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…
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…
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…
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…
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 —…
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…
Mind-Controlled Limbs, Bionic Hands Among Prosthesis Advances
July 11th 2019
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…
Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in Children
June 27th 2019
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…
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…