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Archive for September, 2011

Handi Medical Supply presents: 2011 Wellness Series October Session

Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:09 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Cancer: Ways to Modify Your Lifestyle to Decrease Your Risk
Almost every month is dedicated to awareness of cancer…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Presented by our Registered Dietitian:
Jill Schreier, RD, LD, MS

 Thursday, October 13th
11:30 to noon and again at 12:15 to 12:45

 2505 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114
651-644-9770
handimedical.com
Parking lots to the east & west of the entrance
Certificates of Attendance are available

Risk for COPD Higher Than Thought

Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 11:09 AM  posted by jbuytaert

People are at much higher risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than previously thought, according to a new study.

Canadian researchers found that one out of every four people 35 and older is likely to develop COPD, which they called “one of the most deadly, prevalent and costly chronic diseases.” COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and the overall risk for developing it surpasses that of heart failure as well as breast and prostate cancer. Read more

Genetic Abnormalities Linked to ALS Discovered!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:09 AM  posted by jbuytaert

  Thanks to your support, The ALS Association has funded two independent studies that have found a genetic abnormality that, according to researchers, is the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). As reported in the recent online issue of the scientific journal Neuron, an unusual mutation was discovered, where a short DNA sequence is repeated many more times as compared to healthy individuals. Read more

Gentiva Home Health would like to join them for a special continuing education event –  ”Preventing Falls in Parkinson’s Patients” presented by Maria Walde-Douglas, PT.

The presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville, MN. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the presentations will go from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 to be paid at the event, cash or check. Submitted 1.5 Categor 1 CE credit MN Board of PT. Read more

Get Some Sleep: School Start Times

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 12:09 PM  posted by jbuytaert

I want to follow up on a piece I wrote two weeks ago about getting kids back on a good sleep schedule.

 School was just starting and each year most children need to get out of the summer mode and back to a sleep/wake cycle that allows them to thrive during the school year. Now that most kids and teens are back to school, I would like to address another important topic that I wish educators would give some attention: School start times. Read more