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The end of each year brings reflection on the highs and lows. What have you accomplished? What could you improve on?
As 2010 comes to a close, here's a look back at some of the most interesting things we've brought you this year:
January - Getting Ready for MDS 3.0
February - We launched our Specialty Resource Centers
March - An in-depth ...
A new iPhone application can help people with communication disabilities speak clearly, according to an article on Penn State Live.
Samuel Sennott, a doctoral candidate in Penn State's Special Education Program, worked with David Niemeijer, a software expert in the Netherlands, to develop Proloquo2Go, an application for iPhone, iPod ...
A 99-year-old woman in Portland, Ore., has found that she can now resume two of her favorite pastimes--reading and writing--thanks to the iPad, according to a report in the Oregonian.
Virginia Campbell, who lives in Mary's Woods Retirement Community, is the star of a viral YouTube video that shows her reading and typing on her new iPad. ...
A recent pilot study has found that regular
use of ''exergames''--video games, like Nintendo Wii, that combine entertainment with
exercise--can improve symptoms of subsyndromal depression (SSD) in seniors.
SSD is much more
common than major depression in seniors, and is associated with substantial suffering,
By using the same technology that helps astronauts regain balance after zero-gravity flights, scientists have discovered an insole that could prevent elderly people from falling, according to an article on CNN.com.
The ''iShoe,'' developed by Erez Lieberman, a graduate student who was an intern at NASA, is an insole that contains balance sensors ...
For those of us who are 10 years or more out of college, we are just getting used to terms like ''blogs,'' ''Web 2.0,'' ''MySpace'' and ''Facebook.'' But once you start ''social networking,'' it can be addictive and contagious.
I joined Facebook about two years ago, not really having any clue about what it was or its potential. For ...
Norovirus, often called the ''stomach flu,'' often shows its face this time of year. Most people realize it's highly contagious but, for the first time, U.S. health officials report it can be spread from contact on computer keyboards and computer mice.
With several people sharing computers in long-term care facilities, and the push towards ...
To help older adults search for and find credible health information online, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has developed a free training curriculum for people who teach and work with older adults.
The Toolkit for Trainers, which is now available on http://nihseniorhealth.gov/, can be an addition to computer training programs at public ...