Jul 17, 2014 — Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.
Jul 5, 2014 — Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.
May 17, 2014 — Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.
Mar 31, 2014 — An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.
Feb 14, 2014 — People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That's particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.
Feb 5, 2014 — Many scientists have been trying to create neural implants that will let amputees regain a sense of touch and control. One version has let a Danish man feel the texture of things he's touching. But it's an experimental model that's not yet ready for use outside the laboratory.
Jan 30, 2014 — The Institute of Medicine is reviewing how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed. But some patients and doctors say the one of the biggest problems is the name itself. The hallmark symptom is not fatigue, they say, but a physical and mental crash after even mild exercise.
Jan 14, 2014 — Health plans of all kinds typically cover rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy to help people after an accident or illness. But before the Affordable Care Act passed, coverage of similar services to help people learn or maintain functional skills, rather than regain them, was often excluded.
Nov 28, 2013 — For a class project, three engineering students at Rice University devised an inexpensive robotic arm to help a teenager with an uncommon bone disease.
Oct 9, 2013 — Doctors know who's had a stroke, but they often know a lot less about those people's quality of life afterward. A study of the long-term effects finds that even people with very mild strokes report declines in their quality of life. Anxiety about another stroke and the need for ongoing medical care are two factors.