Patients With Disabilities Need More Providers Like Them

It is common for patients to prefer seeking care from a clinician similar to them—such as of the same gender, ...

Reducing Skin-related Side Effects of Targeted Cancer Therapies

While a new wave of drugs used in common cancer therapies are helping patients fight cancer, they also produce side ...

First Things First Hosts Falls and Recovery Clinic in Pittsburgh

OPAF and First Things First held a workshop at the Homewood Brushton YMCA in Pittsburgh that focused on falls and ...



This practical guide for preparing for, adapting to, and living with limb loss provides current, in-depth information about:

  • Healthcare team selection
  • Postoperative care
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Emotional adjustment
  • Pain management
  • Peer support
  • Adaptations for home and work
  • Prosthetic devices, fitting, and adjustments


Easier Way to Study Brain Electrical Activity Could Advance Prostheses

In a paper published in July in the journal Neuron, Krishna Shenoy, PhD, and a team of neuroscientists at Stanford ...

Perforated Prosthetic Liners Aid Residual Limb Health

Researchers conducted a case study to assess the effects of a perforated prosthetic liner, particularly with respect to wound healing, ...

Study Reveals Biases Toward People With Disabilities

Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities–some less obvious than one might think. New ...
Caregiver Explains Role That Most Don’t See

Caregiver Explains Role That Most Don’t See

Alicia Lammers takes her role in life with her husband, retired Staff Sgt. Matt Lammers, very seriously. He is her ...