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Poor Hearing Confines Older Adults To Their Homes

Poor Hearing Confines Older Adults To Their Homes

Academy of Finland Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center. Impaired vision and hearing...

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2014-08-19 23:08:52

Partnership to Advance Veteran Employment in the Private and Public Sector Washington DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Easter Seals Dixon Center and the Institute for Veterans and Military at Syracuse University (IVMF) are collaborating to advance veterans employment in the private and public sector. The new partnership, announced today, is anticipated to reach more than 5,000 veterans and their families over the next 12 months. Through the partnership, Easter Seals Dixon Center will provide...

2014-08-18 23:05:13

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a...

2014-08-13 00:21:04

AbilityPath.org launches resource guide for families of children with special needs SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "When my family and I went to my first education planning meeting in high school, we had no idea what to expect or even ask," said 20-year-old Alexis Wineman, college student and Miss Montana 2012, who was diagnosed with autism at age 11. "I am struggling to advocate for myself now that I am an adult and my parents can no longer speak for...

2014-08-11 23:08:43

New Pain Management Services Available From Health Website Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 In some cases, a patient might be suffering from a disease or injury that cannot be cured or easily be eliminated. Pain management is a branch of medicine designed to, at the very least, ease the pain and suffering the patient goes through. Spine Guide, which primarily functions as a health information website that specializes in the spine, will start providing a wide range of pain management...

2014-08-11 23:04:56

With a recent influx of non-English speaking refugees and immigrants to the United States, healthcare systems are struggling to remain in compliance and maximize access to language services while keeping costs low. Stratus Video Interpreting fills the gap with its advanced technology which connects healthcare facilities with qualified interpreters in seconds. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The U.S. has served as a home to over 2.5 million refugees since 1975, accepting more...

2014-08-11 23:01:07

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Angel Stadium of Anaheim to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Angel Stadium of Anaheim to promote...

2014-08-07 23:05:59

Social Security Disability and Medicare Advocacy Firm Continues Participation in Annual Conference for Eleventh Consecutive Year Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC looks forward to joining nearly 250 exhibitors at the 19th Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference, taking place August 11-14, 2014 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Conference programs will concentrate on advancement strategies and resources to help employers improve...

2014-08-07 23:01:35

When considering disability insurance coverage, professional athletes should always have a top expert review the policy before signing, suggests Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 According to NFL.com, Drew Brees’ contract with the Saints expires in 2016 but he shows no signs of slowing down. He is eager to play until age 45 and looks at players like Brett Favre for inspiration and motivation. Brees has continued to show his dedication to the sport and as long as he stays...

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....

2014-08-06 23:05:11

World’s largest annual wheelchair sports event provides therapeutic sports opportunities for disabled U.S. Veterans Washington (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Philadelphia, Pa., for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held August 12–-17. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America present the Games each year. The multi-event sports...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.