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It's No Fortnite, But It's Helping Stroke Survivors Move Again

Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device invented by North...
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At-Home Rehab Comparable To Clinic-Based Therapy To Improve Mobility

Home-based telerehabilitation is just as effective as clinic-based therapy at restoring arm function among stroke survivors, according to late-breaking science presented at th...
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The Ups And Downs Of Sit-Stand Desks

Have a seat. No, wait! Stand. With researchers suggesting that "sitting is the new smoking," sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a common tool to quell sedentary behavior in an...
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Seeing Through A Robot’s Eyes Helps Those With Profound Motor Impairments

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routi...
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Tackling Rashes, Ringworm And Warts With A New Post-Game Routine For Student Athletes

It's not uncommon for young athletes to develop skin disorders and viruses including staph infections, ringworm, and impetigo. As March is National Athletic Training Month (NA...
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Study Shows Prevalence Of Back Pain In Children And Adolescents, And Increased Rates Associated With Increasing Age

A new study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) highlights the frequency of back pain in children and adolescents and s...
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Lipogems Provides An FDA Cleared Option For Patients Between Conservative Therapy And Major, Invasive Surgery

The Lipogems system is leading the way in orthopaedic medicine by assisting patients who fall in the "treatment gap" between conservative therapies and major, surgical interve...
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Some Children Can 'Recover' From Autism, But Problems Often Remain

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, res...
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UTEP Occupational Therapy Students Teach Children Mindful Ways To Ease Stress

Instead of dribbling basketballs or running drills, 40 third graders at Robbin E.L. Washington Elementary School in the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) quietly pract...
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Startup Tests Parkinson's Device With Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding

A Mid-Atlantic research team with roots at the University of Delaware has received a $440,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) to test ...
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Exercising Helps Seniors Stay Independent After Discharge From Hospital

Seniors make up 18% of Canada’s population yet account for 42% of hospitalizations. Hospital stays can have serious impacts, such as decreased mobility, a greater risk of fall...
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Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges For Home Health Care

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, ...
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Health Insurance Is Not Assurance Of Healthcare

Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can't afford the care they need when they need it. That is a central fi...
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Intervention With At-Risk Infants Increases Children's Compliance At Age 3

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other prob...
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Urban Parks Could Make You Happier

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Occupational Therapy have published new findings that suggest spending 20 minutes in an urban park will ...
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Researchers Conduct First Population-Based Study Of Suicide Risk In People With Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 59 children in the United States is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). After decades ...
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Peter Frampton Diagnosed With Rare Muscle Disease Inclusion Body Myositis

In an interview with journalist Anthony Mason on CBS Saturday Morning legendary guitarist Peter Frampton revealed that he has been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis (IBM)...
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Documenting And Decoding The Dynamics Between Work And Pain

Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. Whether the pain that individuals experience is physical or psychological, constant ...
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Phantom Limb Sensation Explained

After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study published today in Scie...
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How Diabetes Causes Muscle Loss

Diabetes mellitus is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. A research group led by Professor Wataru Ogawa at the Kobe University G...
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Cue-Based Feeding: How To Facilitate Positive Opportunities For Breast And Bottle Feeding

Cue-based feeding is a broad term to describe a process by which parents and medical providers can successfully attend to developmental cues to promote optimal feeding opportu...
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Rutgers Promotes Safe Patient Handling Practices To Reduce Health Care Worker Injuries

Nurses, nurse aids, orderlies, emergency medical technicians and physical and occupational therapists have some of the highest numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries. Chron...
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Children On The Autism Spectrum With Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag Behind In Key Measures of Independence And Communication

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A...
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Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues

Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel is...
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Take a Step into Virtual Reality: Cybershoes GmbH Showcases Cybershoes®, a VR Accessory that Literally Lets You Walk Through Your Favorite VR Games

Virtual reality enthusiasts can step into new worlds like never before with VR company Cybershoes GmbH, (https://www.cybershoes.io/ ), showcasing Cybershoes®, an affordable, i...
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