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More on Stroke by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Stroke gets the attention of researchers given it is the third leading cause of death and the leading reason for choosing nursing home care. Earlier this week, the Universi ... Read on »
One More Amazing Effect of Fish Oil by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The latest news is that fish oil may help reduce risk of psychosis or schizophrenia. The study involved people with a family history of psychosis or who had mild psychoti ... Read on »
New Tool for Caregivers by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health If you are one of the over 50 million Americans who provides care for a loved one, you will want to check out a new online tool. It is still in beta stage, so you can also ... Read on »
PEAK Parent Center Launches 24th Annual Conference on Inclusive Education by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health PEAK Parent Center opens its 24th annual conference on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The conference runs through Saturday, February 13, ... Read on »
Super Bowl 2010 Ads Please and Annoy by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Over 106 million people watched Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7, 2010. More than the final episode of M.A.S.H. It was a record breaker! And today, millions more are votin ... Read on »
Don't Get Too Stressed Watching the Super Bowl by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Are you ready for this? Experts say that getting too riled up can wreak havoc. In fact, some say it can kill you. While on the face of it, this news seems a bit crazy, the ... Read on »
Thoughts About My Retail Experience...Now Past by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Having spent the last five years as a retailer, I find myself still following trends and predictions, even though I closed my store. In my case, the economy won this roun ... Read on »
Looking for Inspiration by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health While there is generally no dearth of inspirational stories around us, there are occasional days that seem low on brilliance. Last night was such a night for me, so I flipp ... Read on »
ADA Set to Celebrate 20 Years as Law by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In the summer of 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law of the land. Changes on that large a scale do not happen without the efforts of many. One of the t ... Read on »
Why not health insurance reform? by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I'm with the side that asks "why not." President Obama asked the Congress to reconsider and take another look before abandoning the efforts. The list is long with the need ... Read on »
More on Feet by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health You might recall that we mused earlier about research that found that walking in high heels creates less stress than running in so-called "running shoes." Think what you wi ... Read on »
Ankle Sprains and Other Uses for Bubble Wrap by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In case you missed it, bubble wrap celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this week. While there are endless uses for bubble wrap, including the delightful popping thing ne ... Read on »
Video games and elders by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Research reported on January 22, 2010 suggests that video games might actually be great for seniors by keeping their minds focused and responsive. "There's a growing body of ... Read on »
How Massachusetts Politics May Affect Health Care by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The election of Scott Brown, a Republican, has dominated the news all day. The potential impact on the pending health care legislation in Washington is anyone's guess...and ... Read on »
Multitasking Has Its Detractors by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Among the many wonders of the significant technological shift in the 1990s was the idea that we could “save time.” Having instant access to phones, email and information, ma ... Read on »
Dance Away Stress by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Dancing with a partner lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which at high levels can wreak havoc in the human body. A recent study reported in the print magazine ... Read on »
The Oldest Old by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The U.S. Census Bureau confirms the fastest growing demographic is “The Oldest Old,” the common label used to describe those over 85. With the 2010 census scheduled to ro ... Read on »
Participation in Clinical Trials Can Be Win-Win by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Clinical trials are not for everyone, of course. The process is invaluable, though, to drug and device manufacturers, to scientists and researchers, and often to individual ... Read on »
Make Pedometers Part of Your New Year's Resolutions for Fitness by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health With yesterday’s news about more reasons not to spend so much time watching TV, this story from The Los Angeles Times on January 11, 2009 about the effectiveness of pedo ... Read on »
Turn TV Watching from a Death Sentence to a Fitness Tool by Kathryn Arbour Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The latest bad news about watching television comes out of Australia. For every hour you watch, researchers say, you increase your risk of heart disease by eighteen percen ... Read on »