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Do You Know How Heavy Your Child's Backpack Is?

Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a ...
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Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying By Superiors in Medical Residency Training

Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from U.S. training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added t...
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Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn – And Benefit From – Mindfulness Meditation

There’s currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alzheimer’s disease. But there may be a safe and feasible non-phar...
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Emerging Wound Care Therapy Now Heals Limbs Previously Scheduled For Amputation

AVANTI Technologies Inc. (AVANTI) nursing team supports Los Angeles medical device company, Numotech Inc., to address one of health care's biggest challenges - nonhealing woun...
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First Integrative Neurorehabilitation™ Program In The Country Launches At Nexus Neurorecovery Center, Augmenting The Healing Process For Brain Injured Patients

Pain and stress management are hot topics in the United States. Like many healthcare providers, Nexus Neurorecovery Center has focused on alternative ways to address discomfor...
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Feinstein Institutes Trial Finds Promising Non-Invasive Therapy For Stroke

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists are the first to publish clinical trial results of an investigational, non-invasive medical device for the treatment of sp...
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Robotic Neck Brace Dramatically Improves Functions Of ALS Patients

A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffe...
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Goal-Oriented Rehab Improves Recovery In Older Adults

Goal-oriented, motivational physical and occupational therapy helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments that land them in skilled nu...
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Pupil Dilation And Heart Rate, Analyzed By AI, May Help Spot Auism Early

Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren't diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become ...
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WPI Professor Teaming With Experts To Develop Wireless Sensors For New Prosthetics Device

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor, a local prosthetics company, and an occupational therapist with limb absence have teamed up to develop wireless sensors to i...
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COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources With Patients, Caregivers And Health Care Providers

You’ve lost count of the sleepless nights spent in a hospital, but now your loved one is finally ready to go home following a stroke. Are you prepared to care for them? If yo...
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Robotic Cane Shown To Improve Stability In Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, a team of researchers at Columbia Engineering have transformed it i...
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Choose The Right Backpack To Prevent Back Pain, Injuries This School Year

It’s that time of year again: Parents are buying their children supplies for the upcoming school year, but what they may not realize is that one item on their list is sending ...
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Stressed At School? Art Therapy Teduces Teenage Girls’ Headaches

Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults, and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association's annual report. ...
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Human Torso Simulator Offers Promise For New Back Brace Innovations

Engineers have for the first time created a simulator mimicking the mechanical behaviour of the human torso - which could lead to innovations in the design of medical back sup...
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MS Affects Children Too: Rutgers Health Treats Patients At The Only Pediatric MS Program In The State

Alexander Wallerson was 12 years old when he saw a popular movie with his mother. Now 26, he remembers that specific day vividly. It was the first time he experienced the sign...
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The Ad Council And Autism Speaks Partner With Sesame Workshop To Encourage Early Screening For Autism In New Multimedia Public Service Campaign

Though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 18 months, most children aren't diagnosed until between 4 and 5 years old—and studies indicate that age is even higher ...
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F4CP Applauds World Health Organization Highlighting Spinal Manipulation For Low Back Pain Over Drugs Or Surgery

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, applauds the recently pu...
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Biofeedback Therapeutic Wearable For People With ADHD

Many children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) have difficulties managing their symptoms. It can be very challenging for these individuals to succ...
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Scholars Weigh In On New Ideas About Autism

A new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and...
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Johns Hopkins Co-Leads Research Effort On Child ‘Poliolike’ Condition

Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers will lead a multicenter, multinational study of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the “poliolike” ...
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FDA Issues Clearance for the ReStore™ Exo-Suit, the First Soft Robotic System for Stroke Therapy

ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of robotic medical devices for individuals with lower limb disabilities, announced tod...
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Competition at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games starts today, providing vital physical and mental rehabilitation opportunities for athletes

More than 600 military Veterans from across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Great Britain are in Louisville this week to compete in the 39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games throu...
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Research Program Aimed At Diversity Brings Young Scientists To MCG Through July 30, 2019

A program aimed at increasing the diversity of young scientists is being hosted for the seventh year at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. PRIDE, or Progra...
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Sustainable Savings On Medical Care

One popular idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning health care spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for...
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