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1/18/06

HealthWise at 5 From 1.18

  • Brain Injury Study

In a first of its kind study, Brian injured kids may benefit from a treatment using their own stem cells. Children suffering from severe brain trauma may qualify for a study at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. With parent permission, bone marrow will be extracted from a child. Then, two types of stem cells will be isolated and re infused within 48 hours of the brain injury. Earlier research finds that these stem cells will migrate to injured areas of the brain becoming neurons and other cells that they need.

  • Stress Lessons

A new study finds the closer kids feel to their parents can make a difference in the way kids deal with stress as grown ups. A study in the Journal of Research on Adolescence Details stress coping strategies used by kids starting in their early teens through young adulthood. According to the research, teens with close and secure parent child relationships showed greater abilities to cope with stressful situations later than those with poor caregiver relationships.

  • Shoveling Work Out

We dont have snow yet but when it comes in could be a great workout. Doctors from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons say you need treat snow shoveling like a workout and warm up before you take the first scoop. They say shoveling snow is as demanding as weight lifting, meaning you need to take frequent breaks so you prevent fatigue and injury.

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