“Research from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas found that swimmers have healthy blood pressure and cholesterol numbers that not only beat those of walkers but also rival those of runners. Since swimming and water aerobics put less pressure on weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees, they’re perfect for people who find it difficult to walk briskly, jog or run…The YMCA offers swim classes for adults age 18 and older at most of its branches for a reasonable fee. If learning to swim is too daunting, ease into an aqua workout by taking a water aerobics class at your local gym or recreation center.” (p. 126)
Hopkins, T. (2013). I Heart Summer. Essence, 44(4), 125-126.
A Los Angeles-area bodybuilder with stage 4 cancer was told a year ago that he had about 8 months to live. But 56-year-old Mo Carmody refused to let his doctors’ diagnosis knock him out of competition. Melanie Woodrow from KCAL-TV reports.
A cancer patient’s pre-op routine is generating a whole lot of buzz.
Dr. Deb Cohan was minutes away from a double mastectomy when she started getting down in the OR.
The song? Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thomas Doody was in a coma and on a ventilator, but his mom refused to follow a doctor’s advice and put the Iraq war veteran in a nursing home. He was shot while serving with the Marines in Fallujah and suffered an infection and series of strokes during his recovery. She says he’s paralyzed and nearly blind but has made dramatic improvement over the years….
by Jay Kernis and Linda Carroll -NBC News
Few medical students receive extensive classroom training about Alzheimer’s disease or have much experience with someone diagnosed with the incurable, brain-robbing disease.
With as many as 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s — and that number expected triple by 2050 – there’s a pressing need for physicians who can recognize it, treat its symptoms, and better communicate with patients and their caregivers. That’s where the Buddy Program comes in.
The program is helping improve medical student knowledge and familiarity with Alzheimer’s, while heightening sensitivity and empathy towards dementia patients, according to recent research.
A video survey of urban agriculture and community gardening in Atlanta. This story was featured on “This is Atlanta with Alicia Steele,” a Telly Award-winning and Emmy-nominated magazine show on PBA, Atlanta’s PBS Station.
The official war in Iraq may be over but the battle scars still remain, both physical and emotional, for those who served, and for their families.