Archive for the ‘Back Pain’ Category

Technology: Robot Power Suit – Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) to Help Nurses and Patients

Thursday, February 28, 2013 15:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
“A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out,” according to Discovery News.
The Hybrid Assistive Limb®, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by Japanese robot maker, Yoshiyuki […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:51 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra
Be Careful When Shoveling in a Winter Wonderland
While you were sleeping the snow began to fall.  Your alarm clock wakes you with the latest weather forecast.  “Accumulations of snow totaling 10 inches cover the roads, bitter temperatures of 15 degrees reach across the region and with the wind chill it feels like 2 […]

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Is Low Back Pain a Common Condition in Most Adults?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 12:41 2 Comments

By Daryll C. Dykes, MD
Low back pain (LBP) is a nearly universal condition, affecting most adults at some point during their lifetime. Men and women are equally affected with a peak occurrence between the ages of 30 and 50. While LBP remains a considerable source of disability and health care expenditure (Americans spend approximately $50 […]

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