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Coapt Re-Engineers And Upgrades Control System For Prosthetic Arms

The world's preeminent control system for advanced bionic limbs just got even smarter. Coapt, LLC – provider of the premier commercially available, intuitive bionic limb contr...
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New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed To Improve Recovery Experience for People Living With Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living is taking a new approach to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. A first of its kind in...
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Gary And Mary West Pace® Program Of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly To Help Seniors Successfully Age At Home Opens In North County San Diego

PACE®, which stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, has come to north San Diego County with the official ribbon-cutting today of the nonprofit Gary and Mary...
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Caregiver Burnout: Ways You Can Avoid It

The responsibility of being a caregiver for a loved one is admirable and gratifying. But its demands can take their toll and lead to burnout without the right outlets and cop...
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Researchers Identify Relationship Between Motor Competence And Executive Function In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research has found that both motor competence and executive function can be directly tied to school performance. Children with poor fine motor function may focus on physical t...
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New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed To Improve Recovery Experience For People Living With Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living is taking a new approach to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. A first of its kind in...
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Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control A Wheelchair, Vehicle Or Computer

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, ...
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Exercise Could Slow Withering Effects Of Alzheimer’s

Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study that scientists say merits further research ...
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Stroke Patients Relearning How To Walk With Peculiar Shoe

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on th...
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Exercising At Home Has A Positive Effect On Parkinson's Patients

Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult to maintain an exercise program for a longer time. This applies even more to people with a chronic i...
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Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children With Autism, Study Finds

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language...
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Multicomponent Home-Based Treatments Improve Mobility In Older Adults After Hip Fracture

Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. Researchers at the Uni...
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Feeling Legs Again Improves Amputees' Health

While walking, people with intact legs feel when they move their knee or when their feet touch the ground. The nervous system constantly draws on sensory feedback of this sort...
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New App Offers Faster And Easier Assessment For Multiple Sclerosis App Review

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed and validated a tablet-based app that offers a faster, easier and more accurate way for health care providers who...
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Patients In Persistent Comas Or Vegetative States Show Signs Of Improved Wakefulness Because Of The Phoenix Project

Ravon Ortiz and Wardell Starling are the latest patients to emerge from vegetative states in Nexus Health Systems' program, The Phoenix Project. Konswella Felps explained tha...
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Autism Study Stresses Importance Of Communicating With All Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. Dr. M...
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Electronic Glove Offers 'Humanlike' Features For Prosthetic Hand Users

People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, de...
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Life Skills Autism Academy Opens First-Of-Its-Kind Center Dedicated To Early Childhood Treatment Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

On Tuesday a group of leaders from Life Skills Autism Academy and the Plano Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate the opening of a new center offering high quality early i...
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'Mental Singing' May Improve Walking In People With Parkinson Disease

Mental singing – "singing" a rhythmic song in your head – can improve measures of walking ability not only in people with Parkinson disease (PD), but also in healthy older adu...
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New Insights: Improving Function, Independence And Quality Of Life Of Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common movement disorders in children. A growing number of caregivers worldwide are caring for children, adolescents and adults with chi...
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Who You See Matters: Stroke Patients Benefit More From Observing Their Own Hand Movements During Therapy

Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therap...
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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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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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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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