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Karen Wade

Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong - WSJ - 1 views

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    Some important points in this Wall Street Journal article about the advantages of aging. It looks like the Boomer generation will continue to positively impact society for many years to come! How can museums take better advantage of this generation as more and more Boomers retire?
Karen Wade

One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity - LA Times - 0 views

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    How are we going to deal with the serious, long-term problems of childhood obesity if the funding keeps drying up?
David Bloom

PlaNYC 2030 - The Plan - Parks and Public Space - 0 views

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    PlaNYC 2030 - a cool future plan for NYC. Of note for my interest is the chapter on Parks and Public Space, but others may find other chapters of interest, especially in terms of how they envision the city 15 years into the future.
Lisa Eriksen

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain - Forbes - 0 views

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    Oreos actually activated cells in this brain area more than did either cocaine or morphine, which suggests that that magical combination of sugar and fat may be even more delectable to our brains than drugs.
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    I saw this and thought, "Wow, I don't think I need to know this." :-)
Karen Wade

Wave of retiring, unhealthy baby boomers could crush Medi-Cal, study finds - 0 views

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    Could an unhealthy Boomer generation drush Medi-Cal?
Ruth Cuadra

Yellow fever mosquito detected in California - 2 views

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    Here's a possible trend NO one could have imagined. "The nightmare scenarios is it gets established in California and then a mosquito bites someone with an imported case of dengue." 
Ruth Cuadra

The Smart Desk: Exercise While Working « NextNature.net - 0 views

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    Has a touch-screen to control and track movements and can tell exactly how many calories a person burns by standing for part of the working day.
Karen Wade

For baby boomers, staying fit past 50 is not a gray area - latimes.com - 0 views

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    Ever since they were born, Boomers have been reshaping how things are done-now they're beginning to reshape the gym. How will retired Boomers reshape museums?
Lisa Eriksen

LA Times - More in U.S. caring for someone with health issues, study finds - 0 views

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    Caregiving is going to be a huge and expensive issue for this country to deal with in the coming years.  How can museums help?
Johanna Fassbender

The Unintended (and Deadly) Consequences of Living in the Industrialized World | Scienc... - 0 views

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    Progress doesn't always lead to positive outcomes.
Ruth Cuadra

Bionic eye for the blind approved in the U.S. by the FDA (Video) - Toronto Disability |... - 0 views

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    Clinical trials showed that the Argus II partially restores the sight of blind people after it is surgically implanted.
Ruth Cuadra

Ouchless sugar needles deliver 'dried' vaccine - 0 views

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    A technique that delivers a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle could support the global fight against diseases such as HIV and malaria.
Ruth Cuadra

Could FastStitch Device, Invented by Undergrads, Be the Future of Suture? - YouTube - 0 views

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    After surgeon stitches up a patient's abdomen, costly complications -- some life-threatening -- can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard the accidental puncture of internal organs.
Lisa Eriksen

Ecosystems of Well-being & Ecosystems of Well-being in 4 Futures | Institute For The Fu... - 1 views

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    Interesting information that could provide info on how museums can provide for well-being.
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