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Horses Lift Spirits of Veteran Amputee

June 25th 2020

The veterans at Hines VA Medical Center near Maywood had some very special visitors Wednesday — horses. The pair helped the veterans forget about their medical conditions for a moment, along with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A veteran at the residential care facility the hospital was wheeled outside into the sunshine. The…

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10 Year Old Raising Money to Help Amputees

June 10th 2020

10- year-old junior golfer, Collin Bauer has competed in his fair share of tournaments across the nation, that same drive that he has for the game of golf he also carries for helping others.

A few years back, Bauer met a fellow junior golfer turned friend named Tommy Morrissey who…

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Study of Skin Elasticity May Change How Prostheses Are Made

May 21st 2020

As our body's largest and most prominent organ, the skin also provides one of our most fundamental connections to the world around us. From the moment we're born, it is intimately involved in every physical interaction we have.

Though scientists have studied the sense of touch, or haptics, for more…

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How to Be Productive at Home and Make Every Day a Productive Day

May 4th 2020

If you’ve ever wondered how to be productive at home or how you could possibly have a more productive day, look no further.

Below you’ll find six easy tips that will help you make the most out of your time:

1. Create a Good Morning Routine

One of the best…

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Graphene Prosthetics That Use Solar Energy

April 24th 2020

Each carbon atom is joined to three other carbon atoms through SP2 bonds to form a lightweight, flat film with a structure similar to a honeycomb, which gives it a high conductivity and excellent mechanical resistance in the plane. It is also elastic and flexible and, despite this, is 200…

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10-year-old Amputee, Rugby Fan Meets His Favorite Team

April 10th 2020

When rugby-mad Jacob Pickering got his bionic arm three months ago he never imagined that he would be using it to shake hands with the England team at Twickenham.

But Jacob, ten, put the arm to good use when he was invited to be a mascot at a Six Nations match.

Jacob,…

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Specialized Prosthesis Gives 9-year-old Chance To Be A Kid

March 30th 2020

When he was almost two-years-old, Ryan Feeney’s parents had to make the difficult decision of amputating his right leg after surgery failed to fix a condition known as NF-1, which prevented his tibia from growing correctly. They worried this would hinder him in life, but thanks to a generous donation,…

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Bill to Provide Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Passes House Unanimously

March 6th 2020

A decade-long effort to have the Department of Veterans Affairs provide service dogs to veterans with mental health issues passed a major hurdle with House passage Wednesday.

The Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers, or PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act would have the VA create a 5-year pilot to give grants to one or more organizations to…

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No more ‘fear of falling’: ZeroG Gait and Balance System assists with people walking again

February 27th 2020

After a July 23 rollover accident, Cameron Tweedy received a grim outlook on ever walking again. Along with lower body numbness, he had suffered five fractures in his spine and a crushed ankle.

“They told me I had less than 1% chance of minimal function in my legs,” said Tweedy,…

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This coin-sized smart insulin patch could monitor glucose for diabetes management

February 13th 2020

Researchers at three universities have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that has the potential to also monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes.

The adhesive patch was developed by a team of researchers and bioengineers from UCLA, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Massachusetts…

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