...
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Diveheart’s Scuba Therapy Provides Many Benefits To People With Disabilities

Since 2001 Diveheart, a volunteer driven 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization based in Downers Grove, Illinois has been helping children, veterans and others with disabiliti...
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Stimulus Package Becomes Law – Here’s What It Means for People with Disabilities

President Trump signed into law the $2 trillion-dollar emergency stimulus aimed at propping up the economy during the current crisis. This law is unprecedented in its scope an...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Makes Its Latest Book for Nurses Free for healthcare workers

No one needs a little Chicken Soup for the Soul more than the healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. And now Chicken Soup for the Soul is making ...
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A Statement on the Passing of Bill Withers from the Stuttering Foundation

A statement from Stuttering Foundation president Jane Fraser on the passing of Bill Withers: "Bill has been our friend for many years and is on our list of famous people who s...
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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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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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Understanding how the brain predicts could make treating autism easier

Our brains make our lives easier by predicting what will happen next based on previous experiences. But what happens when those predictive powers don’t work like they should? ...
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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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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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Privacy Window Accents Aging in Place Shower

Occupational therapist Kendra Orcutt helps people grow old … carefully. When she recently counseled a couple to get rid of their old bathtub in favor of a zero threshold walk-...
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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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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...
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