The Senior-Friendly Guide to Medical Alert Systems

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This Reviews.com page guides readers through exactly what to do to prepare for a worst-case scenario. It is reader-friendly, with larger font and is compatible with screen-reader technology. There is also included a printable PDF version or those who can’t access the internet. Using these tips can help ensure a seamless process and, of course, safety.

Pediatricians Warn Against Using Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, those little numbers inside the triangle recycling symbol may contribute to disease and disability, especially in children. http://flip.it/g_uNKh

Humans do not age because of wear and tear

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Humans do not age because of wear and tear but because biological processes -which once helped us – fail to shut off, new research suggests. Scientists from University College London, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London believe that once-useful genetic programmes continue to… http://flip.it/x77nDr    

Singing without Words

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Living in Frederick, Maryland we have a large deaf community. Enjoy this heartwarming and universal version of a beautiful song.

The future of bracing is here and it is a game changer for those with neuromuscular diseases!

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Imagine a brace that allows you to walk normally without struggle or pain despite weak hip, knee, and/or ankle and foot muscles or contractures.  This unique Dynamic Bracing Solution brace allows you to not only walk, but return to your prior activities.  And it lets you move with increased speed, distance, and less risk to fall without getting exhausted so you can finally enjoying being up and about.  And being more…

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The Future of Bracing Is Here: New hope for those affected by Neuromuscular diseases

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Imagine a brace that allows you to walk normally without struggle or pain despite weak hip, knee, and/or ankle and foot muscles or contractures.  This unique Dynamic Bracing Solution brace allows you to not only walk, but return to your prior activities.  And it lets you move with increased speed, distance, and less risk to fall without getting exhausted so you can finally enjoying being up and about.  And being more…

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Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

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Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem. A study published recently in the journal Health Services Research suggests trying physical therapy first may at least ease the strain on the patient’s wallet in the long term — and also…

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Your Mom Was Right. You Really Are What You Eat

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The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease. The gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating our immune response and may affect whether we are sick or well, both mentally and physically.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201404/the-gut-brain-connection-mental-illness-and-disease

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process.

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So there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go [exercise].  The takeaway: Medium-sized arteries need two to three days a week of 30-minute exercising to minimize artery stiffening. But to minimize the stiffening of equally important…

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