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Entries for September 2013

It's Podcast Friday with UMd's Dr. Jim Hagberg with stem cells and McArdle's Syndrome!
We are pleased to have on of the giants in the field of Exercise Physiology, Dr. Jim Hagberg join us in the podcast today.  Dr. Hagberg has a lon...

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Weekly Text Article! "Quidditch: Simultaneously Pursuing Snitches and Gender Equality in Sport"
Read the weekly text article "Quidditch: Simultaneously Pursuing Snitches and Gender Equality in Sport" by Adam Cohen. "J.K. Rowling has accomplished more than conquering the literary world (over 400 million books in the Harry Potter series have been sold) and the movie industry (over seven billion dollars grossed worldwide). According to the 2008 Kids & Family Reading Report, she can also be given accolades for increasing children’s desire to read: "three in four kids say reading Harry Potter or having someone read Harry Potter aloud has made them-interested in reading other books." But beyond all of those successes from the franchise, there could be yet another benefit rising in schools across the country."

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It's Podcast Friday with Jennie Morton and the physiology of dancing & singing (at the same time!)
We are joined in the podcast today by Ms. Jennie Morton, a renowned vocalist and dancer who is also an osteopath and works to help performers stay healthy.  She has performed on the West End and travels the world doing workshops on proper practices for health in performers. And if you've wondered how performers can dance and sing at the same time, you need to listen to the podcast!  It's a fun conversation, so LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes
Check out the weekly text article! "I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes" by John Seawright. "The national anthem has been sung, home plate has been cleaned, and the starting lineup announced. The athletes go through the final mental checklist before taking the field. Hat? Check. Glove? Check. Cup? Check. Insulin?"

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Susan Wagner and how PE helps kids be smarter!
Dr. Susan Wagner - an expert in School Physical Education - joins us in the podcast today.  We talk extensively about the need for activity for kids, why school systems are abolishing PE and recess, and how these actions could be jeopardizing not only the kids' health but also their academic progress.  (Yes, students actually do better on tests when they're active.  Easiest way for schools to boost performance on academic tests - make sure that recess and PE are in the curriculum.  Are any School Principals listening?)

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Weekly Text Article! Should Selenium Be Sold?
Read the weekly text article "Should Selenium Be Sold?" by Sheril Marek. "Selenium is a trace element that is nutritionally essential for humans. Essential nutrients are required for normal body functioning that cannot be synthesized by the body. This shows the importance of consuming adequate selenium in one’s diet and supplements for enhanced exercise performance and decreased health risks."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Kris Chesky and music and hearing health
Most of us listen to music and are exposed to loud sounds through-out our life.  Dr. Kris Chesky, Director of the Texas Center of Music & Medicine at the University of North Texas, joins us in the podcast to talk about hearing health and how your hearing can be affected by music.  Dr. Chesky is at the forefront of research looking at ways to maintain your hearing health in music settings and brings a fresh perspective to this topic.

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Weekly Text Article "Improving Goal-Directed Limb Movement: Don't Overthink This!"
Read the weekly text article "Improving Goal-Directed Limb Movement: Don't Overthink This" by Jason Boyle. "Our nervous system is highly adaptable in perceiving, analyzing and executing movements in relation to an ever-changing perceptual environment. We use vision, knowledge of limb location, and anticipation of force production while simultaneously recognizing variability in our judgment to execute movements through the world around us."

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