News tagged with wheelchair
(HealthDay)—Many U.S. subspecialty practices cannot accommodate patients with mobility impairment, according to a study published in the March 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Health Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with diseases such as diabetes suffer from painful wounds that take a long time to heal, making them more susceptible to infections that could even lead to amputations. A*STAR's discovery paves the way for therapeutics ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
People with spinal cord injuries show strong association of wheelchairs as part of their body, not extension of immobile limbs injuries show strong association of wheelchairs as part of their body, not extension of immobile ...
Medical research Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A Las Vegas woman who suffered a rare disorder that made it impossible for her to stop growing has died. Tanya Angus was 34.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The rugged, low-cost wheelchairs designed by SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program have helped thousands of people in developing countries. Now they're available in the U.S., where they are opening up new ...
Health Dec 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
(AP)—In the early 90s when South Africa's Themba Lethu clinic could only treat HIV/AIDS patients for opportunistic diseases, many would come in on wheelchairs and keep coming to the health center until ...
HIV & AIDS Dec 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." The North ...
Health Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A 24-year-old Georgia woman who survived a rare, flesh-eating disease is back home after more than three months in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic.
Other Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Wayne State University researcher has introduced computer technology that makes it easier for people who need wheelchairs to select one that best suits their needs.
Other May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of global partners has tasked itself with the daunting challenge of bringing mobility to disabled children of developing nations.
Health May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users is described in the current issue of Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors.
Health Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A person who uses a manual wheelchair can burn up to 120 calories in half an hour while wheeling at 2 mph on a flat surface, which is three times as much as someone doing the same action in a motorized wheelchair.
Health Oct 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Children born with spina bifida often have difficulties to perform everyday activities. This is not primarily due to being confined to a wheelchair or to parental overprotection as was previously believed new research ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) -- As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers - and the caregivers hired for more ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Tracey and Tim Sheehan had run out of options for their son, Ryan, who was born with a complex set of heart defects. His great arteries came from the wrong sides of the heart, his lower chambers were switched, ...
Cardiology May 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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