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Clonazepam: An Alternative Phantom Limb Pain Treatment

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In 1996, there were reports of clonazepam's efficacy as a treatment for phantom limb pain. However, there are no known studies that confirmed this report until now.

Clonazepam is an effective alternative treatment for phantom limb pain.

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Above-Knee Amputees May Benefit From This Experimental Exoskeleton

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Above-knee amputation is known to reduce mobility and quality of life severely. This is mainly because the surgery removes much of the leg’s muscles. To help solve this problem, engineers at the University of Utah’s Bionic Engineering Lab created a new experimental exoskeleton that could make moving and walking more manageable for many individuals with above-knee limb loss.

Engineers created an experimental exoskeleton that could help above-knee amputees walk better.

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What Are Mental Health Gyms?

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Have you ever found yourself in a crisis and wished that you were mentally and emotionally equipped to handle it? Mental health gyms might be the answer you’re looking for.

Mental health gyms make it easier for people to be proactive about their mental health.

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How Augmented Visual Feedback Influences Balance Control

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Previous studies have shown that people with lower-limb loss rely more on visual feedback to maintain balance than able-bodied individuals. Altering this mode typically disrupts postural control. But what happens when lower-limb amputees, particularly those with above-knee limb loss, are presented with augmented visual information during balance tasks? Researchers sought to find out.

Researchers found that augmented visual feedback influences balance control in above-knee amputees.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Sees Rise of Preventable Amputations

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The COVID-19 crisis has affected many. But we're not just talking about those who have dealt with the virus—we're also talking about people who have diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD), many of whom were forced to delay care and consequently lost their legs.

The COVID-19 crisis has affected many. But we're not just talking about those who have dealt with the virus—we're also talking about people who have diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD), many of whom were forced to delay care and consequently lost their legs.

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