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May 2011

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Iowa Girl Scouts Invent a Prosthetic to Enable Three Year Old to Write

The Flying Monkeys Girl Scout team of Ames, IA have invented a prosthetic device to enable those with limb problems the agility needed to do such focused tasks as holding and using a pen. They have been awarded the FIRST® LEGO® League FLL® Global Innovation Award which funds the patent process for the innovative tool.
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Former Paralympian Back on His Feet

The first pair of Rex Bionics bionic legs, invented in New Zealand and unveiled last year, has enabled David MacCalman to leave his wheelchair behind 31 years after his accident. The health and emotional benefits have been "extremely special" and he intends to share his story to the world.
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Free Wheelchairs Give New Life to Rural Mexicans

Richard St. Denis, a wheelchair user himself, was asked to bring a wheelchair with him on a trip in 1997. After seeing the change this gift made, he began collecting refurbished wheelchairs from America and distributing them to people with disabilities in rural parts of Mexico each year. Find out more about his nonprofit at
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PTSD Coach iPhone App

VA's National Center for PTSD and the DoD's National Center for Telehealth and Technology have developed an iPhone App for PTSD sufferers. This coach app gives you easy access to tools for tracking symptoms, skills for handling stress, information on treatments that work, and links to further help.
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Orientation to Migrant Health Webinar

This webinar presents participants with an introductory overview of migrant health issues. Join others to learn more about the farmworker living and working conditions, occupational risks, and health needs associated with migrant workers.
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