Wade In The Water

“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.

Child bride in Yemen dies of internal bleeding on wedding night: activist


SANAA (Reuters) – An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides.

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Many vets’ caregivers cut out from federal benefit

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….–politics.html

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Alzheimer’s patients mentor med students in buddy program

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.


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