Posts Tagged "handicapped mobility"

CNN: Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on CNN: Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research

Source: CNN “Dogs’ similarities boost human cancer research” By Nicole Ehrhart, The Conversation, 02/03/2017 Story highlights Dogs have greater than 80 percent genetic similarity to humans, versus only 67 percent for mice Some dog cancers are microscopically and molecularly identical to cancers in people A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart… Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else,...

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WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

New therapeutic devices for stroke recovery, made possible by advances in hardware and software, are transforming the typically low-tech world of stroke rehabilitation. Though the tools are still in the early stages, doctors say that they can be more motivating and engaging for patients than current standard therapies, and that they hold promise for stroke survivors who are too injured for traditional therapy. “We’re entering a very exciting era,” says Dr. David Putrino, director of telemedicine at the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains, N.Y. “All of these new tools can really...

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Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

His upper body is strong, but Devon Berry’s legs aren’t strong enough to hold him up. Cerebral palsy forces him to use a walker. But this week, Berry took another step toward proving he won’t let his disability stop him. He accepted a scholarship to wrestle for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. “Today was probably my best day in my life besides giving my life to Christ,” Berry posted on his Facebook page. A senior at Hampton High School in Hampton, Ga., Berry also played football and throws the shot put and discus for the track team. Plus, he plays wheelchair basketball and handball....

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Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?

In 1984, Donna Walton was working as a news assistant at a newspaper in Washington, D.C., when she decided she wanted to learn more about the production of the paper. She requested a transfer and got one, arranging the artwork and graphics on the newspaper pages every day. There was just one problem: The job required her to stand for long periods of time, which was difficult because of her prosthetic leg. She asked if she could take breaks to sit, but her employers refused. Soon after, she lost her job. Walton said she’ll never know for sure if — as she suspects — she was fired because of...

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Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

09/09/2015 The conference Andy Arias planned to attend on a recent weekday was less than a mile from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, but he called an Uber to stay out of the oppressive summer sun. As Arias approached the sedan, the driver saw that he was in a wheelchair. He recalls telling her that he could slide into the back seat on his own, and she would only need to stow the folded, 10-pound wheelchair frame in the trunk. But she refused to get out of the car. Eventually, a bystander lifted the wheelchair into the trunk. “It was a teachable moment, and that’s putting...

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