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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
Unique Support Groups, Aphasia Apps, Therapies, and Books
The NAA hears about many interesting supplemental therapies and tools for treating ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Dec 20
Affiliate Highlight: The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Center for Aphasia Research a...
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Aphasia.org - Thu. Dec 20
Affiliate Highlight: ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
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Aphasia.org - Thu. Dec 20
Here's What the NAA Accomplished This Year
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is our favourite holiday Giving Tuesday. It 8217 s a ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Dec 12
Affiliate Highlight: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Center fo...
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Aphasia.org - Wed. Dec 12
New Clinical Trial Uses Magnetic Brain Stimulation to Treat Aphasia
There 8217 s an exciting new clinical trial beginning in January 2019 that is ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Dec 12
Affiliate Highlight: University of Arizona Clinic for Adult Communication Diso...
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Aphasia.org - Wed. Dec 12
Aphasia Realizations
Kimberly Williams-Paisley encounters many realizations once her mother is diagnosed with primary ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Dec 12
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With MS Drug
A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada alemtuzumab after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these problems -- which can lead to permanent disability and death -- developed symptoms within a day of receiving an initial infusion of Lemtrada, the agency said. In one patient, symptoms occurred three ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 12
Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children
Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. The results published in Music Perception show that the auditory skills of hearing impaired children are connected to the amount of singing and music in their everyday lives. In the study, University lecturer of logopedics Ritva Torppa, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12