Category Archives: health

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Physical Therapy and Technology Partner to Improve Services Provided to Veterans

Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn: Physical Therapy and Technology Partner to Improve Services Provided to Veterans (via MarketWired) SOURCE: Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy February 18, 2013 06:00 ET Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn, Physical Therapy Professional, Sheds Light on the Way in Which Video Games … Continue reading

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Can exergames increase physical activity?

Posted by John Ferrara on June 7, 2012 Earlier this year, a study published in the journal Pediatrics found that five games that are marketed with the promise of increasing players’ physical fitness produced no actual difference in activity. 78 … Continue reading

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President’s Council on Fitness backs Wii, Kinect and other video games.

By Lenny Bernstein,Published: May 15 I couldn’t ignore the irony in the April 30 announcement that the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition had decided to team up with the Entertainment Software Association to demonstrate “how to use video … Continue reading

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Determining intensity levels for selected Wii Fit activities in college aged individuals.

By Joshua D. Grieser Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Studies thesisMay 2010 +/- Click for more/less ABSTRACTIntroduction: Physical activity is important to the proper growth, development, and overall health of an individual. Current physical activity trends show declines … Continue reading

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The Neurology of Gaming | Online Universities

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Video Games in Health Care: Closing the Gap

Review of General Psychology2010, Vol. 14, No. 2, 113–121 Pamela M. KatoUniversity Medical Center Utrech +/- Click for more/less Abstract Although a great deal of media attention has been given to the negative effects of playing video games,relatively less attention … Continue reading

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Energy expenditure in chronic stroke patients playing Wii Sports: a pilot study

Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabililtation. 2011; 8: 38. Published online 2011 July 14 Henri L Hurkmans, Gerard M Ribbers, Marjolein F Streur-Kranenburg, Henk J Stam, and Rita J van den Berg-Emons +/- Click for more/less ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Stroke is one … Continue reading

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Using Wii Fit to reduce fatigue among African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study

Lupus. 2011 Jun 23 Yuen H, Holthaus K, Kamen DL, Sword D, Breland HL. University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. +/- Click for more/less Abstract Fatigue and physical deconditioning are common, difficult to treat conditions among patients with systemic lupus … Continue reading

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Fighting diabetes with just a Wii bit of exercise

Max Mason July 29, 2011 Computer games could be the answer to combatting diabetes according to Dr Hugh Senior, Associate Professor in the school of medicine at the University of Queensland. New research to be undertaken at UQ’s Ipswich campus … Continue reading

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Wii Could Aide Patients COPD Patients May 2011

BY Debbie Nicholson May 17, 2011 A new study from researchers at University of Connecticut Health Center, state that Nintendo’s Wii Fit video game makes working out more pleasurable. While it promotes the kind of physical activity persons with breathing … Continue reading

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