Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of cochlear implant plans

When their newborn failed a hearing test, Quinn and Kai were distraught. Their pediatrician reassured them their baby was a candidate for a cochlear implant – an electronic device consisting of an external part worn behind the ear and an internal part surgically placed under the skin – that could partially restore hearing through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve.

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Learning how to say ‘more.’

“We were told Casey would go to a mainstream school and learn to hear and talk just like any other kid,” Quinn told us. “The doctors said to speak to him as if he were hearing and not to learn sign language, because it would inhibit his spoken language development.” A few years later, Casey could speak some words but fell short of language milestones. Quinn and Kai’s story is one that is all too familiar to parents of

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How many Canadian kids suffer harm linked to vaping and cannabis?

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Canadian pediatricians saw dozens of children and teens harmed by vaping and recreational cannabis last year—numbers some experts say may underestimate the problem. Yet, when it comes to vaping, many pediatricians remain unsure of how to raise the issue with young patients.

Pediatricians reported 88 cases of illness or injury related to vaping over a 12-month period, according to a one-time survey conducted as part of the Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program. Twenty-two cases required hospitalization and 13 of those hospitalized needed intensive care.

The cases captured by the survey probably represent “the tip of the iceberg, in the sense that not all kids will consult with a pediatrician,” said principal investigator Dr. Nicholas Chadi, an adolescent and addiction medicine specialist in Montreal. For example, the survey may not capture young people who visited emergency departments because “many emergency doctors are not pediatricians.”

“We also did not

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Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination: Study

A new study shows that COVID-19 and exercise do not mix well.

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In a JAMA Cardiology study, researchers reported that if you have COVID-19 and exercise, you can put yourself in real danger. The report stated that a person could potentially have serious heart problems.

Researchers in the study said working out while having COVID-19 can make it worse and lead to Myocarditis for some patients. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, eventually reducing your heart’s ability to pump.

Experts say it is essential to be vigilant about listening to your body. However, researchers say exercise is crucial for your health, reported WYFF.

Doctors say that keeping fit while healthy also prevents the underlying conditions that might increase your risk for severe complications such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery or

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The bitter end of summer and cocktail recipes to match | Entertainment

“Bitters had their heyday in the 1800s before petering out at the turn of the 20th century due to government regulation,” Bitterman says. “Prohibition was the final straw for all but Angostura, one of the oldest bitters companies (not surprisingly, it remains the most well-known bitters producer around today).”

Bitters are made by infusing a neutral spirit with any number of aromatics, such as spices, seeds, tree bark, roots and/or fruits. Bitters were initially developed and marketed for medicinal purposes, with ingredients generally thought to impart good health preserved in a neutral liquor. Health claims began to be a bit outlandish — restoring youthful vigor, curing malaria — and bitters eventually found their way from the medicine cabinet to the liquor cabinet.

Before Prohibition, bitters were prevalent in all kinds of cocktails, but most brands disappeared when the United States cracked down on the production of alcohol. Thanks to a

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Featured medical condition centres: August

In the spotlight for August:


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the world and occurs when the body fails to process glucose correctly. Many people have diabetes mellitus, but remain undiagnosed. 

It is possible to live a healthy life by identifying the symptoms of diabetes early, receiving proper medical care and making healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more about diabetes here.


Healthy digestion involves mixing food with digestive juices, moving it through the digestive tract, and breaking down large molecules of food into smaller molecules. Learn more about digestive health here and find treatment options for common disorders that include probiotics, dietary changes and medical tests and procedures.


Incontinence refers to either urinary incontinence which is the inability to control bladder function or faecal incontinence, the inability to control bowel function. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment options and causes of incontinence here.

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China’s aging population will benefit healthcare, insurance

China’s baby boomers are set to retire in the coming years, and they’re spending in different ways compared to the current retirees, according to a Credit Suisse report.

These baby boomers — defined in the report as those born in the 1960s — are more aware of having their health-care needs covered, and that’s set to lead to a “very sharp shift” in trends in the country, said Will Stephens, Asia Pacific head of quantitative and systematic strategy at the bank.

Effects from the aging population will be felt across a wide range of industries, from health care to insurance, and travel and e-commerce, according to the report, which surveyed 1,500 middle-aged and elderly consumers in China.

Stephens said the group was “the largest cohort in history” — or about 245 million Chinese, and highlighted the differences compared to the current generation of retirees.

“I think the key difference here

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Top Tips from Coach Beth Wright on How to Get Fit and Healthy with Eatology

There’s no time like the present to up your health and fitness game, and thanks to meal plan service Eatology and coach Beth Wright, we know exactly what to do.

With gourmet meal programs to suit your every need, Eatology offers a varied selection of plans to help you lose weight, build muscle or simply eat a little healthier. It’s as easy as selecting your desired number of meals, calorie intake, and frequency. Fresh meals — from breakfast and lunch, to dinner and snacks — will then be delivered direct to your door at home or the office on a daily basis. Nutritional plans range from optimal performance, gluten free and low carb, keto light, diabetes-friendly mediterranean diet meal plans, and much more.

This summer, Eatology meal packages have been amplified by the effective advice and plans created by

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Watch Eddie Hall Attempt the U.S. Navy SEALs Fitness Test

Eddie Hall, who won the title of World’s Strongest Man in 2017, has been on a body transformation journey in the last year, leaning down his hulking strongman frame and working on his speed and stamina as well as his strength as he pivots to boxing in anticipation of his showdown with rival Hafthor Bjornsson. To challenge every aspect of his personal fitness, Hall recently teamed up with athlete and adventurer Ross Edgley to take on the U.S. Navy SEALs Physical Fitness Test.

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The PFT is broken down into five individual challenges:

  • 2 minutes pushups
  • 2 minutes situps
  • Pullups to failure
  • 1.5 mile run
  • 500-yard swim

They start with the pushups. Hall maxes out at 77 reps with 14 seconds left on the clock, and reports that he feels like his arms are about to fall off. Edgley

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Hackensack University Medical Center Participating In National COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey hospital is participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, and looking for volunteers.

However, as CBS2’s Cory James reported, a local mayor is warning people about it.

Dr. Ihor Sawczuk is now on the other side of medicine. This time, he’s on a hospital bed, as a patient for a volunteer COVID-19 vaccine trial at Hackensack University Medical Center.

“I don’t know what to expect,” said Dr. Sawczuk.

It’s an unusual feeling for a physician who often has the answers. Sawczuk is hoping to find them as the first person to ever receive this injection for the clinical test.

He said his decision to participate was professional and personal.


“I’ve had friends that developed COVID-19, I’ve had friends that passed away from COVID-19,” said Sawczuk.

The hospital is taking part in a national COVID trial, co-developed by drug maker Moderna and the

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