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iPad a Benefit to Nursing Home Residents

A fascinating article in the Montreal Gazette describes how people living in Health Central Park nursing home in Florida have had their brains, mobility, and social lives jump-started by a simple gadget: the iPad. The hope is that the iPad and other digital tablets could become a mainstream treatment device for people with Alzheimer’s disease …

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Can Motherhood Cause Brain Injury?

Can motherhood cause brain injury?   Yes… indirectly. An article in the Deseret News recounts the experience of mom Erin Stewart, whose preschooler gave her a concussion: Motherhood is rough. I’m not talking about emotions here. I’m talking physically rough. I’m talking just-got-back-from-the-doctor-with-a-minor-concussion rough. Seriously. My preschooler gave me a concussion. In what will forever be …

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International Walk To School Day

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2011. According to Safe Kids USA, a government site devoted to helping to keep children safe, approximately 13,000 child pedestrians age 14 and younger are injured each year in crashes with motor vehicles. For the twelfth year, Safe Kids and FedEx will team up to teach …

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A Brain Injury at School…a Cautionary Tale for Parents

At about 2:00 pm, second grade student Michael Rodriguez slipped on some water at school and hit his head. By 6:00 pm, his mom was rushing him to the hospital. The basic story is simple, but the lessons are in the details. According to a Texas-based news source, VictoriaAdvocate.com, by the time 7-year-old Michael got …

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Reducing Nursing Home Resident Hospitalizations

A commentary in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) talks about the common problem facing nursing home residents:  Unnecessary hospitalizations due to untrained nurses or substandard medical protocol when an elderly resident becomes ill. According to the articles authors, Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander and Dr. Robert A. Berenson: More than …

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Johnston County Kicks Off New Teen Driver Safety Campaign

Every parent knows teenagers mostly listen their friends. So Johnston County, North Carolina, officials and school leaders decided to use that to the advanatage of their driver safetly programs. A new driver safety campaign kicked off Wednesday of this week that is based on the idea of having teens discuss and encourage each other to practice safe driving habits.

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