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Triple amputee skateboarding star to appear at X Games

August 6th 2019

Justin Beauchesne will never forget the first time he rode a skateboard. "It felt like freedom," the triple amputee said, taking a break from tearing up the skate park at St. Pete's Campbell Park. "Man, it was awesome, so much better than I ever expected," he said.

When Justin was…

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Diet/exercise May Help Prevent Progression to Diabetes

July 22nd 2019

An initiative that consisted of weight loss and physical activity markedly reduced the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes in a cohort of adults with prediabetes, according to study data presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. 

“We have known for many years that lifestyle change can…

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Lawmakers Unveil bill to make Airport Screening easier for Wounded Vets

July 5th 2019

Lawmakers unveiled a bill last week that would make Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening faster and easier for wounded and disabled veterans in an effort to "remedy concerns" injured veterans have when traveling through the nation's airports.

The bipartisan bill, titled “Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act” or the “VETS Safe…

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The 21 Best Stretching Exercises for Better Flexibility

June 25th 2019

Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine as strength and cardio work. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient…

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation

June 11th 2019

Is there a satisfactory method for reducing the frequency or intensity of phantom or residual limb pain after amputation? In a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Valerio and colleagues[1]presented their results on performing a targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) procedure, a technique of suturing a transected…

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A New Artificial Joint RESTORES WRIST-LIKE MOVEMENTS to Forearm Amputees

May 24th 2019

Most of us probably take it for granted, but the simple turn of the wrist is an essential movement that we use every day. Consider using a door handle, a screwdriver, a knob on a cooker, or even turning a page. For those missing their hand, these are much more…

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Innovative Surgery Is Shown to Reduce Phantom Pain

May 9th 2019

An innovative surgery originally developed for advanced prosthetics also significantly reduces amputee limb pain, according to a clinical study published in the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery. The findings underscore the procedure’s potential to revolutionize treatment and become the new standard of care for millions of amputees worldwide suffering from often-debilitating chronic…

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12 Simple Swaps to Eat Healthier Without Really Trying

April 30th 2019

If there’s one bedrock tenet to my philosophy as a nutritionist, it’s this: Small changes add up. I’ve seen the truth of this simple statement in my own life and the lives of others. Case in point: It was an itty-bitty New Year’s Resolution to eat more fish and beans (and less red meat) that eventually…

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Doing This for Just 10 Minutes a Week Could Make You Live Longer

April 23rd 2019

If you’re used to making the excuse that you just don’t have the time to exercise, you may want to consider recent research on the impact of exercise on life expectancy. One recently published study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that just 10 minutes of exercise per week can have a…

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The 21 Best Stretching Exercises for Better Flexibility

April 10th 2019

Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine as strength and cardio work. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient…

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