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Tuesday Jul 8 | Daily Mail

New York State legalizes medical marijuana

Approved conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, certain spinal cord injuries, irritable bowel syndrome, epilepsy, neuropathy and Huntington's disease New York became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill approving the drug's use by patients with very serious or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, New York Government, New York

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBS Local

Health Watch: FDA Approves Walking Assistance Device

A new breakthrough is allowing patients with spinal cord injuries to use a revolutionary device to walk again, at home.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

CBS Local

Robotic Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Patients To Walk Again

For the first time, patients with spinal cord injuries have begun using a revolutionary device that helps them walk again at home.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, US Military, US Army, Robots

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Examiner.com

ReWalk exosketelton helps those with spinal injuries stand on their own two feet

Approximately 200,000 people in the US are now living with spinal cord injuries, many of which have left them paralyzed from the waist down and unable to walk.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Star Online

Neurobridge provides hope for those with spinal cord injuries

History was made when 23-year-old Ian Burkhart from Dublin, Ohio, became the first quadriplegic to move his arm via his thoughts, thanks to a new device that bridges the gap between the brain and the muscle, bypassing the spinal cord altogether.

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Related Topix: Health, Dublin, OH, Ohio State University

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Kudos: Shriners Hospital to be commended for helping Guam youths

The Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii's medical team will see patients by appointment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Opinion

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Jerusalem Post

FDA approves Israel's ReWalk device enabling paraplegics to walk

In the US, the ReWalk system is currently used in rehabilitation clinics, but now that it has received FDA clearance, marketing there may begin.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Marketing, Medicine, Health, US Military, US Marine Corps

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Digital Trends

FDA approves revolutionary ReWalk exoskeleton for non-clinical use

Even if you've been living under a rock for the past five years, chances are pretty good that you've heard about ReWalk at some point by now.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Pacific Daily News

Shriners team to see kids starting July 28

A medical team from Shriners Hospitals for Children from Honolulu will be providing free consultative services for children 18 years old and younger with orthopedic conditions, burns and spinal cord injuries.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine, Health

The Philipine Reporter

Cancer could be the root of certain spinal cord injuries

About 5% of people with advanced cancer develop spinal cord compression, also known as malignant spinal cord compression or, if caused by a cancer that started elsewhere, metastatic spinal cord compression.

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Related Topix: Cancer

Hispanic Business

FDA allows marketing of first wearable, motorized device that helps...

ReWalk is a motorized device worn over the legs and part of the upper body that helps an individual sit, stand, and walk with assistance from a trained companion, such as a spouse or home health aide.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal

FDA Clears Motorized Walking Assistance Device for Marketing

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared for marketing the first motorized device that will aid movement for certain people who are paraplegic because of spinal-cord injuries.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Medicine, Health

Athens Banner-Herald

Jackson EMC awards more than $10K in grants to Athens-area nonprofits

The nonprofit I Still Have a Dream Foundation received a $10,000 grant while the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia received $3,200.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Non-Profit, Georgia, Medicine, Health

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Business Journal

Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital team up

Atlanta's Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., the only two hospitals in the United States that focus primarily on brain and spinal cord injuries, announced June 24 they formed an alliance to create a first-of-its-kind "center of excellence."

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Related Topix: Shepherd Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Health

Tue Jun 24, 2014

EurekAlert!

How aging can intensify damage of spinal cord injury

In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Hispanic Business

Share watch : Walk this way for Rex appeal

WITH some 1.35 million wheelchair users in the US who have suffered spinal cord injuries, the potential market for in an initial public offering last month, has developed a robotic skeleton device which aims to offer spinal cord injury victims a chance to walk.Rex aims to commercialise the product by focusing on rehabilitation centres, with a ... (more)

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

Velonews

Week in Tech: a pricey POC auction, camo Sidis, new Praxis rings, and an app for your sealant

Here's your Week in Tech - all the gear news, tips and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don't.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cycling

Fri Jun 20, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

People with spinal cord injuries learn to surf in Carolina Beach

More than 200 individuals will gather at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Ocean side, on June 21, as Life Rolls On Foundation hosts "They Will Surf Again" .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Carolina Beach, NC, Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

People with spinal cord injuries learn to surf in Carolina Beach

More than 200 individuals will gather at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Ocean side, on June 21, as Life Rolls On Foundation hosts "They Will Surf Again" .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Carolina Beach, NC, Wilmington, NC

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Bucks Herald

Spinal injury staff celebrated at awards

Actor Ben Owen Jones with Outstanding Team winner representatives Kirsten Hart and sister Sara O'Shea, and Neil Russell from award sponsor PJ Care The second annual Spinal Injury Association Rebuilding Lives awards recognised the achievements of both staff and patients working to rebuild lives after a spinal cord injury.

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