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Quadruple Amputee Completes First 2-Miler on New Prosthetics

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Gary Miracle is a lifelong runner who lost his limbs below the elbows and knees after developing a blood infection. After spending 117 days in a hospital, Miracle returned home determined to learn how to run on prosthetic legs. And he has proven that a miracle is possible.

New quadruple amputee Gary Miracle completes his first race on new prosthetics.

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Mood Boosters That Don't Cost A Thing

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Even minor disappointments and frustrations have the power to derail your mood, leaving you grumpy and disinterested in the things you need to do. Although you know that a bit of pick-me-up can help you make it through the day, you’re not exactly sure what to do first.

Lift your spirits with these free mood boosters.

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MIT Developed Magnetic Beads That Could Better Control Prostheses

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Many prosthetic limb users would agree that one of the challenges they face is controlling their prosthetic device, so it moves the same way as a natural limb. Many upper limb prostheses are controlled using electromyography (EMG), which records electrical activity from the muscles. However, this approach allows only limited prosthetic limb control.

MIT researchers developed magnetic beads that could better control prosthetic limbs.

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Develop Your Mental Strength With These Tips

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Life is filled with moments when you are called to make tough decisions. In these times, you need to be mentally strong, which means navigating through complex information, managing your emotions, and adjusting your thinking. However, mental strength doesn’t simply happen. Just like physical strength, mental strength needs to be trained and developed.

Be ready for anything life throws your way by improving your mental strength.

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3 Exercises That Can Improve Gait and Balance

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One of the top causes of injury for many amputees is losing balance, leading to falls. Struggling with balance makes it hard to get through the day without risking a fall.

Improve your gait and balance with these three exercises.

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