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Two Ithaca College professors are examining whether aquatic therapy is as effective for stroke survivors as other, less accessible types of physical therapy.

Survivors of stroke often need physical therapy to regain the ability to walk and move freely. One of the most common forms of therapy used to accomplish that is...

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As your cold-weather footwear makes the seasonal migration from the back of your closet to replace summer’s flip flops and bare feet, don’t underestimate the benefits of padding around naked from the ankles down.

Barefoot activities can greatly improve balance and posture and prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, bursitis, and...

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ITHACA, NY — New research suggests a student athlete’s anxiety levels before competition are determined not only by their own expectations for their performance, but their parents' expectations as well. The findings also indicate the reverse is true: how a child athlete hopes to compete affects how a parent feels prior to a match.

The study was conducted by professors...

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ITHACA, NY—Adults learning a foreign language often need flash cards, tapes, and practice, practice, practice. Children, on the other hand, seem to pick up their native language out of thin air. The learning process is even more remarkable when two languages are involved. In a study...

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ITHACA, NY—More than two dozen high school students interested in the fields of health care, sport and leisure are getting the opportunity to explore career possibilities along with a taste of college life at HealthQuest, a program being held July 8–12 at Ithaca...

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