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Eligible participants must be between 55-75 years old, be in good health, have a valid California driver’s license, and NOT be a professional driver.
Participants will be compensated $50 for their time. The study will last approximately 40 minutes and takes place on a closed driving course at the Orange County Great Park.
The study is taking place on May 20, 21, and 22.
If eligible, please call 801-949-1043 or 801-244-7125 or email ElToroDriving@gmail.com for further details and additional eligibility criteria.
April 23, 2013
As Pedestrian's Age Rises, So Does Odds of Dying in Traffic AccidentTHURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly pedestrians face a much higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident than the young do, a new government report finds. The analysis of 2001-2010 U.S. data showed that traffic-related death rates for men and women aged 75 and older were more than double those of people aged 34 and younger. Overall, pedestrians make up 4,000 of the nearly 34,000 traffic-related deaths occurring in the United States each year, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers analyzed 33,060 runners in the National Runners’ Health Study and 15,045 walkers in the National Walkers’ Health Study. They found that the same energy used for moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running resulted in similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and possibly coronary heart disease over the study’s six years.
THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight young adults are much more likely than those who are not overweight to develop kidney disease by the time they are seniors, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study of nearly 4,600 people in the United Kingdom who were born in March 1946. The data included the participants' body-mass index at ages 20, 26, 36, 43, 53 and 60 to 64. Body-mass index is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight.
Participants who were overweight in early adulthood -- ages 26 or 36 -- were twice as likely to have chronic kidney disease at ages 60 to 64, compared with those who were never overweight or did not become overweight until ages 60 to 64.