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2009-04-17 03:00:00

Grady to develop world-class Trauma Center and Neurological Intensive Care Unit ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcus Foundation today announced a $20 million gift to Grady Health System to improve emergency care to trauma and acute neurological injury victims throughout Georgia.

2008-08-03 12:00:32

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News Four years ago, Maggie Anderson's spine was crushed when the minivan she was riding in hit black ice, flipped and landed on her. Anderson will forever regret not strapping on a seat belt that day in Idaho.

2008-06-30 10:25:00

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives.

2008-06-19 09:00:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday it had approved a medical device that allows people to breathe without a ventilator. The implantable device, called the NeuRx DPS RA/4 Respiratory Stimulation System, was tested about five years ago on actor Christopher Reeves.

2008-06-18 09:01:17

CLEVELAND, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Synapse Biomedical Inc. (http://www.synapsebiomedical.com/) announced today it has received approval from the U.S.

2008-06-16 18:00:39

West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital, a 19-year regional provider, has added the Lokomat(R) system to its line of therapy services. The hospital's clinical team will celebrate the addition of the Lokomat with a demonstration/open house on June 26 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the first floor gymnasium.

2006-02-27 23:08:10

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) or conventional over ground mobility therapy seem to provide comparable improvements in walking for patients with mild to moderate impairment following an acute incomplete spinal cord injury, according to a new report.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.