World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2019

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. 2019 WHD campaign: #WomenHumanitarians On World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour the work of women in crises throughout the world. We focus on the unsung heroes, who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities in some of the most difficult terrains, from the war-wou...
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Wedded Bliss

Wedding bells were ringing last weekend as our very own Angela Hale tied the knot with Devon Jolley! It was a beautiful ceremony celebrating their love for BMX racing and each other all in one event. Join us in wishing them well in their future together.
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Help Wanted

Notice to all experienced physical therapists and physical therapist assistants: We are in need of PTs and PTAs with experience in manual therapy (Myofascial Release preferred). If MFR training is not already completed, you must be willing to attend the next available workshop/seminar. The position is part time, but prn will also be considered. Tuesday and Friday availability is preferred but not required. Evening and weekend hours may also be available if preferred.  This is a friendly...
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8 Unexpected Reasons You Might Be Snoring

8 Unexpected Reasons You Might Be Snoring Sawing logs lately? Snoring affects 90 million Americans and the majority of these people "are unaware of why they snore or what snoring could indicate about their overall health," according to Jagdeep Bijwadia, a board-certified doctor in internal,sleep and pulmonary diseases medicine.Snoring can be a telltale sign of an underlying sleep disorder like sleep apnea, a condition that can cause a pause in breathing while asleep. But simple, daily habits or...
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Brains work in sync during music therapy

For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronized during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, was carried out by Professor Jorg Fachner and Dr. Clemens Maidhof of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). For more information on this interesting article, click on the image.
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Stress Changes The Brain, And This Could Be How It Happens

The results of a new brain imaging study may have just answered a big question about how stress changes the brain. Using a combination of genetic editing and brain scanning in mice, researchers found that stress triggers a chemical cascade that radically changes how brain networks communicate, and the results could sharpen our understanding of anxiety disorders in humans. Breaking down the research Stress serves an important purpose in preparing us to react to danger. Anything the brain perc...
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Our Brain Uses a Not-So-Instant Replay to Make Decisions

The hippocampus is a small curl of brain, which nests beneath each temple. It plays a crucial role in memory formation, taking our experiences and interactions and setting them in proverbial stone by creating new connections among neurons. A report published on June 27 in Science reveals how the hippocampus learns and hard wires certain experiences into memory. The authors show that following a particular behavior, the hippocampus replays that behavior repeatedly until it is internalized. The...
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Fun Holiday – Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Celebrated every year on August 2, the unofficial holiday is also known as National Ice Cream Sandwich Day in the US. Many countries around the world have their own version of the ice cream sandwich. In Iran for example, rose or pistachio flavored ice cream is sandwiched between two thin wafers, while in Vietnam, street vendors sell ice cream stuffed between two layers of bread. For more information on this tasty celebration, follow the link in the photo:
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