Tag: "mobility" at medical news

It's never too late to start exercising

... telephone interviews, researchers discovered that mobility loss in older persons who do not exercise can be r...o 2 hours of walking per week can help to decrease mobility loss with aging. "Together with earlier evidence that physical activity in old age is beneficial for...

Tai Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research

...nt, with stronger knee and ankle muscles, improved mobility and flexibility and better balance. For example, after the exercise programme had finished, the time taken by the exercise group to walk six metres had fallen by 25 per cent, while the control group took 14 per cent longer. "As people get older they ...

Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office

... practitioner can help improve quality of life and mobility for those who suffer from pain resulting from osteoporosis-related fractures by referring a patient for two relatively new non-invasive procedures. An article published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners reviews ...

Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Microsoft to present innovations for healthy workforce

...in, weakness and the loss or impairment of vision, mobility or dexterity; and demonstrations of accessible technology products that can help mitigate each of those conditions. In today's economy, computers are essential for many businesses and are a mainstay of personal and professional life around the world...

Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly

...her risk of falls and fractures than persons whose mobility is severely restricted. Twelve women in the study suffered from kyphosis, a progressive curvature of the spine that includes severe, progressive muscle weakness. Kyphosis causes a stooping posture. Their risk of falls and balance were studied and com...

Ability, not disability, at heart of yacht trek

..., ultimately designing systems to solve a range of mobility and related problems. While not all devices designed in the SDSU program will be used on the B'Quest during this year's race, the students gain invaluable knowledge and experience, from product inception to manufacture. "This kind of project is a gr...

Accessible technology and rehab medicine help Americans with disabilities in today's work force

...n, weakness, and the loss or impairment of vision, mobility or dexterity. Accessible technology products that can help mitigate each of these conditions also will be demonstrated. Scheduled presenters include the following: Dr. Mathew H. M. Lee, Howard A. Rusk professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York...

Missing eyeglasses make life a blur for a third of nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease

...lation may cause disorientation, limit a patient's mobility and increase the risk of falls. Everyday activities such as reading or watching television may also be difficult. These patients may become so sensory deprived that they are virtually shut off from the outside world." The research recommends labelin...

Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools

...uld enable people with such impairments to control mobility and appliances. New retinal motion tracking may improve evaluation of and training for people with low vision, pg. 373 This study investigates a technique that could be used to analyze the visual tasks performed by people with low vision. Investi...

Myelin suppresses plasticity in the mature brain

...finding has implications for research on restoring mobility to people who have lost motor functions due to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, and other central nervous system disorders. "The failure of surviving neurons to reestablish functional connection is most obvious after spi...

Evidence of a new hereditary joint disorder

... hip pain. By age 13, he had lost significant hip mobility and his left leg was shorter than his right. At age 16, he underwent a surgery to separate the hip and insert a plate. Eventually, in his 40s, he had his hip replaced completely. Over the years, MM1 was misdiagnosed with various disorders, includi...

Pain drives Canadian youth to seek alternative medical treatment

...g at least one impairment (for example a visual or mobility problem) and at least one activity restriction. Among the key findings: 4.9 per cent of Canadian adolescents visited a CAM practitioner in the preceding 12 months, with girls outnumbering boys by more than 2:1 Back problems (16.7 per cent) and dis...

Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis

...progression of joint damage, and improving patient mobility and vitality. During the interactive Webcast, Camryn and Dr. Abramson will discuss topics such as the impact of RA on daily life, the silent damage it can cause, the role a rheumatologist has in the treatment process, and how the condition really aff...

Evacuation of elders during disasters to be addressed at GSA's upcoming annual meeting

...made representing the whole continuum of community mobility from the screening and assessment of critical skil...ve about without assistance. Older people who lose mobility are less likely to remain in the community, have higher rates of morbidity and mortality, have more ...

UCSF surgeon develops new spinal surgery technique

...e spinal cord can cause pain, numbness and loss of mobility in the hands, arms and legs. If left untreated, patients can become paralyzed. Because of the proximity to sensitive anatomy including the spinal cord, pharynx, nerves, and major blood vessels, surgeons often refuse to operate for fear of causing irr...

Study highlights the ramifications of medical misdiagnosis

...osis, with almost half reporting permanent loss of mobility that resulted from invasive procedures. No condition other than FOP is associated with malformed toes and rapid tissue swellings during childhood, Kitterman said. "FOP can look like cancer. Inspection of the toes, however, would instantly reveal a...

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet

...litation. Smart wheelchairs offer independent mobility to people with severe disabilities, pg 423 A summ...t. Wide Angle Mobility Lamp improves nightime mobility in persons with night blindness, pg 471 The Wide Angle Mobility Lamp (WAML), a low-vision mobility...

One drug tackles two diseases, Case researcher finds

... of the periodontal pocket, recession of the gums, mobility of the teeth and the presence of plaque--the standard parameters for gum disease as established by the American Academy of Periodontology. The examiner was unaware of who took medication. In five of the six parameters, the risedronate therapy group ...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt demo technology to help elderly at CAST exhibition in Washington

...ance and collision avoidance for people who need a mobility aid and who also have impaired vision. CareMedia... to the power wheelchair, giving the user complete mobility independence. ATRS was developed in a collaboration that included the Carnegie Mellon and Pitt spin-...

Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference

...he homes of seniors, to assess situations in which mobility or cognition problems may be occurring, and to provide intervention and health coaching to seniors to assure their health care needs are being met. "Our goal is to allow people to live longer, healthier and higher quality lives in their own homes," P...

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