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2005-07-14 14:21:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly women with curved spines may be able to improve their balance and lower their risk of falls by using a weighted support device for their backs and participating in an exercise program, according to new study findings. The women studied had osteoporosis-related curvature of the spine, or kyphotic posture, which causes strain on the spinal cord, can cause back pain, and may increase the risk of falls. Previous studies have shown that the use of a weighted...

2005-07-13 12:23:40

NEW YORK -- Good posture, a phone headset and frequent breaks can help prevent arthritis from holding people back at work, according to an expert. Dr. Diana Baldwin of the University of Missouri-Columbia also recommended keeping a computer monitor and important tasks within arm's length, and leaving wrists in a neutral position, or bent slightly downward, to prevent arthritis. According to Baldwin, arthritis is the second most common cause of workplace disability, after heart disease....

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Nathan Buckwalter, 26, lives in his own East Lampeter Township apartment. He drives his 1991 Dodge Sprint to his job as a cashier at McDonald's on Greenfield Road. At first glance, this doesn't sound remarkable. But it is. Buckwalter was born with cerebral palsy. He walks with the help of leg braces and crutches. At the age of 5, he became one of the first participants in the then-fledgling Lancaster County Therapeutic Riding, Inc. With the help of a ramp and three volunteers who would...

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Spotted saddle Horse
2014-08-12 13:15:00

The spotted saddle horse is a gaited breed of light riding horse that was developed in the United States by crossbreeding small gaited pinto ponies of Spanish descent with larger American breeds like the Standardbred and the Morgan horse. Other gaited breeds were introduced into the bloodline after the American Civil War, including the Tennessee walking horse, Paso Fino, and American Mustangs. It was selectively bred for its pinto coloration and its use as a general riding horse. The two...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.