Tag: Active Living

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Airman Adapts after Amputation

Caswell and Tami share a moment before his surgery. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe. At age 28, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, a 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, was an athlete who aspired to play on the U.S. national rugby team. While he was stationed in England, he...

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Raw Beauty Project Transforms Stereotypes of Women with Disabilities

Donna R. Walton. Photograph by Paul Morse for Raw Beauty NYC. The Raw Beauty Project NYC celebrates the stories and photographs of 20 women living with physical disabilities and shows that true beauty is not defined by a single look. A collaboration between mobileWOMEN.org and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Raw Beauty Project...

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Reaches One-Year+ Milestone

Ortiz Catalan (left) and Brånemark (right) with the first patient treated with the osseointegrated implant system for neural control. Photographs courtesy of Max Ortiz-Catalan et al., Science Translational Medicine, 2014. In January 2013, a gentleman from Sweden who had undergone a transhumeral amputation more than ten years prior, was the first person in the world...

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Positive Outlook and Social Support Help People with Diabetes Cope

A positive outlook and support from people around them help individuals with diabetes cope with psychosocial challenges of the disease, according to an international study that included researchers from Penn State College of Medicine. Diabetes can also seriously harm these individuals’ circulatory systems, nerves, kidneys, eyes, teeth, gums, and hearts, as well as lead to...

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Help Stop Diabetes by Participating in ADA Walking Event

This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will Join the Millions in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, one of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) premier fundraising events. During the next few months, 108 walks are scheduled to take place to raise funds that...

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IT?S HERE: The Preview Issue of Amplitude Magazine!

The preview issue of Amplitude has been printed and will be sent the first week of September with the current issue of The O&P EDGE to Amplitude Media subscribers and current subscribers of The O&P EDGE. Be sure to keep an eye out for it in your healthcare provider’s waiting area or in your mailbox!...

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Annual Economic Costs of CLI-Related Amputations Estimated at $25 Billion

THE SAGE GROUP, Atlanta, Georgia, a research and consulting company that specializes in atherosclerotic disease in the lower limbs, estimates the annual economic cost of amputations related to critical limb ischemia (CLI) at $25 billion. Mary L. Yost, president of THE SAGE GROUP, delivered a lecture titled “Cost of Amputation in 2014,” at the opening...

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Half of Adults with Disability Are Missing Out on ?Wonder Drug?

Working-age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly half (47 percent) of adults with disabilities...

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Do ?Walkable? Neighborhoods Reduce Obesity, Diabetes?

Studies Show More Sprawl Associated with Higher Incidence of Poor Health Outcomes Posted June 24, 2014 People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight, and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods, according to a pair of studies presented at the American Diabetes...

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Is It Really Depression or Is It Diabetes Distress?

New Study Shows that People with Type 2 Diabetes Might Be Misdiagnosed for Depression Posted June 18, 2014 Researchers have long understood that there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions shows that symptoms of depression in people with type 2 diabetes...

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Amputee Coalition Elects New Board Member

Photograph courtesy of the Amputee Coalition. Posted April 24, 2014 The Amputee Coalition has elected Miles O’Brien, a veteran freelance broadcast and web journalist who focuses on science, technology, and aerospace, to its board of directors. Based in Washington DC, O’Brien is the science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, a producer and director for the PBS...

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The O&P EDGE Publisher Launches Amputee Consumer-Focused Media Company

Posted January 9, 2014 Tonja Randolph, president of Western Media, Northlgenn, Colorado, and publisher of The O&P EDGE, has launched Amplitude Media Group (AMG), a new media company that will focus on providing news, information, and resources for individuals with limb loss, their families, and caregivers. The company’s first product, the 2014 Limb Loss Resource...

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