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Improve Prosthetic Fittings With Adapttech's INSIGHT System

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Prosthetic fittings will soon become easier and more accurate as Adapttech, a British-Portuguese biomedical company, prepares to launch a prosthetic fitting system in the US after successful user testing in Europe. The system, called INSIGHT, will make socket fittings more data-driven and offer the ability to monitor a patient's rehabilitation process. The system looks promising as the company released the initial results of user testing.

Adapttech's INSIGHT system improves prosthetic fittings.

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Want to Add Protein Powder to Your Coffee? Read This First

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Adding protein powder to coffee is a common practice among health and fitness enthusiasts. Avid drinkers often cite great health benefits, such as improved workout performance and weight loss. If you want to add protein powder to your coffee, but you’re not a big fan of the taste, you might be looking for concrete reasons to adapt your taste buds.

Adding protein powder in your coffee has benefits like improved workout performance.

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A Moisture-Absorbing Socket Technology Is in the Works

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Experts at the Advanced Platform Technology Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are working together with their colleagues at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University to develop a new socket material that can better absorb and channel the sweat that tends to build up inside your prosthesis. Should this development become available to everyone, it would significantly improve daily life for many prosthesis users.

Veterans Affairs is testing a moisture-absorbing prosthetic socket.

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Eat an Early Dinner to Burn More Fat and Decrease Blood Sugar, Study Says

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Those who eat dinner as early as 6 pm may be on to something. A recent study in the Endocrine Society's The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that eating dinner close to bedtime is often associated with high blood sugar levels and weight gain, even in healthy individuals.

A study indicates you burn more fat and decrease blood sugar when you eat an early dinner.

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A Primer on Amputee Hiking

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If you’re looking for activities that can help you stay active, consider hiking. It is an activity that will work your strength and cardio. With hiking season already in full swing, some might be considering a hike on the nearest trail or perhaps just in your neighborhood. Here are some things you need to know.

Everything you need to know about amputee hiking.

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