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Physical Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

An extraordinary new therapy promises to help spinal cord injury patients regain their ability to walk. Science Daily recently reported that a paralyzed man can walk with assistance thanks to spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy. The Mayo Clinic and the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) conducted the study and Nature Medicine published the research findingsThe Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratories launched the spinal cord study in 2016. Clinic director Kendall Lee says the study will show scientists which neural networks function after paralysis. 

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Leadership Habits That Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. Some days are full of stress, and you collapse into your chair and wonder how you're going to make it through the week. Take heart! Gordon Tredgold offers 5 habits you can develop to make your leadership responsibilities easier.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Keep Students Accountable for Their Educational Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Educators are inspirational. They help young people tackle difficult subjects that will help them succeed later in life. Most students earn passing grades in their classes. Other youngsters need a little more motivation to help them pass their courses. These students may make constant excuses for failing grades or bad behavior. They blame their failures on teachers and fellow peers, without taking responsibility for their own success. How can teachers encourage students to take charge of their own academic success?

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Topics: Education

Speech Therapy for USA's Youngest Face Transplant Recipient

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Katie Stubblefield holds a unique distinction. Not only is she one of only 40 people in the world who has received a face transplant, but she is also the youngest face transplant recipient in the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare

Reaching Your Career Goals

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you have big career goals, you don't want to let anything stand in your way. Unfortunately, being employable isn't always as easy as walking into the job you've always dreamed of.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

How Baby Teeth Brighten the Future of Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Thanks to new studies, parents could be learning a lot sooner whether or not their child is autistic. According to the Autism Science Foundation, autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is "a brain-based disorder characterized by social-communication challenges and restricted repetitive behaviors, activities, and interests." Scientists have been learning a lot about the disorder since it was first described in 1943. Now, a breakthrough in research involving baby teeth may lead to early diagnosis.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

A Dentist Finds the Problem Behind a Boy's Speech Delays

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The phrase "tongue-tied" isn't just an expression to mean a person is too shy or embarrassed to speak. It is also a medical condition. Dalan and Meredith Motz learned about the condition of being tongue-tied when they visited their child's dentist.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A positive work culture creates more productive workers. Business leaders have discovered this and Michelle Burke from the Huffington Post states that "Over the past few years, increased research shows positive environments produce positive benefits specifically to engagement, relationships, health and the bottom line". So what exactly is a 'positive work culture'?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The Impact of Social Interaction on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many people take social interactions for granted. While staying connected is effortless for some, there are many people who feel lonely and/or unmotivated to socialize. Mingling with others is more than just a good time; it is associated with many positive mental health outcomes. It's time to make socializing a priority.

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Topics: Mental Health

A Rare Pair: One Twin Has Down Syndrome and the Other Doesn't

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Julia and Michael are twins, but Michael has Down syndrome and Julia doesn't. Learn more about how these rare twins from San Diego, California have grown up.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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