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Double Amputee Finds Her Purpose

Double Amputee Finds Her Purpose

September 9th 2020

A life-altering accident changed Keisha Green’s life, but she says that God gave her a purpose to inspire and guide people.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Green was raised by a single mother. She grew up in poverty but also in a family-orientated household. She dropped out of high school because…

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Implants To Control Pain Can Restore Sense of Touch

Implants To Control Pain Can Restore Sense of Touch

August 27th 2020

Upper arm prostheses that give their users a sense of touch have been developed in the past (see flashbacks below). These require careful surgical placement of electrodes near the remaining nerves within the stump and precise stimulation of said nerves. Now researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have achieved a…

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Reducing Stress May Lower Blood Glucose In Diabetes

Reducing Stress May Lower Blood Glucose In Diabetes

August 11th 2020

A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that stress reduction is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle to help manage Diabetes and control blood sugar levels.They have found a clear link between the stress hormone cortisol and higher blood sugar levels in…

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Cool Historical Prosthetics That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

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…

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Amputee Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Firefighter

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…

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Researchers Hope to Develop Muscle-Driven Endoprostheses

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…

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Transtibial Osseointegration Patient Encounter

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…

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Double-Amputee Nurse Works at Hospital That Treated Her

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…

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20 Fun Ways to Be More Productive at Home

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,…

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Amputee Refuses To Let Disability Prevent Him From Full, Active Life

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…

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