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Biomimetic Design Enhances Ability to Heal

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Many people have pondered the possibility of prosthetics outperforming biological limbs, and many have looked at prosthetic limbs as an "unfair advantage." However, these bionic limbs are only mimicking what flesh and bone limbs can do.

Biomimetic prosthetic design enhances an amputee's ability to heal and rehabilitate.

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5 Options When You Recently Lost Your Health Coverage

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It’s unavoidable. A global health crisis has paralyzed the U.S. economy, and millions of people have lost their jobs. The newly unemployed have several ways to replace employer health benefits, but many find themselves dealing with barriers.

Five options that are available to you if you recently lost your health coverage.

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Protect Your Mental Health by Managing Social Media Use

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Research has shown a link between social media use and depression, anxiety, and loneliness. However, as people are increasingly spending more time isolated from others, social media seems to be the only link to other humans.

Manage your social media usage to protect your mental health.

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Prosthetic Leg Allows Amputee Dancers to Dance on Pointe

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Former ballet dancers and those who are interested in ballet can now dance with the Marie-T, a prosthetic leg that enhances the performance of amputee ballet dancers.

A prosthetic leg designed by Jae-Hyun An allows ballet dancers to dance on pointe.

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Wireless, Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Devices Will Be the Norm

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Understanding how the brain works and transmits thought into movement or words is critical to advancing prosthetic technology, particularly developing a wireless, brain-controlled prosthesis. It would be a game-changer for many living with limb loss, limb difference, or paralysis.

Wireless brain-controlled prosthetic devices will be the norm.

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