fb_thumb
Looking for Signs
Kimberly Williams-Paisley looks for signs from the universe that everything will be ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jan 21
Aphasia-Friendly Communication Tips
It turns out that aphasia-friendly communication tips are just good communication. The ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jan 21
Resolutions and Aphasia
2018 is winding down. At the NAA, we 8217 re already thinking about our ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jan 14
Affiliate Highlight: Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jan 14
Affiliate Highlight: Communication Connection
This is the final post in our affiliate highlight series. This time, ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jan 14
To head off late-life depression, check your hearing
New York, NY January 2, 2019 --A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment of age-related hearing loss, which is underrecognized and undertreated among all elderly, could be one way to head off late-life depression. The study was published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head Neck S ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Researchers say auditory testing can identify children for autism screening
CHICAGO--January 7, 2019--A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . The authors note a strong connection between auditory dysfunction and autism, suggesting that hearing issues identified at birth can be a clue to monitor the child for autism. Uncovering hearing issues would also improve outcomes for all chil ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Older people who use hearing aids still report hearing challenges
A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, whose analysis is based on Medicare survey data and appears in the January issue of Health Affairs , suggest that the federal government expand Medicare and or Medicaid coverage of hear ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Best of 2018 Booklet
The National Aphasia Association had an incredibly busy 2018. What have we ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Dec 31
Affiliate Highlight: Global Speech and Swallow
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Dec 31
How Seniors Can Prevent Hypothermia This Winter
In winter, older adults are at higher risk of losing body heat and slipping into potentially fatal hypothermia, U.S. health officials warn. Older people can lose body heat quickly and find it harder to recognize the signs, experts at the U.S. National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health NIH explained. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in core body temperature. It can happen when it s cold inside or outside and the body is unable to produ ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 31
People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy
Some people who receive botulinum toxin injections for disorders that cause muscle tightness and contractions develop resistance to the treatment, researchers say. The new study included nearly 600 patients with dystonia or spasticity who had been receiving botulinum toxin type A commonly known as Botox for about three to five years. The researchers found that about 15 percent of the patients developed an immune response that made the treatment less effect ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 31