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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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Utah Man 1 of 10 Trying Out New Bionic Leg

January 23rd 2020

A vascular disease due to type 2 diabetes claimed the left leg of 60-year-old Kerry Finn, a retired truck driver from Salt Lake County, Utah. For a long time, Finn had been using a standard prosthetic until last year when he became one of 10 human subjects that would go…

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Bionic Arm Will Restore Grip For Teenage Amputee

January 9th 2020

Last month we introduced you to Mariah Jenkins, a volleyball player from Crosby, North Dakota, who plays the sport with a fist full of courage. Doctors amputated her left arm above the elbow following a serious car accident in 2018. She refused to quit playing sport, and has adapted her…

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Travel Information: TSA Security Checkpoint

December 12th 2019

Introduction

Planning a trip can be an exciting process as you eagerly await the opportunity to have some much-needed rest and relaxation. It may also be necessary for you to travel to visit with your friends and loved ones. One of the obstacles before getting to your destination is navigating…

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Life Is About Perspective for Veteran Amputee

December 4th 2019

When you think of a veteran and quadruple amputee sharing their story of resilience you probably aren’t expecting comedy. But Staff Sgt. Travis Mills defies expectation. 

Quinnipiac University’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences hosted Mills to talk about his life and recovery after losing portions of his arms…

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Paralyzed Woman Will Use Exoskeleton To Participate in N.Y. Marathon

November 19th 2019

Nearly a decade ago, Terry Vereline — who’s paralyzed from the chest down — “[moped] around in the morning … not wanting to get out of bed.” Now, the Long Islander is prepping for her first New York City Marathon. The 65-year-old ex-Army sergeant (who formerly went by the last name…

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Swimmer Undergoes Experimental Amputation That Preserves Leg Muscles

November 5th 2019

An elite swimmer from Bedford has undergone her second leg amputation due to a rare vascular condition. Morgan Stickney is the first person in the world to receive an experimental surgery in Boston on both her legs. Stickney had her left leg amputated in 2018 but continued to compete. She…

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