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Profiles of Aphasia: Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell was the Rhinestone Cowboy. When he died on August 8th, ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Aug 24
Age-related hearing loss and communication breakdown in the clinical setting
It was not uncommon for older adults to report mishearing a physician or nurse in a primary care or hospital setting, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery . The prevalence of medical errors is higher among older patients. Failures in clinical communication are considered to be the leading cause of medical errors. A previous study reported that improved communication between the medical teams and families could have preven ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Aphasia Organizations Abroad
The National Aphasia Association focuses on American resources and speech therapists. But ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
Going Forward or Backward With Aphasia
Should someone experiencing aphasia set their sights on moving forward or backward ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
5 Tips for Traveling with Aphasia
In an ideal world, traveling with aphasia would be easy. The front ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
Misunderstood With Aphasia
People with aphasia are accustomed to feeling misunderstood when they 8217 re struggling to ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
Profiles of Aphasia: Kirk Douglas
People with aphasia are in good company. We 8217 ve been covering well-known people ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
Sign Language and Aphasia
One of the first questions I asked when learning about aphasia was ...
Aphasia.org - Wed. Aug 23
Know the Signs of Concussion
Concussions have been in the news a lot because of health problems experienced by football players, but you don t have to be a professional athlete to suffer this injury. Youngsters are at risk, even if they don t play contact sports. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury -- or mTBI -- caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to shake, according to the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since it doesn t take a visible he ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 23
Senate Says No to 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill
In a dramatic overnight showdown, the U.S. Senate early Friday morning rejected by one vote a highly contentious skinny repeal bill that would have gutted key elements of the Affordable Care Act. The move may have ended the Republican Party s seven-year quest to dismantle the controversial health care reform law, sometimes called Obamacare, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. The GOP s last-ditch effort to push through a stripped-d ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 23
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling
New research supports the advice that it s never too early to start reading to a child. Children start to recognize and follow some rules of reading and writing as young as age 3, study findings reveal. The study included 179 U.S. kids aged just over 3 years to about 5.5 years. Our results show that children begin to learn about the statistics of written language, for example about which letters often appear together and which letters appear together less ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 23
No significant change seen in hearing loss among US teens
Although there was an increase in the percentage of U.S. youth ages 12 to 19 reporting exposure to loud music through headphones from 1988-2010, researchers did not find significant changes in the prevalence of hearing loss among this group, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery . Even mild levels of hearing loss in children and adolescents can affect educational outcomes. There have been growing concerns that the prevalen ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23