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Paraplegic Pilot Will Make a Solo Flight to the North Pole

Paraplegic Pilot Will Make a Solo Flight to the North Pole

Some people were never meant to keep their feet on the ground. David Sykes, a middle-aged man from England has lifted off to begin his second long distance flight across the globe, this time heading for the North Pole. The …
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Doctor Finds Potential Treatment for Popular Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Doctor Finds Potential Treatment for Popular Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Though often used to describe a specific condition, muscular dystrophy is actually a group of about 40 different muscle conditions. All of these conditions share a number of common traits: progressive skeletal muscle weakness, death of muscle cells, limited range …
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RN on Wheels: Latisha Anderson’s Story

RN on Wheels: Latisha Anderson’s Story

Skeptics told Latisha Anderson that she would never be successful as a paraplegic nurse. According to them, navigating the fast-paced, stress-filled environment of a hospital was impossible without a working set of legs. But Anderson was determined to prove them …
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Minnesota Man Invents An All-Terrain Wheelchair

Minnesota Man Invents An All-Terrain Wheelchair

As the Spring season gets underway and temperatures begin to rise all over, people tend to come out of their winter hibernation to enjoy the great outdoors. While it’s no secret that traversing rocky and muddy terrain can be tricky …
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Adaptive Sports: Rock Climbing

Adaptive Sports: Rock Climbing

Being stuck inside all winter long is no fun for anyone, no matter their situation. But, when that also means that you’re not able to get the exercise your body needs, because you don’t have adaptive equipment at home, it’s …
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Wheelchairs Designed Just for Pets

Wheelchairs Designed Just for Pets

Our pets are part of our family, and there’s nothing worse than seeing your furry friend suffer from an illness or injury. Milce Cankovik Kadejevic experienced this when her dog, Bak, crushed a spinal disk. Belgrade veterinarians advised Kadejevic to …
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Fox’s New Hit “Empire” Puts a Spotlight on ALS

Fox’s New Hit “Empire” Puts a Spotlight on ALS

After airing previews for what seemed like an eternity, Fox finally debuted their new show “Empire” at the beginning of the year. With the heavy promotion and big names both in front of and behind the camera, the show was …
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MS Paitents Can Ease Pain With This Wheelchair Adjustment

MS Paitents Can Ease Pain With This Wheelchair Adjustment

Researchers from the School of Health and Social Care at Brunel University have released a study revealing that holistic assessments are necessary when prescribing powered wheelchairs to patients with severely disabling Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study, released late in 2014, …
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By the Numbers: Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury Facts

By the Numbers: Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury Facts

Millions of people in the United States are affected by paralysis or a have suffered a spinal cord injury that has limited their ability to move, according to a study conducted and released by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. …
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Rowheels: Revolutionary Wheels for Manual Wheelchair Users

Rowheels: Revolutionary Wheels for Manual Wheelchair Users

Revolutionary design. Superior bio-mechanics. The right way to roll. That’s the motto of Rowheels, a Wisconsin-based company that has created a new type of wheels, called Rev1, for manually operated wheelchairs. What makes Rowheels different from its competitors is not …
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