Cool Historical Prosthetics That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
July 30th 2020
Prosthetics are an amazing feat of science for people who need replacement limbs. Thankfully, through technology, people today in need of prosthetics can get highly intelligent bionic limbs - which are extremely close to the real thing. But because of that technology, it seems wild that prosthetics are not something only available…
Amputee Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Firefighter
July 14th 2020
An East Texas fire academy has ‘one for the books’, as an extraordinary cadet comes through its ranks. Over the years the Kilgore fire academy has trained thousands of cadets to become firefighters, but a recent cadet, 28 year old Cris Brown, a volunteer with San Augustine VFD, is one…
Researchers Hope to Develop Muscle-Driven Endoprostheses
June 23rd 2020
For the more than 2,000,000 people in the US alone who have suffered an amputated limb or have had to have one removed for medical reasons, prosthetics have offered a solid, albeit limited, way of coping.
While the use of prosthetics dates back many centuries, recent years have seen a…
Transtibial Osseointegration Patient Encounter
June 10th 2020
Adriana Medina-Teter O&P prosthetist helping Three Rivers patient. "This a very cool and unique patient that received a transtibial osseointegration, and we were able to provide him with prosthetic services. It is a rare occasion that we encounter patients that have undergone this procedure, as there aren’t that many out…
Double-Amputee Nurse Works at Hospital That Treated Her
June 9th 2020
A Milwaukee woman and double leg amputee who received life-saving care from doctors and nurses now works as a nurse herself. Her experience alongside her caregivers inspired her to become a healthcare professional. “If you would have asked five years ago if I wanted to be a nurse, I would have…
20 Fun Ways to Be More Productive at Home
June 3rd 2020
For most of us, self-isolation is like the whiplash you experience after an unexpected, abrupt halt after cruising at 70 miles per hour. It's jarring! But the new norm—working from home or learning from home, spending more time inside—is also forcing us all to slow down. It's not all bad, being home,…
Amputee Refuses To Let Disability Prevent Him From Full, Active Life
May 26th 2020
Madisson Howanyk has never let his disability define who he is. It is part of him but it isn’t all that he is and it won’t keep him from living a full and active life.
“It’s part of you and something you are stuck with your whole life” said the…
The Basics of Prosthetic Limbs and How They Work
May 12th 2020
How do prosthetics work?
Prosthetics, or artificial limbs, allow amputees to regain function resulting from the loss or absence of a limb. Prosthetic limbs are classified according to the level of amputation: above the knee, below the knee, above the elbow, and below the elbow. Preference in terms of prosthetic…
13 Ways to Prevent Stress Eating When You’re Stuck at Home
May 1st 2020
Though self-isolating is the best way to protect against COVID-19, being stuck at home can lead to some unhealthy behaviors, including overeating due to stress and boredom.
While taking comfort in food during times of stress is a normal reaction, overeating regularly can negatively affect your health and increase your…
Walking More Steps Daily Lowers Risk For Diabetes & Hypertension
April 15th 2020
A higher volume of steps per day in middle-aged adults lowered the risk for type 2 diabetes and stage 2 hypertension, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions.
“Steps are a simple metric to communicate with patients,” Amanda E. Paluch, PhD, assistant…