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Playing adaptive sports linked to higher employment, economic impact

September 4, 2015

The results of a new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance connect adaptive sports to positive results for the athletes, including higher employment and economic impact.

“Our analysis shows that playing an additional year of adaptive sport is associated with an approximately 4% increase in likelihood of employment every year for 10 years before the benefits flatten out,” Michael Cottingham, PhD, associate professor of Sport Administration and the study's principal investigator, said in a press release. “Resources to support disability sport are lacking, though, in part because of the perceived lack of economic return of investing in these programs.”

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…

Bay Area Makeathon offers tools for development of assistive technologies

September 3, 2015
Desktop 3-D publishing company MakerBot has announced a partnership with nonprofit group, Tikkun Olam Makers, to host the Bay Area Makeathon, a 72-hour event in which…
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Calorie restriction could improve health outcomes related to aging

September 3, 2015
A 12% restriction in calories among average or slightly overweight individuals improved risk factors for age related diseases, as well as influenced blood pressure…
Pessimistic beliefs and no exercise can lead to more back pain Meeting News Coverage

Pessimistic beliefs and no exercise can lead to more back pain

September 3, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Patients with back pain who have pessimistic beliefs about the future as a consequence of their pain, coupled with little to no exercise, can…
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VIDEO: Researcher, amputee advocate explain benefits of virtual world for people with disabilities

VIDEO: Researcher, amputee advocate explain benefits of virtual world for people with disabilities

July 27, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz.  — Second Life Virtual World offers amputees and other people with disabilities an accessible…
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VIDEO: Prediabetes screening essential for preventing type 2 diabetes

VIDEO: Prediabetes screening essential for preventing type 2 diabetes

June 9, 2015
BOSTON — K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, this year’s recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding…
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VIDEO: Rising obesity, survival rates responsible for 'huge burden of diabetes'

VIDEO: Rising obesity, survival rates responsible for 'huge burden of diabetes'

June 7, 2015
BOSTON — Naveed A. Sattar, MD, PhD, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, provides an…
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