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Understanding Neurofibromatosis Type I, and How Occupational Therapy Can Help Written by Lily Ritvixay Neurofibromatosis is a very rare, genetic disease that affects < 200,000 people/year.  That includes children and adults. It is non-curable, however some treatment is available.  Most people are not aware of it, nor the implications it has on the body or …

vaping

Public health officials worry about what exposure does to youth Written by Lauren Turville A recent study by CDC researchers shows that approximately 70% of teens are exposed to e-cigarette advertisements. Students in middle and high school are frequently seeing these ads from multiple sources including in stores, online, in movies or on TV, or …

Written by Ryan Chase New Balance Vazee Finding shoes that fit runners with high arches can be just as hard as finding a shoes for runners lacking in arches. The New Balance Vazee has great traction and maintains its shape, giving high-arched runners comfort with that knowledge. The Vazee works in any weather conditions, however …

end of life medicare policies

Medicare Announces Plans to Give People Greater Say In How They Die The federal healthcare program Medicare, which is responsible for giving coverage to 55 million older or disabled Americans, announced their plans to reimburse doctors if they would have conversations with their older patients about how long they would like to be kept alive …

plasma donation

Written by Caitlin Schille The plasma donation business has ballooned into an enormous industry, and the demand allows plasma donors to be paid for their donation. People looking to make a quick buck can spend an hour or two donating their plasma for payouts of $40 or more per visit. Some question whether this is …

trans fats

Saving 7,000 lives each year by making one rule change in the food industry would definitely be a step in the right direction. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that by the year 2018 no trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, will be permitted in any food. This big news will …

Dollar Shave Club Pros: Every guy needs a different number of razors each month, because we all grow facial hair differently, and have different shaving habits. Dollar Shave Club has plans of $1/month, $6/month, and $9/month, based on the number of razors you want every month, and also on how many blades are on the razor. …

By Dr. Rachot Vacharothone, Owner of Medallus Medical A Brief History The practice of prepaying for medical care initially involved prepayment directly to doctors and hospitals for whatever limited services they could provide. Then it quickly transformed to prepaying a third-party administrator—a middleman—instead. This allowed members to access larger health systems and more facilities. This was the birth …

increase vertical leap

How to Fly: The University of Utah’s basketball strength coach gives some tips on improving your vertical leap. There is a lot of advice out there about how to get a better vertical leap. Weird shoes, intense month-long programs and more promise to send you flying, but a lot of that is nonsense. Ute men’s …

Low- or no-cost solutions to common problems 1. Smartphone too quiet? Just set it over the top of an open glass fruit jar. This is an old trick, but one that still works. 2. Crowded closet? Find an aluminum can and break off the opener, which should have two small circles. Run the tops of …