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Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

2014-02-20 12:26:16

CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Rising star Erin Latimer has been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March, Alpine Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Latimer, of Toronto, Ont., joins the roster of 13 para-alpine skiers who were nominated on Jan. 21, rounding out a strong Canadian contingent that is a talented mix of Paralympic veterans and up-and-coming athletes. Latimer's bio is available here...

2014-02-19 23:27:20

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ two-day Face of America ride will be highlighted at a March 11 McLean, Virginia event hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton offering veterans and active duty military information about adaptive sports activities. McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Veterans, and active duty servicemen and women often face physical, emotional and psychological challenges that can hinder reintegration into careers and their personal lives. Recognizing these challenges, management...

2014-02-19 23:27:18

The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate Allowance Program -- a move that Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, says is definitely headed in the right direction, but that much more work is left to be done. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate...

2014-02-19 12:28:45

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Does attending an event with the best burgers in town sound like fun? Victory Living Programs' Cheeseburger in Paradise event is one of Fort Lauderdale's most anticipated fundraisers of the year offering a casual, fun island theme setting, great burgers, music and more! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/FL67124 ) Funds raised at the annual Cheeseburger in Paradise event being held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6...

2014-02-19 08:28:32

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great pride and enthusiasm that schools and communities across the country will welcome some of the country's top athletes with a disability as guest speakers - many of them multiple Paralympic Games medallists - as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2014, presented in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy Business. Paralympic Schools Week takes place during the 12 days between the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,...

2014-02-18 23:29:46

Special Needs Planning company announces their new housing options and database for individuals with special needs. The new information and methods focus into helping aging parents find housing for their adult children with disabilities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a company committed to helping families with special needs plan for the future of their family member(s) with disabilities. These financial planning experts are now announcing...

2014-02-18 23:23:28

Debra Giacolone brings unique expertise to create and launch new live online services SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 To help the company better meet the diverse needs of special education administrators, PresenceLearning appointed Debra Giacolone, the former Director of Exceptional Education and Student Services with the School District of DeSoto County, as its first Director of Special Education Services. In her new role, Giacolone will work with current and prospective...

2014-02-18 23:01:30

Bionic Hand Gives Amputee Sense of Touch Released Today by First Class Posting (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Throughout the history of medicine, one thing about amputees was pretty much certain: once they lost a limb, they were never going to feel with that limb again. Prosthetic limbs were enough to help amputees live a normal day-to-day life, but they lacked the ability to give amputees back the sense of touch that so many of us take for granted. A team of European researchers that has been...

2014-02-18 16:25:56

Prosthetic industry veteran joins company with disruptive technology in prosthetic feet TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ability Dynamics, manufacturer of RUSH87 and RUSH81 prosthetic feet and challenger to the legacy prosthetic foot industry, is pleased to announce a new hire within the company. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/MN66078) Steve Sherman joins Ability Dynamics as Vice President of sales with over 20 years' experience in the...


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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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