‘An Arm and a Leg’: For Your Next Health Insurance Fight, an Exercise in Financial Self-Defense

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A listener asked: ‘How do I remain cool when calling insurance companies?” So we called veteran self-defense teacher Lauren Taylor for advice. She leads Defend Yourself, an organization that works to empower people against violence and abuse.  As Taylor teaches it, self-defense involves a lot more than hitting and kicking. It’s about […]

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Leg amputees feel and use nerve-stimulating leg prosthesis as a real limb

A European consortium led by ETH Zurich and SensArs Neuroprosthetics reports that tiny electrodes implanted in a patients’ thigh nerve allow them to feel natural sensations of touch and movement from a prosthesis. Amputees can then walk freely while thinking about activities other than controlling the device. The details of the work were published in Science Translational Medicine and represent […]

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The anxious leg bounce: Why it happens and how to deal with it

You’re either a leg bouncer or someone who gets intensely irritated by leg bouncing. There’s rarely an in-between. Leg bouncing, also called leg tapping, leg jiggling, leg shaking, and ‘that annoying thing you do with your leg’ describes the habit of moving one leg up and down at speed while sitting. It can happen when sitting on public transport, at […]

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World first sees 66-year-old blocked heart cleared with a live wire

World surgical first sees 66-year-old blocked heart valve cleared with a live wire up his leg Michael Hammond, 66, of Hove, got chest flutters on holiday five years ago  Doctors discovered leaking mitral valve and said he needed open heart surgery  But he had a much more simple procedure and was out of hospital in three days Leaky heart valves can […]

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