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ApriPetit Is A Little Robot That Could Help Elderly With Health & Mood

ApriPetit Is A Little Robot That Could Help Elderly With Health & Mood | Strengthening the Roots for Better Health | Scoop.it
Toshiba’s R&D department built ApriPetit as a successor to their larger ApriPoco. This little guy is about six inches tall and follows along to conversations by moving its slug-like body and eyes in ways that resemble proper conversation.
This wee fellow is designed to help older folks with their daily chores. Its eyes are expressive and will follow the user across a room and it can ask and answer simple questions relating to health and mood.

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KidsCare II open to Arizona's uninsured children

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KidsCare II open to Arizona's uninsured children. Johanna Campos' son wants to play football when he starts high school this fall. But adding to every mother's worry when the pads and cleats come on is the fact that her boy is uninsured.

 

David Campos, 14, is among more than 100,000 Arizona children on a waiting list for KidsCare, the state health-insurance program for children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford traditional insurance.

 

A new, temporary version of the program opened May 1, and so far the state has enrolled about 2,500 kids. There's room for 21,700 children, and they will be covered through January 2014.

 

 


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Taxpayer money set aside to curb white flight helped some flee city

Taxpayer money set aside to curb white flight helped some flee city | Strengthening the Roots for Better Health | Scoop.it
THE WATCHDOGS: Like many homeowners these days, Victor and Yvonne Delia stood to lose a lot when they sold their townhouse near Midway Airport five months ago.
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Art exhibition celebrates creativity in dementia

Art exhibition celebrates creativity in dementia | Strengthening the Roots for Better Health | Scoop.it

Jules and Beatryce Spiegel used to craft objects together from minerals and silver, enjoying the activity and time spent together.

 

Art exhibition celebrates creativity in dementia program

 

Excerpts | “It’s kind of a reassurance that there is hope after the diagnosis. You can still have a life,” Dowhaniuk said.

 

Joining the 10-week program is a confidence booster, giving people a chance to try new things and discover a creative side they may not have known.

 

“They’re not just that person with dementia,” Dowhaniuk said.

 

Getting together creates a support network for people coping with a very difficult situation, as well as the realization they’re not alone.

 

“There’s a lot going on behind the art,” Dowhaniuk said.

 

-->How can you utilize art programs to assist constituents in your health organization?


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amednews: Healthy People 2010 misses targets on obesity and health disparities :: Oct. 24, 2011 ... American Medical News

amednews: Healthy People 2010 misses targets on obesity and health disparities :: Oct. 24, 2011 ... American Medical News | Strengthening the Roots for Better Health | Scoop.it
Obesity increases across all age groups, and gaps in care continue to widen in many areas, the report shows. (Healthy People 2010 misses targets on obesity and health disparities :: Oct.
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Addressing Health Disparities | New York Health Works

The October issue of Health Affairs contains an article on health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. The article also discusses tried-and-true and newer interventions to address the problem.
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