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2014-07-15 08:27:45

Hospital once again sets record with 24 years in a row as No. 1 CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report -- the independent news organization that rates academic institutions, hospitals and other services vital to consumer health and well-being -- announced today that the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is once again the country's best hospital for physical medicine and rehabilitation. This is the 24(th) consecutive year RIC has earned this prestigious...

2014-05-22 08:30:46

Combination Therapy Trial Allows 80 Percent of Stroke Patients to Regain Arm and Hand Use CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) revealed the results of a study wherein 80 percent of stroke survivor participants regained arm and hand use - 30 percent more than possible with standard therapies. The breakthrough study combines for the first time a new, non-invasive brain stimulation technique with traditional occupational therapy...

2014-03-13 12:29:15

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has named renowned translational research expert Dr. Richard L. Lieber as Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Scientist. Lieber, whose extensive research focuses on the science and physiology of skeletal muscle, will lead RIC in dramatically transforming the paradigm of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Recognized for more than 20 years as the nation's best rehabilitation hospital, RIC...

2013-12-18 23:29:24

Ekso GT Provides New Advancements for Gait Training and Rehabilitation for Survivors of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury Richmond, Calif. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Ekso Bionics™ today announced the first delivery of Ekso GT™, a robotic exoskeleton which enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. Ekso GT introduces new advancements designed to make it easier for clinicians to provide therapy to a wide variety of patients, as well as provides new...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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