Housework Has Both Physical and Mental Benefits

Housework has both emotional and physical benefits for older adults, according to new findings by a Case Western Reserve University school of nursing researcher.

“House cleaning kept them up and moving,” said Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, CNS, a postdoctoral KL2 Scholar at the university’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. “A clean environment is therapeutic.”

A "Game Changing" Treatment for Stroke

Researchers have discovered that removing a clot, in combination with standard drug therapy, can be a “game changer” in treating some kinds of stroke.

The findings of the Swift Prime trial (Solitaire With the Intention For Thrombectomy as PRIMary Endovascular treatment) were reported April 17 in the online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine and are scheduled to be published in the journal’s June 11 print edition.

Have a Healthy Grilling Season

We’re well on our way to summer – and the great American tradition of barbecuing. But don’t spoil the party with unsafe food-preparation and cooking practices. Here, the experts from, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, share what you need to know to avoid food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness).

Creating a Life of Optimism

By Dadi Janki, Peter Vegso, and Kelly Johnson

Sweetness is a virtue that searches for the good in every person and situation.

At its heart is the conviction that there is always something positive to be found.

You simply need the patience to discover it.

--Eternal Blessings

Virtual Reality Tests Balance in Glaucoma Patients

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use virtual reality technology to develop a new method for measuring balance control in those with glaucoma.


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