Archive: Aug 2014

Stand and Sit at the Same Time.

August 21, 2014

Sit & Stand Walking Assistant May Replace Boring Old Crutches by EDITORS on Aug 21, 2014 • 12:18 pm 7 inShare Traditional crutches essentially offload a person’s weight from the injured leg to the upper body, either via the armpits or forearms. This can be uncomfortable and many people simply don’t have the upper body strength to use normal crutches. There have been attempts to design crutches that easier to use, more comfortable, and convenient, but a new concept proposed as part of the Dyson Award takes a whole…

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Money Talks: Those without, may not walk.

August 6, 2014

Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a toe, foot or leg amputated was up to 10 times higher for diabetics who live in…

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