VA Announces Expansion of Disability Evaluation System Pilot Seven Paralympic Swimmers Named to USA Swimming’s All-America Team VA Announces Expansion of Disability Evaluation System Pilot © 2008/Photos.com, JupiterImages Corporation Wounded service members leaving the military will have easier, quicker…
Month: December 2008
Lug Your Luggage Safely
Seasoned travelers have a saying, “Pack your bags, then take out half.” Now that many airline providers are charging passengers a fee for checking luggage, even more travelers are echoing the old adage. However, if you are one of those…
Non-Surgical Clubfoot Treatments Bring High Level of Success
According to a new study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, two non-surgical treatments most commonly used to correct the condition known as clubfoot, have similarly high levels of success. The two non-surgical treatments are the Ponseti…
Culture Shock: The Slow Progression of the Medical Error Prevention Field
Hardly mentioned by health care professionals a decade ago, medical errors are now being acknowledged as one of the biggest challenges facing the industry.
Microprocessor Knees through Different Eyes
Practitioners and researchers share their ideas about where microprocessor technology has been and where it is headed.
Diabetes Medications Carry Different Risks of Heart Failure, Death
Older adults who take the diabetes medication rosiglitazone appear to have a higher risk of death and heart failure than those taking the related medication pioglitazone, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. In 1997, a new…
Triathlon Challenge: Looking Past Disability
Now in its 15th year, the San Diego Triathlon Challenge pushes athletes to see past their challenges and accomplish their goals.
By Stephanie Z. Pavlou
Fifty Years Strong
The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center proves that while methods change, the value of a solid education is priceless.
New Book Provides Support for Wounded Veterans
New Book Provides Support for Wounded Veterans Fillauer Honored with the Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence New Book Provides Support for Wounded Veterans Disabled Sports USA, one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, recently announced the release of a…
First Gene for Clubfoot Found
Clubfoot, one of the most common birth defects, has long been thought to have a genetic component. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report they have found the first gene linked to clubfoot in humans.…