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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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10 Tips for Traveling With Physical Disabilities

March 26th 2019

There's no reason for a family member with a permanent or temporary physical limitation to stay home during a trip. Accessible travel is more popular than ever and with proper planning.

Plan in Advance

Try to Replicate the Home Routine

Make Sure Travel Insurance Includes Medical

Use a Specialized Travel…

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Ways to Stay Positive Even During the Toughest Times

March 11th 2019

A lot of people pride themselves on being optimists, and TBH, if you can stay positive with everything that’s going on in the world today, major props to you. For most people who consider themselves the glass-half-full type, it’s a lifestyle. They try to look at everything that comes their…

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The Future Of Medical Technology: Wearable Devices

February 25th 2019

Medical-related artificial intelligence could be the way of the future. The thought of high-tech devices tracking our health and giving us medical advice, diagnosing our condition or even performing certain medical tasks is scary to some but recently IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, conducted a survey about how…

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College Student and Amputee Begins Nonprofit to Help Children

February 6th 2019

Noelle Lambert never wavered in her determination to get back on UMass Lowell’s Division 1 women’s lacrosse team. After losing her left leg in a moped accident on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016, Lambert trained with ferocity. And when she played her first full collegiate game with her prosthetic running blade last April,…

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