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December 19, 2006

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Law Enforcement officers have unique job functions, some of which can be physically demanding and dangerous.  An officer's capability to perform the required functions can affect their personal and public safety.  Training for these skills is more vigorous and demanding than the day-to-day job functions of law enforcement:
http://www.spokanepolice.org/beofficer.htm


Want to send support to a soldier but don't know where to send it?

A soldier with the 173rd Airborne was in the Kirkuk area of Iraq when he started the idea of Any Soldier to help care for his soldiers.  He agreed to distribute packages that came to him with "Attn: any soldier" in his address to soldiers who didn't get any mail.:
http://anysoldier.com/


Cognitive training has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in older adults but the effects of cognitive training on everyday function have not been demonstrated.  Read the study as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/296/23/2805


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