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5 Options When You Recently Lost Your Health Coverage

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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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Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Duckworth Introduce Bill to Obtain Accurate Data on Access to Prosthetics

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Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act in July 2020. Also known as the “Triple A” Study Act, the bill would require the Government Accountability Office to study the current state of access to prosthetics after the amputation of a limb.

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act.

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