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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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25 Brain Exercises for Memory That Actually Help You Remember More

January 28th 2019

The brain is often thought of as similar to a computer. When the brain is powerful and working properly, it will enable you to perform all your cognitive and bodily functions smoothly and efficiently, and the reverse is also true.

Unfortunately, our brainpower tends to decline as we grow older.…

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5 Of The Best Exercises You Can Ever Do

January 11th 2019

If you're not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time?

Just having…

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Children React Warmly To Classmates New Prosthesis

December 21st 2018

Having a physical abnormality as a child can be very difficult. Like adults, most children just want to fit in with everyone else. But kids can be cruel, and when someone stands out there’s bound to be some teasing and bullying.

That’s why this video from Birmingham, England is so beautiful.…

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10-year-old Reaches Out To Prosthetic Users Around The World by Repurposing Used Artificial Limbs

December 11th 2018

A 10-year-old Winnipeg boy is collecting and repurposing used prosthetic limbs for people just like him. Iahnijah Opaleke who uses an artificial leg says he was inspired to recycle the devices during a trip to Jamaica when he was five years old, before one of his surgeries. "I saw a man, he had no legs and he was…

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Invictus Games Competitors Showcase The Future Of Prosthetics

November 26th 2018

When Able Seaman Mark Daniels's foot hits the ground, a few things happen. A microprocessor-controlled knee kicks into action, adapting to the terrain. A carbon fibre-titanium foot absorbs energy and returns it, so he can go from standing to a sprint. An above-knee amputee after a motorbike accident, he is…

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Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss

November 7th 2018

Shortly after age 50, the rate at which a person loses muscle mass begins to accelerate. Age-related muscle loss is referred to as sarcopenia, which is Greek for “poverty of flesh.” Unfortunately, the prevalence of sarcopenia is increasing with each generation; the number of elderly individuals who are frail is…

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Why a Regular Bedtime May Benefit Your Heart and Metabolism

October 22nd 2018

New research which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. Going to bed at the same time each night may keep both your heart and metabolism healthy. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include…

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Haiti's Amputee Footballers Seek Glory Abroad, Acceptance At Home

October 3rd 2018

Football has long been a national obsession in Haiti, and following the devastating 2010 earthquake, which spurred the creation of a national disabled team, the country is now dreaming of World Cup glory. A 15-member squad is in the midst of intense training for the Amputee World Cup set to…

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Coach Praises Football Player With Prosthetic Leg

September 20th 2018

There's one player for North Murray, who most likely, won't step on the field. But he's the heart of the Mountaineers team. Coach Preston Poag said, "Gabe Priest is probably one of the hardest workers on our team." Sophomore defensive lineman Gabe Priest said he loves football because of the…

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