Posts Tagged ‘research’

Communication and ALS: The New Frontier

HealthDay News recently discussed a new study that is on the very frontier of utilizing brain imaging to help those with locked-in syndrome communicate. A new development in brain imaging and computer technology may be key in helping people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, communicate while being “locked-in.” Using…

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Knee Surgery or Physical Therapy? Studies Investigate Effectiveness

A recent New York Times article discusses the results of the latest research studies investigating the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery for people with torn meniscus. One of these studies, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, compared the results of real surgical procedures vs. fake operations. The purpose was to investigate whether or not…

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