LIVING WITH AMPLITUDE

Caregiving May Not Be as Bad for Your Health as Once Thought

For decades, articles in research journals and the popular press have reported that being a family caregiver takes a toll on ...
Removing Barriers for Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities

Removing Barriers for Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities

Doctors with disabilities are rapidly changing stigmas, peer-to-peer learning, and outcomes for patients, yet remain underrepresented in the medical profession. In ...
Pets Offer Many Benefits for People With Health Issues

Pets Offer Many Benefits for People With Health Issues

A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet, or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental ...
Young Amputee Fulfills Dream as Airman for a Day

Young Amputee Fulfills Dream as Airman for a Day

Teenager Michelle McConnell has battled bone cancer and amputation with a strength and tenacity that left no doubt among her family ...
Pairing Music With Medication May Further Decrease Pain

Pairing Music With Medication May Further Decrease Pain

Researchers at University of Utah (U of U) Health found that pairing music with one of four pain medications offered a ...
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System May Provide Significant Pain Relief

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System May Provide Significant Pain Relief

SPR Therapeutics announced the results of a study of its FDA-cleared SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System for the treatment of ...
Lolo’s Superpower

Lolo’s Superpower

By Leslie Pitt Illustrated by Ashley Rades In Lolo’s Superpower, a squishy blue toy named Lolo loves being different from all the ...
Motorin'

Motorin’

Amputation surgery is life-altering. Regardless of how quickly you navigate the emotional roller coaster to acceptance, for some, the effects ...
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NEWS ARCHIVE

Women Have Poorer Body Image After Amputation

Lower-limb amputations can lead to depression, performance anxiety, and altered body image, relationships, and sexual well-being. While there is little published ...

University Developing Device to Treat Phantom Limb Pain

Researchers at Teesside University, Middlesbrough, England, are developing a sensory discrimination training device that can be self-administered by patients to ...

Custom Prosthetic Liner Method Could Reduce Socket Adjustments

Researchers at the University of Bath, England, have developed a way to design and manufacture custom prosthetic liners of different ...

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 ...

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 ...
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