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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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Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in Children

June 27th 2019

https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/scoliosis/spinal-bracing-treatment-option-scoliosis-children

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Scientist Developing Prosthetic Foot For Rough Terrain

June 25th 2019

Taking on a hiking trail or a cobblestone street with a prosthetic leg is a risky proposition – it’s possible, but even in relatively easy terrain, people who use prostheses to walk are more likely to fall than others. Now, Stanford University mechanical engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic…

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Veteran With Prosthetic Leg Finds Her Strength In Running, Will Compete In 2019 Warrior Games

June 11th 2019

Countless heroes have stepped foot on the quarter-mile track on MacDill Air Force Base, including Lauren Montoya. Most days, the 27-year-old can be seen running laps and building her strength while calming her mind. “It's absolutely therapy for me," she told FOX 13, "to be able to go swim or go run. Just…

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Living Healthy It Begins With The First Step

May 29th 2019

Enjoying and living life to its fullest is challenging in today’s world – but for people with limb loss, the physical challenges are even greater. And the stakes are higher. No one is more at risk for amputation than someone who has already lost a limb. For example, diabetes is…

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15 Food Swaps That Make Your Diet Instantly Healthier

May 14th 2019

Improving your health could be as simple as a few tiny tweaks to your diet. 15 healthy food swaps you can easily make… 

1. Swap white pasta for whole wheat 

If pasta forms a staple part of your diet, don't despair - there's no need to ditch it altogether. "Whole…

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3-year-old Gets New Legs, Learns To Walk For First Time

April 30th 2019

After living most of her life without legs, a 3-year-old Cuban girl took a big first step toward a normal life Monday. Doctors amputated both of Alexa Prieto's legs when she was just 3-months-old.

Her mother had taken her to the hospital in Havana for intestinal issues, but the infant contracted…

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Limb Loss Awareness Month: Taking Out the Stigma

April 17th 2019

 According to the Amputee Coalition website, nearly 4 million people in the United States will be living with limb loss by the year 2050.  The website also highlights "that 36 percent of people living with limb loss or limb difference experience depression." The stigma that often comes with wearing prosthetics also…

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Eating Nuts May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk For People With Diabetes

April 4th 2019

Eating more nuts, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

In the study, researchers found eating all kinds of nuts offered some heart-healthy benefits, with tree nuts showing the strongest…

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