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Health News - Rehabilitation

Activities like playing cards may assist stroke rehab as well as virtual reality
Results could inform 15 million people who suffer stroke each year.Sometimes in health care, simple activities can be just as effective as the latest technology. (Medical News Today)

10 Exercises for Arthritis of the Knee
People with arthritis of the knee can reduce pain through exercise. Learn more about exercises to reduce pain, improve mobility, and strengthen the knee. (Medical News Today)

Arthritis in the Knee: What You Need to Know
Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain. Find out about different types of arthritis, their causes, symptoms, and how they can be treated. (Medical News Today)

Research reveals pain and pleasure of sad music
Researchers at Durham University, UK and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, said their findings could have implications for how music therapy and rehabilitation could help people's moods. (Medical News Today)

Life Expectancy and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need To Know
Learn all about how multiple sclerosis can affect someone's life expectancy, as well as treatments that can help alter the long-term outlook. (Medical News Today)

Recognizing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Learn all about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This article also looks at different types of MS and whether symptoms differ for men and women. (Medical News Today)

Severe stroke prognoses differ depending on the doctor
A physician has to make many quick decisions when confronted with a stroke patient.Should treatment be intensive or comfort-based, or somewhere in between? (Medical News Today)

In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab
For the first time, guidelines have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Women may benefit from fall screening at any age
Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented at Touro College Research Day show. (Medical News Today)

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries -- lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations -- in hopes of improving their physical ability to... (Medical News Today)

Women have problems sticking to cardiac rehab programs
Gender gap must be closed, say investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of disability globally. (Medical News Today)

Paralyzed man controls hand and fingers using brain implant
A chip implanted in his brain and linked to a computer allows a man left quadriplegic 6 years ago from a broken neck to grasp and manipulate objects with his own hand and fingers. (Medical News Today)

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to... (Medical News Today)

Biologists discover new strategy to treat central nervous system injury
Neurobiologists at UC San Diego have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. (Medical News Today)

Repeat bowel obstruction surgery: a thing of the past?
Life-threatening bowel obstructions occur when internal scar tissue blocks food from passing through the intestines. Unable to eat, many patients face death without emergency surgery. (Medical News Today)

Brain to foot: Come in, foot!
A strange sensation, but familiar to anyone who has ever been given local anaesthesia and watched while a doctor operated on their leg or arm: in that moment, your own body part seems foreign, as... (Medical News Today)

Stress management may enhance cardiac rehab, improve recovery
Heart patients may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) programs even more when stress management is added, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. (Medical News Today)

Electrical brain stimulation could support stroke recovery
Applying an electric current to the brain can help recovery from stroke, Oxford University researchers have found. (Medical News Today)

Seismic for the spine: Vibration technology offers alternative to MRI
Magnetic resonance image isn't everything. A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal more when it comes to treating back pain. (Medical News Today)

Practicing tai chi reduces risk of falling in older adults
Recently, researchers compared the effects of tai chi to leg strengthening exercises (a physical therapy called "lower extremity training," or LET) in reducing falls. (Medical News Today)

Drug overdoses in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in past 4 decades
Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate... (Medical News Today)

The tortoise and the hare of spinal neural circuits
After an injury, practicing movements at different speeds improves certain nerve functions. (Medical News Today)

Video games improve brain connections in multiple sclerosis patients
Playing "brain-training" video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains... (Medical News Today)

World first: bionic fingertip enables amputee to feel texture
A bionic fingertip has enabled a Danish amputee to distinguish between different textures in real-time with 96% accuracy, bringing us closer to sensory-enhanced prosthetics. (Medical News Today)

Digital fitness devices help patients monitor health and activity, improve outcomes
Apps allow patients to share data with their doctor.Many orthopaedic patients are eager to track and improve their health and progress before, during and after treatment. (Medical News Today)

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