The best way to set your facility apart is by achieving the MFA Facility Certification. With a focus on medically sound prevention and rehabilitation programs, medical fitness centers play an essential role in the health and wellness of those individuals that they serve. The MFA Facility Certification process is an important step toward ensuring that […]
Byline: Elizabeth Cooney California wildfires in the 1970s and Katrina’s floods in 2005 may seem worlds apart on the calamity spectrum, but they have one important legacy in common.
Since the introduction of prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) strategies, vertical transmission of HIV has declined in low- and middle-income countries over 20 years from 20-40% to 2.8% in the best-case scenarios. (1) In wealthy countries, transmission rates are below 2%. (2,3) In South Africa, the revised clinical guidelines introduced in 2010 included starting dual zidovudine/nevirapine […]
This study measured how intelligible accented speech was to residents in assisted-living facilities. Twenty native speakers of English, ages 62 to 91, listened to words and sentences produced by native speakers of English, Taiwanese, and Spanish. Participants transcribed the words and sentences and rated speakers’ comprehensibility (i.e., listeners’ perceptions of difficulty in understanding utterances) and […]