On Call in Hell

On Call in Hell

At age thirty-eight, Navy Dr. Richard Jadick was too old to be called up to the front lines-but not too old to volunteer. This is the inspiring story of one man’s decision to enter into the fray-and a compelling account of courage under fire. Both wrenching and uplifting, On Call in Hell is a portrayal […]

Call for More Research on Injury from the Developing World: Results of a Bibliometric Analysis (Report)

Call for More Research on Injury from the Developing World: Results of a Bibliometric Analysis (Report)

Background & objectives: Injury prevention is a daunting health challenge as public health systems particularly in the developing world are least prepared to respond to this issue. In 2005, an estimated 5.4 million people worldwide died from injuries over 90 per cent in low- and middle-income countries. The main objective of this bibliometric analysis was […]

A Child to Call Her Own

A Child to Call Her Own

Midwife Maria Wyatt loved her new job and enjoyed working with her new boss, Dr Tom Ramsey. The two quickly became friends. Maria wondered if it was possible that they might become more than friends, but there was a problem. Some little time ago Tom’s wife had died. He had loved her and reacted to […]

Prediabetes Wake-Up Call

Prediabetes Wake-Up Call

With prediabetes at epidemic levels, millions of people are being told by their doctor to take personal action now, before it’s too late. Prediabetes Wake-Up Call provides the newly diagnosed patient with detailed information about the threat of type 2 diabetes while explaining the lifestyle changes that will lower the risk of prediabetes developing into […]

Fit for Test Scores--Unfit for a Healthy Life: A Call to Action

Fit for Test Scores–Unfit for a Healthy Life: A Call to Action

We live in a test-obsessed society. Tragically, our well-intentioned quest for leaving no child behind academically is risking the very lives of increasing numbers of children. During this era of test-obsession, for example, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled. Likewise, our children are inundated by the increasing proliferation of cell phones, computer games, and […]

Speech and Voice Characteristics of Geriatric Speakers: A Review of the Literature and a Call for Research and Training (Tutorial) (Age Related Physiologic Changes)

Speech and Voice Characteristics of Geriatric Speakers: A Review of the Literature and a Call for Research and Training (Tutorial) (Age Related Physiologic Changes)

This article provides an overview and select review of the emerging literature informing clinicians about speech and voice changes secondary to normal aging. We begin by presenting demographic data about the “graying of America” and the impact of our aging population on speech-language pathology caseloads. General age-related physiologic changes are then described, setting a context […]