Study Reveals That Those Born Without a Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prostheses

Study Reveals That Those Born Without a Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prostheses

Three Charlotte, North Carolina, hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the ...

Can Exercise Help Prevent and Treat Depression?

Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for both prevention and treatment of depression, concludes a research review in Current ...

Virtual Reality Experiences May Help Treat Severe Pain

Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients, according to a study published in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Opioid Use Is Reduced in Patients Treated With NSAIDS

Patients receiving a post-operative prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of ...

Prosthetic Hand System Can Learn Movement Patterns

Researchers at the Biological Systems Engineering Lab at Hiroshima University, Japan, have developed a 3D-printed prosthetic hand combined with a ...
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