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I just played with the future: PadBot and Telepresence Robots for all of us?

March 27, 2015

Greetings from SALSA. I just spent a few minutes postoperatively wandering around my friend Perry Mayer’s clinic in Hamilton, Ontario. This was courtesy of Perry’s very own PadBot , which allows simple controls from iPhone/Android to allow interaction and easy movement.

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Is this the single greatest promotional video for a prosthetic ever?

March 26, 2015

Thanks to SALSA’s John Miller for spotting this from handiii. 

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If you ignore your feet, they’ll go away. @apmatweets @UofA #DFCon

March 24, 2015

Here’s a wonderful poster from our SALSAmigo, Penn State’s Prof.

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New procedure corrects painful hammertoes

March 24, 2015

Many women love sexy shoes, but an embarrassing foot condition can keep them off their feet. One Houston doctor said a new procedure can correct the painful problem that is more than just aesthetic

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From wearable robots to stem cells to 3D printed shoes: International Experts Team to Prevent Amputations at DFCon15

March 23, 2015

NEWS                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact:  Pam Landaiche March 21, 2015                                                                       pam@DFCon.com   FROM WEARABLE ROBOTS TO STEM CELLS: INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC FOOT EXPERTS COLLABORATE TO PREVENT AMPUTATIONS AT GLOBAL MEETING Internationally renowned experts on diabetes and the diabetic foot met March 19-21, 2015, at the thirteenth Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles, CA.

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First in human results of point of care bacterial testing in wounds

March 23, 2015

PLOS ONE: Point-of-Care Autofluorescence Imaging for Real-Time Sampling and Treatment Guidance of Bioburden in Chronic Wounds: First-in-Human Results :

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Diabetes Cases Surge in States That Expanded Medicaid Under ACA

March 23, 2015

Diabetes Cases Surge in States That Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare – US News :  Patients with newly identified diabetes in expansion (blue) and nonexpansion (red) states. States that chose to expand Medicaid for low-income Americans under President Barack Obama’s health care law have seen a surge in diabetes diagnoses, a new study shows, particularly during the disease’s earlier stages when changes in lifestyle can have a significant impact on a person’s later health.  Conducted by Quest Diagnostics and published Monday in the journal Diabetes Care, the analysis found that newly identified diabetes cases among Medicaid-enrolled patients jumped 23 percent in states that expanded the program, but increased by less than 1 percent – 0.4 percent – in states that did not. The portion of the Affordable Care Act that deals with Medicaid has come under political and financial scrutiny, and finally resulted in a legal battle.

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Peripheral neuropathy in Lyme disease patients

March 17, 2015

Reported cases of Lyme disease have been rising steadily over the past 30 years, but its diagnosis can be challenging. Left untreated, patients with Lyme disease can go on to develop neurological symptoms, including those that are characteristic of peripheral neuropathy.

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Sigvaris Merino
 Wool Socks

March 2, 2015

Sigvaris is pleased to announce that its All Season Merino Wool Socks are joining the Sigvaris Medical collection, designed for men and women who wear 20-30 mmHg medical graduated compression socks every day. Made from extra-fine Australian Merino wool, these socks are as soft as cashmere, and the premium wool construction keeps feet dry, for comfortable wear in any season

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Tommie Copper 
Compression Gear

March 2, 2015

Tommie Copper’s recovery line of compression products includes multiple colored sleeves, apparel, and accessories such as shorts and tights for all the pain points of the body, designed to be comfortably worn all day and throughout the night. The 4D compression helps speed joint and muscle recovery and offers relief from aches and pains

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