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What Percentage Of ALS Is Genetic?

Up to 90% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. Now, new research has found approximately 17% of such ALS ...
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UNIST Engineers Robotic Device Helping Stroke Survivors Recover

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a new robotic tool for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors. Their robotic-as...
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As America Ages, New National Poll Will Track Key Health Issues For Those Over 50

Nearly a third of US adults have celebrated their 50th birthday – a sign of an aging nation. Now, a new poll based at the University of Michigan will take the pulse of this po...
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Penn State Study Shows Aphasia May Not Solely Be A Language Disorder

Aphasia, a language disorder commonly diagnosed in stroke patients, may not be solely a language issue as traditionally believed, according to a Penn State study. The study a...
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Why Do Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to look others in the eyes. This avoidance has typically been interpreted as a sign of social and perso...
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Toy Cars Modified By University Of Rhode Island Students Deliver Fun, Physical Benefits

Who doesn’t remember the simple joy of zipping around the yard in a toy car? Every kid should have that experience, and thanks to Lil’ Rhody Riders — an ongoing student leader...
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Transgender Actors Effective In Teaching New Doctors To Provide Respectful Care

By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender ide...
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Balance And Movement Improved In Animal Model Of Parkinson’s Disease

FINDINGS Researchers at UCLA have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with early stage Parkinson’s disease. Further, the drug, calle...
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Virtual Reality Eases Phantom Limb Pain

Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee's brain ...
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Mom Of Child With Special Needs: “My Greatest Fear Is A Cut To Medicaid”

As an occupational therapist who coordinates therapy services for 34 public schools in Virginia, Marbea Tammaro sees first-hand the tremendous impact that occupational therapy...
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St. Jude Patients And Families Celebrate Kindergarten Graduation

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients who completed kindergarten during their treatment for pediatric cancers celebrated at a graduation ceremony. For the 10th strai...
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MedBridge Launches Revolutionary Mobile App To Improve Patient Rehabilitation Adherence

MedBridge, an industry-leading developer of patient engagement and clinical education software, today introduced MedBridge GO — a patient-facing mobile app designed to improve...
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Handwashing: Cool Water As Effective As Hot For Removing Germs

We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of ha...
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“Humbling” Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students To Solve Problems In Health Care Delivery

A recent Biodesign Innovation class got off to an unusual start. Instead of asking students to pull out their laptops and listen to a lecture, organizers handed out envelopes ...
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Stem Cell Trial For Stroke Patients Suffering Chronic Motor Deficits Begins At UTHealth

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at ...
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Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms Of Autism-Associated Condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability ...
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Stroke Patients Take The Lead In Their Rehabilitation

Every year, 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes, and a third are left paralyzed on one side of their body. But current rehabilitation solutions are not always effective...
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Despite Evidence That It Benefits Patients With Cancer, Study Finds Most Oncologists Don’t Discuss Exercise With Patients

It is well documented that physical activity (PA) benefits patients with cancer, both during and after treatment. Exercise helps patients combat both physical and psychologica...
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Your current issue of NEWS-Line for Occupational Therapists & COTAs eMagazine is now posted!

The feature issue of NEWS-Line for Occupational Therapists & COTAs magazine is now online: https://www.news-line.com/online/2017OL/1705nlPOF/...
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Occupational Therapy Practitioners Help to Address Mental Health of New Parents and Caregivers

Caring for a newborn can be a source of both joy and stress for a new caregiver. The demands of an infant are often underestimated and many find it challenging to divide atten...
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World Hand Hygiene Day: AANA Offers Five Precautions For Hospital Patients And Visitors To Heed

The last thing a patient should have to worry about is a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), courtesy of a family member or friend. In recognition of World Hand Hygiene Day, Ma...
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Study: Mexican-Americans Receive Less Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation

A new pilot study reports that Mexican-American stroke survivors are less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites. It’s the next step for Universi...
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Oxygen Improves Blood Flow, Restores More Function In Spinal Cord Injuries

A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries. Neuroscientists found tha...
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Click-On Arm Prosthesis Controlled By Patient's Thoughts

Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique ...
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Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls In The Elderly And Others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments b...
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