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Best in App

19 ‘Mobile’ Apps to Try Now

The Mobility Project staff shares a list of 19 mobility-related apps we think you shouldn’t be without.

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Real-World Rehab

Magee Community Skills Center Offers City Street Therapy

Magee’s community skills center, founded in 1994, now sees around 1,500 patients a day, regardless of weather.

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To Propel or Not to Propel

Repetitive Use Injuries, Aging and Preventative Strategies

The amount of repetitive activity in propelling a manual wheelchair can put a person at greater risk for developing a repetitive use injury such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or impingement.

Researchers Target MS in Inflammation Research

Study involves how immune system enzymes regulate immune cell activation and migration.

Studies Support Innovative Therapy for SCI

Innovative therapies for spinal cord injury aren’t just for show. According to new research, these therapies can yield significant functional improvements leading to a higher quality of life.

Study: Genetic Signature Determines Age of Onset for ALS

A recent study published in Neurobiology of Aging reports that a genetic signature in a region on chromosome 1 influences the age at which someone develops amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Amputee Answers

Expert Explains Prosthetics Fittings, Types of Amputations

The Mobility Project and Mobility Management magazine sat down with Scott Cummings, president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a member of the Amputee Coalition’s scientific and medical advisory committee, to find out more about the abilities of everyday people who use prosthetics.


Spinal Stats

According to New Study, Explosions Are Cause of Most Spinal Injuries Among Wounded Military

Explosions accounted for 56 percent of spinal injuries.

Studies: Psoriasis Medication Effective as MS Treatment

BG-12 acted as an anti-inflammatory and provided protection for cells, says the New England Journal of Medicine.

U.S. House Passes Pediatric Research Network Bill

Support now needed for companion Senate bill.

Bill would fund research centering on rare illnesses and conditions in children.

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British TV Star Richard Hammond Supports Children's Brain Injury Web Site for Parents

BBC broadcaster, journalist and co-host of the car program “Top Gear” Richard Hammond is backing the launch of a new charity-funded Web site for parents of children with acquired brain injury (ABI).

Are People With Disabilities More Likely to Get Injured?

If you already have a disability, chances are you are more likely to get injured on the job—and off the job—according to a new study.

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Your Weight Matters Convention Set for Dallas

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) now has a forum for you to discuss obesity and get answers to your most important questions.

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Finding Your Fitness Niche

Understand Your Exercise Needs for Increased Health, Independence in the Golden Years

The Mobility Project offers tips on making the most out of your fitness regimen.

Pitt Grant to Fund Study of Improvements for Wheelchair Users

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pitt) and UPMC were awarded a $4.5 million grant to study improvements for people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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MS Society: Every Day Matters

New program chronicles lives of five people living with MS and the influence of positive psychology on their overall well-being.

AAN Guideline Outlines Drug Treatments for Involuntary Movements in Huntington’s Disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new guideline for treating chorea—uncontrollable jerky movements often experienced by people with Huntington’s disease.

Study: Blood Test Could Track ALS Progression

A new study shows that the earliest stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gherig’s disease might be detectable with a blood test.