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…
Highly Sensitive Sensors Show Promise in Enhancing Human Touch
March 30th 2020
People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find…
March 16th 2020
Violinist With Prosthetic Arm Shows Incredible Power of Science and Music
March 5th 2020
Manani Ito is an extraordinary, Japanese-born violinist, who plays with a prosthetic arm. Aged 20, Ito tragically lost her right arm in a car accident in 2004 while studying to become a nurse, and was convinced her days as a violinist were over.
After surgery, she went to collect her…
Tucson woman to soon walk again for the first time in 25 years
February 20th 2020
TUCSON, Ariz. — A double amputee who has spent her life in and out of the hospital, and undergone dozens of surgeries, may soon be able to walk again.
Michelle Lundy was born with spina bifida and severe scoliosis. The 40-year-old Tucson-area woman hasn't been able to walk in years.…