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Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk
Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in ...

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Amputee controls two prosthetic limbs by thinking
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory...

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Study testing vibrating insoles to help people with MS balance
A pilot study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how sensation in the feet while standing relates to balance ability of people with multiple...

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Review: Early mobilization after joint replacement shortens stay
Getting up and moving soon after a hip or knee replacement surgery shortens length of stay for patients, according to a small systematic review.

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Transdermal drug shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers
A research team at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine has developed a drug delivered through a skin patch that not only helps foot wounds heal better,...

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