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So far, lower arm prostheses often only functioned as a cosmetic disguise to conceal the missing body part. While newer models help the wearer with grip patterns, every hand grip has to be readjusted and newly activated. There is still no prosthetic device that is  more...

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Conventional medicine is taught at universities and is generally acknowledged. But other therapies have also proven their worth, such as electrical healing methods, which contribute to recovery and a better quality of life. In our Topic of the Month you learn about  more...

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Every year between 250.000 and 500.000 people suffer a spinal cord injury, MoreGrasp is intended to make their lives easier. The project aims to restore the lost gripping function in people with high paraplegia. Researchers at Graz University of Technology have  more...

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A summary of what the best care should be for boys with the diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. more...

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Treatment of seizures in children should be swift and effective. A thorough medical work-up is required. more...

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HR alerts and reminders, when used properly, offer clinicians a “safety net” whose function serves to mitigate patient risk and optimize the quality of care.  more...

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I frequently tell parents and friends that the Internet has a great deal of good information, but also considerable misinformation and incomplete information. This was clearly shown when I put "Benign Hypotonia" into Google. I was astounded to find information from  more...

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Because so many older doctors have retired or are retiring because of the difficulty in  practicing, childhood diseases are not something that most younger doctors have seen. Immunizations have been wonderful in protecting children unless the parents refuse them.(We  more...

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Some solutions are simple, though not necessarily obvious. The WAKE-UP study, which included 70 participating European stroke centers, has now studied a relatively simple procedure to manage the acute care of stroke patients and avoid potential long-term effects.  more...

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Physicians usually diagnose like this nowadays: They examine the patient and talk to him about his problems, they compare his symptoms to disease pictures they know, and, in complex cases, they research the literature or bring in colleagues. But could it happen in  more...

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