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Spinal stimulation helps men with paraplegia walk again

Rehabilitation therapy with targeted and timed spinal cord stimulation helped men with paraplegia control leg muscles — even with stimulation turned off. Source: NEW FEED

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Another Breakthrough: 3 Paralyzed People Now Walk

3 previously paralyzed people can now walk with minimal assistance, Swiss researchers report. They need only the aid of crutches or a walker, thanks to incredibly precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cord combined with intensive rehabilitation, the scientists say….

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Infection Team Investigates NJ Rehab Facility

Adenovirus typically causes cold-like symptoms, but can be fatal in weakened patients. The children at Wanaque have developmental disorders or immune deficiencies. Source: NEW FEED

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What to expect from knee surgery rehabilitation

Doctors use knee surgery to help restore a person’s range of motion. Types of surgery include a total knee replacement, arthroscopy, and osteotomy. In this article, learn what to expect during the recovery period and how to encourage healing. We…

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Link Found for Alzheimer's Gene, 'Chemo Brain'

Breast cancer survivors who have a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease and who underwent chemotherapy were more likely to have long-term impairment in brain function, researchers say. Source: NEW FEED

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Exercise May Delay Rare Form of Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that 2.5 hours of walking or other physical activity a week thwarted mental decline tied to an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease that leads to dementia at an early age. Source: NEW FEED

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U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

By 2060, an estimated 13.9 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease, equaling nearly 3.3 percent of a projected population of 417 million people, the CDC says. That’s almost three times as many as were affected in 2014, 5…

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Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?

The long-term study included 123 adults with an average age of 60 when the study began. The findings showed that those who were very sleepy during the day had a nearly threefold increased risk of developing brain deposits of beta-amyloid,…

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Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season

Specifically, improvements in average thinking (“cognitive”) skills in the summer and fall were equivalent to nearly 5 years less in age-related declines in thinking ability, the investigators found. Source: NEW FEED

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More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found

The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and changes in the production of certain proteins contribute to brain deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients. Source: NEW FEED

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