Vitamin D deficiency again associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk

May 16th 2018

Being deficient in vitamin D could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The research from US and South Korean scientists builds on existing studies linking vitamin D deficiency to type 2 diabetes risk, but the mechanisms behind this association are not fully understood.

The study team now plans to investigate…

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Hand-fashioned with 3D printer allows girl to throw ceremonial first pitch

May 1st 2018

 An eight-year-old girl with a prosthetic hand has set a goal to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball parks.

Inspired by their love for baseball, Hailey Dawson’s family is calling this "The journey to 30." 

And she's well on her way.

Saturday, Hailey threw her…

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Interview with our local news channel 4!

April 24th 2018

Reno amputee changing lives one custom prosthetic at a time.

Local Certified Prosthetic Assistant Josh Lorimer, 42, uses his skills to customize and personalize prosthetic limbs for his patients. 

"I get excited when people want to do something fun with their leg and personalize it to them," said Lorimer. "Don't…

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From shark attack survivor to para-snowboarder: the Sean Pollard story

April 19th 2018

Content provided by The Guardian 

Paralympians enter their chosen sport for all sorts of reasons – whether they have experienced a life-long disability or had a life-changing illness or event – but few have a back-story as dramatic as Australian para-snowboarder Sean Pollard.

Pollard’s life was changed in just a…

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2018 Paralympics: Amy Purdy dedicated to growing ranks in snowboarding

April 12th 2018

Content provided by USA Today

In the four years since winning a bronze medal in Sochi, Amy Purdy has been one of the leading faces of the Paralympic movement in the United States.

Immediately after the Sochi Games, Purdy debuted on Dancing with the Stars. She actually practiced with partner Derek…

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Easter Hours

March 30th 2018

In order for our staff to enjoy time with their families, we are closing early on Friday, March 30, 2018, for Good Friday.  We will be closing the office at 3:00 P.M.

We look forward to serving you on Monday, April 2, 2018. If you have an urgent need, you can…

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Team USA at Pyeongchang Paralympics

March 19th 2018

Content provided by Edge Magazine

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games begin with the opening ceremony on March 9 and continue through March 18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

Skiers competed in the 2018 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Kimberley, Canada, in February.

According to the International Paralympic website,…

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Alternative and Complementary Rehabilitation Therapies

March 9th 2018

Content provided by Edge Magazine

Around the country, experts have been searching for alternative ways to keep patients with limb loss engaged and excited about their recovery. From walking in swimming pools to virtual reality environments, patients have been working toward recovery in ways that take them outside therapists' clinics. …

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Christine Lentz: Living A Full Life With Multiple Limb Loss

March 1st 2018

Content provided by Edge Magazine

Thanks to medical advancements, more people are surviving infections such as meningococcal septicaemia and necrotizing fasciitis, but survival can come with multiple loss. An article in the December issue of The O&P EDGE, "The New Normal: Meeting the Challenges of Multiple Limb Loss," addresses how people with…

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Healthcare Issues Take Center Stage In Congress

February 16th 2018

Content provided by Edge Magazine

Throughout the last half of 2017 there have been extensive debates on healthcare issues, from massive reforms like repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to O&P-specific legislation such as the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act. This article provides a summary of critical health…

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