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Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress

November 12th 2019

Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year.

While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger…

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7-year-old Amputee Dances With Help of Prosthesis

October 29th 2019

Sarah Czapp continues to shine in the spotlight after the Shriners Hospital for Children has helped her lead a normal, happy childhood full of opportunities. The Shriners provide her the medical care and physical therapy she requires after being born without a left leg and hip, along with several other…

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Amputees Find Common Ground in Support Group

October 17th 2019

Those living with the loss of a limb now have a support group on Long Island. Not only is it newly formed, but also a first of its kind in its area, reports CBS2’s Steve Overmyer. Eddie Lopez is preparing to turn a parking lot into a basketball court.

Lynbrook…

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10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

September 30th 2019

Colds, flu and other illnesses can make for misery at home, school and the workplace. 

How can you keep yourself and others safe from what’s going around? Remember to:

1. Wash your hands

Washing your hands is the first and best defense to protect yourself from germs. One study found…

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Low-carb Diet Tied to Improved BP in Diabetes Patients

September 10th 2019

Low carbohydrate eating leads to significant improvements in blood pressure and cardiovascular risks in people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

UK scientists including Dr. David Unwin discovered that over the course of two years, going low carb led to deprescription of 21.5% of total blood pressure drugs among the…

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New Artificial Muscle Material Could Reduce Weight of Prostheses

August 27th 2019

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to coil contrasting materials together to create a lightweight and durable fiber that pulls and contracts like muscles. This mechanism could be used to replace artificial muscles made of heavy, slow-responding hydraulic systems and motors in prosthetic limbs and robots.

By coiling together two…

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Amputee Veteran Climbs Mountains and Inspires Others

August 13th 2019

Kirstie Ennis was honored at the 2019 ESPYS with the Pat Tillman Award, bringing down the house with her powerful acceptance speech and brutal honesty.

A former Marine, who was injured and could have died seven years ago in a helicopter crash while on duty in Afghanistan, Ennis had to work…

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Disabled Travel: Tips and Advice for Travelers with Disabilities

July 23rd 2019

Travel by people with disabilities, also known as “disabled travel” or “accessible travel,” is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to the special needs of travelers with disabilities by providing more services and greater accommodation. Meanwhile, the sheer abundance of information on accessible travel is astounding —…

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Prosthetics Of The Future

July 15th 2019

Falls are always a concern with our patients. A team at Vanderbilt is working to capture research to design a new prosthesis with stumble recovery response.

College Park Industries is a Michigan based manufacturer of many prosthetic components. Here is a look-through of how they are trying to advance the…

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Mind-Controlled Limbs, Bionic Hands Among Prosthesis Advances

July 11th 2019

Mind-controlled limbs

The Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, America, is developing prosthetics controlled by neural activity that will restore near-normal function to upper limbs. It features advanced sensors that regulate a neural interface between the limb and the body’s nervous system to allow control and sensory…

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