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Stretchable Electronics a ‘Game Changer’ for Stroke Recovery Treatment

Developed in the lab of Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, PhD, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the sensor is the latest in Rogers’ growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that are precise enough for use in advanced medical care and portable enough to be worn outside the hospital, even during extreme exercise.

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Aqua Therapy

The Many Benefits of Aqua Therapy

Aqua therapy is an increasingly popular form of treatment and rehabilitation for patients with a broad range of illnesses and injuries. Here are some of the many benefits to hitting the pool for treatment, recovery or just a great aquatic workout.

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Row With It: The Incredible Benefits of Rowing

Rowing offers a killer full-body workout and incredible opportunities for engagement with Chicago’s dynamic, dedicated and supportive rowing community. So join a team, hop in a boat and take to the water to reap the incredible benefits the sport has to offer both mind and body

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Joanne C. Smith, MD

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Chicago

Make It Better proudly presents to you our inaugural list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Chicago. These are our city’s movers and shakers — women who control multi-million-dollar budgets, powerful media or other public platforms, and have created transformational models worthy of wide replication.

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Top 31 Chicago Female Philanthropists

Chicago hosts the National Symposium on Women, Philanthropy and Civil Society, which is produced by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, on March 14 and 15. This is wonderfully appropriate for many reasons. A 2015 study by the school proves that Chicago is the most philanthropic city in the country by a generous margin

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Clinical Evidence for Supported Spinal Curves in Wheelchair Seating

Clinical Evidence for Supported Spinal Curves in Wheelchair Seating: A Randomized Comparison

Clinical Evidence for Supported Spinal Curves in Wheelchair Seating: A Randomized Comparison To test the efficacy of a back support designed to support and maintain spinal alignment for persons with and SCI sitting in an ultralight wheelchair.

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Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

This research survey is designed to help researchers understand how spasticity affects daily life and functioning of persons with SCI. Researchers will characterize the various problematic manifestations of spasticity (e.g., spasms when at rest, spasms evoked by movement, clonus, stiffness, sleep disturbance, discomfort, pain); the beneficial effects of spasticity (e.g., assistance with transfers, standing, positioning, walking, etc.) and the preferred management strategies (e.g., physical therapeutics, oral pharmaceuticals, intrathecal baclofen, nerve blockades, etc.).

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Flu Season

Visitor Precautions for Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting wide spread flu-like illness throughout Cook County and Illinois.

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