Yoga For Strength And Stability, New Dinosaur Research, Memorial Day History

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American flags are placed by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, in front of each headstone for “Flags-In” at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 21, 2020, to honor the Nation’s fallen military heroes. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Senior citizens can be more prone to falls as they get older. We talk to a doctor about how yoga can help people get stronger, and gain confidence. A Wisconsin researcher tells us how the popular image of how velociraptors hunt is incorrect. And we learn about the history of the Memorial Day holiday.

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  • New Research Shows Velociraptors Didn't Hunt In Packs

    The “Jurassic Park” film series portrays velociraptors as witty predators that hunt their prey together. Science paints a different picture. A paleontologist from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh tells us about his latest research on this dinosaur.

  • Using Yoga To Prevent Falls Among The Elderly

    Every year, millions of people 65 and older fall. While most falls do not cause injuries, one out of five lead to serious ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Meanwhile, Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of death from unintentional falls in the nation.

    As people consider what to do to prevent falls, one option might be yoga practice. A recent study published in Complementary Therapies in Therapy shows that the number of falls in older adults declined 48 percent in the six months after they began attending yoga classes compared to the six months prior. We talk with one of the researchers behind the study about it and learn about what’s next for research in this area.

  • Memorial Day And The Civil War

    On this Memorial Day, we speak with historian Kenneth C. Davis about the holiday’s roots in the Civil War.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Joseph Frederickson Guest
  • Dr. Irene Hamrick Guest
  • Kenneth C. Davis Guest

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