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Johns Hopkins Students Design Prosthetic Foot For High Heels

After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-...
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Hearing Snap, Crackle, Pop May Help Heal Your Knee

You’ve injured your knee. A doctor straps a listening device to it, and the noises you hear coming out of it are cringe-worthy. “Crackle! Krglkrglkrgl! Snap!” Your knee isn’t...
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'Smart' Walking Stick Vibrates To Help Parkinson's Patients Regain Rhythm

A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition. Neha Sha...
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Wyss Institute Collaborates With ReWalk Robotics To Develop Wearable Exosuits For Patients With Limited Mobility

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has entered into a collaboration with ReWalk Robotics Ltd., to accelerate the development of the...
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Arthroscopic Hip Surgery On The Rise, But Study Shows It May Not Be The Best Choice For Patients With Arthritis

For patients with serious, ongoing hip pain, sometimes surgery is their best bet for relief. Given the choice between minimally invasive hip surgery and total hip replacement,...
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Throwing Fastballs May Be Linked To Tommy John Surgery In MLB Pitchers

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Major League Baseball pitchers who throw a high percentage of fastballs may be at increased risk for Tommy John surgery, according to research...
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Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner After Surgery

Quadriceps tendon ruptures are disabling knee injuries that typically occur in adults ages 40 and older. Obesity, illness or traumatic injuries can cause these types of injuri...
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Speed Trap: Pitchers Risk Greater Injury If MLB Cuts Time Between Pitches, Researchers Warn

Proposed rule changes by Major League Baseball, designed to speed up the game by reducing time between pitches, could lead to a spike in arm injuries as players have less time...
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Chronic Shortage Of Spanish-Speaking Doctors In US Results In Growing Demand For Multi-Lingual Health Professionals

According to Spain's nonprofit organization Instituto Cervantes, the US now has the world's second-largest population of Spanish speakers, behind only Mexico. With a growing n...
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University Of St. Augustine For Health Sciences Doctor Of Physical Therapy Alumna, Iraq Veteran, And Eating Disorder Survivor, Dr. Theresa Larson, Publishes Warrior

Dr. Theresa Larson, a 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes...
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Gillette Launches Emojability Keyboard For Special Needs Community

Children who have disabilities will be able to express their unique experiences like never before thanks to a first-of-its-kind app developed by Gillette Children’s Specialty ...
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May Is National Aging Life Care Month

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) New England Chapter, the nonprofit association representing leaders in the field of Aging Life Care™ (geriatric care management), today ...
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ATI Physical Therapy: GPS Watches Valuable In Identifying And Correcting Running Dynamics

A recent ATI Physical Therapy study found that GPS running watches can provide just as valid and reliable of information to the runner as would an expensive laboratory motion ...
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Caregivers Of ICU Survivors At High Risk Of Developing Depression, Emotional Distress

A new Canadian study focusing on caregiver outcomes of critically ill patients reveals that caregivers of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, who have received mechanical ven...
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Pediatric Surgery – Conditions That Once Required Surgery Can Now Be Treated With Outpatient Procedures

Pediatric surgery is a special field. Caring for kids from birth to adulthood and providing the family the support, education and comfort they need is an honor and privilege. ...
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Robotics Based Intelligent Therapy For Stroke Victims

Rana Soltani and Amin Zeiaee, both second-year PhD students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, are developing an intelligent rehabilitation d...
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Study Of Elite Paralympic Athletes Supports Benefits Of Exercise For Children With Cerebral Palsy

For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of simi...
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Experts Decipher The Disease Behind One Of The World’s Most Famous Paintings

It is one of the most famous paintings in American history: Christina’s World, by Andrew Wyeth. The painting, which hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, depicts a yo...
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Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, a professor of medicine and director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at the University of Vermont, provides commentary on the causes of life-th...
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Simple Arm Test Accurately Identifies Markers Of Frailty In Older Adults Facing Surgery

A simple arm test that employs a novel wearable technology can rapidly and accurately identify physiological frailty in older adults, according to study results published onli...
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In-Patient Rehab Recommended Over Nursing Homes For Stroke Rehab

For the first time, guidelines have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke. "Previous guidelines have ...
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Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesi...
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Veterans More Likely To Delay Seeking Health Care—Possible Link To Long Wait Times For VA Care

Military veterans are more likely to report delays in seeking necessary healthcare, compared to the US general population, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Mana...
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May Is Arthritis Awareness Month. What Researchers At #SBP Are Doing To Try To Ease Your Pain...For Good.

50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. That's one in five people who deal with this pain. May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical ...
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Safe Steps For Seniors To Stop Stumbles

May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with “Safe Steps for Seniors.” The Stony B...
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