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Oxygen Levels May Influence Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

In a recent study of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers found that patients exposed to low oxygen performed better than those with normal oxygen levels.

12/11/2013

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Earlier Treatment Improves Stroke Recovery

Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.

06/25/2013

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Health: New Hope Locally For Patients With Paralysis

There is new hope for patients who struggle with paralysis from strokes or accidents, and it’s a first in Philadelphia. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl shows you a new bionic arm.

09/18/2012

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Man Paralyzed In Philadelphia Shooting Testifies In Court

During a gut-wrenching and emotional sentencing hearing, family and friends of 29-year-old Kevin Neary struggled to explain the impact of this senseless crime.

09/12/2012

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Mysteries Of The Brain

In a medical condition called anosognosia, some alert and talking individuals who are paralyzed on one side of their bodies have no awareness of their paralysis and they claim their paralyzed limbs can still move.

08/24/2012

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Neural Interface Systems

Put in simplest terms, neural interface systems take messages from the brain – in people who have been paralyzed – and actually can lead to movement in robotic arms.

05/21/2012

Engineer Thomas Dwyer stands with the new Bionic Exoskeleton next to Amanda Boxtel during its launch at the Excel centre on October 21, 2011 in London, England. The bionic device developed by Ekso Bionics is a wearable, battery-powered, robotic exoskeleton, designed to aid wheelchair users and those who have suffered from spinal chord injuries to stand and walk. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Rehab Facility Debuts New Technology That Allows Paralysis Patients To Walk

Good Shepherd Penn Partners demonstrated the Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton, which is a lightweight robot allowing lower extremity paralysis patients to stand and walk.

04/12/2012

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