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American Airlines and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Host Annual Amputee Ski Trip

American Airlines to Fly 14 Teenage Amputees for a Week-Long Colorado Ski Trip FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children have teamed up again to send 14 teenage amputee patients on an all-expense-paid ski trip to Winte...

For Inspiring Amputee It's No Excuses, No Limits

Motivational Speaker Denny Chipollini inspires others to hit the trails for Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run VALLEY FORGE, Pa., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- What most people would consider tragedies, 55-year-old Skippack, Pa., resident Denny Chipollini, considers gifts. Chi...

Philadelphia Policeman Helps Amputee Receive Power Wheelchair from The Scooter Store

The SCOOTER Store Gift of Mobility Answers Prayers of Disabled Philadelphia Woman PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "God is Good!" declares Stephanie Richardson, age 56, whose faith has carried her through many difficulties. Unable to stand or walk, and without any family, Ms...

Philadelphia Police Officer Helps Amputee Receive Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store

Local Woman Receives Gift of Mobility after Officer Makes Call to The SCOOTER Store MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 WHO: Stephanie Richardson, 56, Housebound amputee and Philadelphia resident David Belrose, Mobility Manager, The SCOO...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius finished last on a rain-soaked track at the British Grand Prix race, held in Sheffield on Sunday night . He runs with carbon fibre blades attached to both legs below the knees. To add to his discomfiture, he was also disqualified for having run o...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

.... "Basically, this new technology enables us to more closely replicate the natural functioning of the lost limb and create a better prosthesis for our amputee clients," continues Reda. Clients are evaluated by a team of Kessler specialists and fitted for the prosthesis. They are also trained on the pr...

Two Courage Center Athletes Named to 2009 U.S. Paralympic Team

...ed States Quad Rugby Association has announced its 2009 U.S. Wheelchair Rugby National Team that will compete at the 2009 International Wheelchair and amputee Sports Federation Americas Zone Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 26-31. The team features two local athletes who have been i...

Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

...5 years of fenofibrate use." The study was published this week in a special issue of The Lancet devoted to diabetes. More information The amputee Coalition of America has more about diabetes and amputation . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Th...

Over 170 Groups Urge Bill Conferees to Include 'Double Duty' Public Health Funds in Stimulus for Jobs and Health Care Savings

...ion American School Health Association American Social Health Association American Society of Nephrology American Thoracic Society amputee Coalition of America Arthritis Foundation Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Association for Prevention Teaching and Resea...

Virginia Amputees Challenge Insurance Lobby to Compromise

...ve been fighting for passage of a bill that requires health insurers to cover the cost of prosthetic devices and components," says Charles Coulter, an amputee activist. "There's no reason that an amputation and the requisite follow-up care, including an artificial limb, aren't covered by health insurance lik...
Amputee in Medical Technology

First-of-its-Kind National Report Reveals Estimated High Prevalence and Heavy Cost of Type 2 Diabetes Complications in America

...pport and encouragement to people who have experienced these serious health problems. The members of the diabetes complications consortium include the amputee Coalition of America, the National Federation of the Blind, the National Kidney Foundation and Mended Hearts, a nationwide heart patient support group...
Amputee in Medical Definition

Phantom pain

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Amputee in Medical Dictionary

Amputee

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Limb

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Amputation

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Amputee in Biological News

Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter

Dallas, TX (June 29, 2009) -- A team of experts in biomechanics and physiology that conducted experiments on Oscar Pistorius, the South African bilateral amputee track athlete, have just published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physiology . Some of their previously confidential finding...

Breaking news: Study revives Olympic prospects for amputee sprinter

A world-renowned team of experts in biomechanics and physiology from six universities, led by Professor Hugh Herr of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Media Lab, refute scientific claims that the prostheses worn by Oscar Pistorius, a 21-year-old South African bilateral amputee track athle...

'Bionic' arm gives amputee sense of touch

Impressive impact factors prove that BioMed Central's Open Access journals are high quality and widely read and cited. Journals published by BioMed Central have again received impact factors that compare well with equivalent subscription titles, it was announced today, with five titles in the top f...

Sports technology for para-athletes: Closing the gap

...icle, entitled "Biomechanics of double transtibial amputee sprinting using dedicated sprinting prostheses" by...bodied sprinters with that of a double transtibial amputee by examining the overall kinetics and the kinetics... at maximum speed. The carbon blade used by the amputee sprinter has a significant advantage in both energ...

Disability Rights Legal Center honors Ossur

...acclaim. There to present the award was April Holmes, the fastest female amputee in the world. April owns the World Records (women's T44 classification)...edal in the 100m race. She is also a member of Team Ossur, a group of elite amputee athletes sponsored by Ossur because - through their impressive achievements...

Taking the next step toward advanced artificial limbs

...bs. The majority of the funding comes through a two-year $860,000 grant awarded to WPI's Bioengineering Institute (BEI) by the U.S. Army's Military amputee Research Program of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). "There is a great human need for better, more functional prosthe...

Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

... PITTSBURGH, September 12, 2007 A double amputee whose trailblazing work in the emerging field of biomechatronics has led to the development of new prosthetic innovations that merge body and machine ...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

...roject sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said in a news release that it wants to "revolutionize prosthetic devices for amputee soldiers. Over the next four years, researchers will create a mechanical arm that has the properties of a biological limb." Col. Geoff Ling, a phys...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

...roject sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said in a news release that it wants to "revolutionize prosthetic devices for amputee soldiers. Over the next four years, researchers will create a mechanical arm that has the properties of a biological limb." Col. Geoff Ling, a phys...
Amputee in Biological Technology

Experts at Healthcare Conference Support Investments in the Health of Work Culture and Care Processes, Not Just Technology

...American Health Informatics Successor, the National E-Health Collaborative; - Warren MacDonald, who became the first double above knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro; and - Faith Roberts, BSN, RN, CRRN, who speaks across the U.S. and Cana...
Amputee in Biological Dictionary

Limb

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