Plastic Cages for Adult Scoliosis: It's a Miracle!
TAMPA, Florida (Ivanhoe Newswire) - Scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — doesn't just affect children. Some doctors think the number of cases among adults could rise in the next 20 years as people live longer. In most cases, surgery is ...
KSAT San Antonio - Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:52

Lilly the goat given chance at normal life with 3D printed wheelchair
We've already known for a while that 3D printing is a perfect technology for making arm and hand prostheses in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the wonderful work E-NABLE is doing for children everywhere. But who says only humans should benefit from ... (blog) - Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:00

Worksop: Town health club helps put a smile on charity's face
On his visits to Mexico, Mr Bannatyne witnessed some of the operations first-hand and got to know many of the parents and children who the charity is helping. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity with a presence in more than ...
Worksop Today - Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:06

Do Organisms Become More Evolvable in Times of Stress?
By exposing these hidden mutations, the beetles don't gain any benefits themselves, but they increase the odds that the next generation will be better adapted to the challenges are at hand. Here's how it works. Genes contain instructions for making ...
The Atlantic - Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:31

Walter Reed, Dominican military hospitals announce children's surgeries
Among the surgeries figure cleft lip deformation, cleft palate reconstruction, maxillary surgery, craniofacial deformities and congenital hand deformities. In a statement, the US embassy said all surgeries will be performed free of charge by Walter ...
Dominican Today - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:27

Rutgers student led team that built prosthesis for little girl's hand
Lau's engineering team knew of public domain designs for 3D-printed hands, such as Robohand and Enable, but their challenge was to adapt these designs to fit the young girl's size and accommodate the specific nature of her deformity. Working with ... - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:56

Board slow to act on request for disability accommodation
Q: I have severe hand deformities from a medical condition and have very limited use of, and dexterity in, my hands. I have asked the other unit owners in my small condominium association if they would mind if I switched the lock on the front door from ...
Chicago Tribune - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:02

Commentary: A Thanksgiving recipe
In response, I dribbled out the stream of heartfelt platitudes all mothers keep on hand for nights like this: You're beautiful; it's not about what your body looks like, but what it can do like run cross country and climb the toughest wall at the Rock ...
New Jersey Hills - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:11

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