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Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Preventing falls through free community-based screenings for older adults

Preventing falls through free community-based screenings for older adults

New video game-led training device helps stroke survivors regain arm mobility

New video game-led training device helps stroke survivors regain arm mobility

Dementia caregivers design robots for alleviating stress and increasing joyful moments

Dementia caregivers design robots for alleviating stress and increasing joyful moments

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Study yields patient-driven recommendations to reduce breast cancer-related financial burden

Study yields patient-driven recommendations to reduce breast cancer-related financial burden

Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance within days

Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance within days

Age is the strong predictor of regaining independence after surgery for hip fracture

Age is the strong predictor of regaining independence after surgery for hip fracture

Expert review identifies barriers to care for women with endometriosis

Expert review identifies barriers to care for women with endometriosis

Exploring the factors around experience and management of pain in workplaces

Exploring the factors around experience and management of pain in workplaces

Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis

Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis

Children with cerebral palsy to benefit from 'artificial muscles'

Children with cerebral palsy to benefit from 'artificial muscles'

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Researchers emphasize need for more physical activities for home-school children

Researchers emphasize need for more physical activities for home-school children

UTHealth enrolls first U.S. patient in novel stem cell trial to treat stroke disability

UTHealth enrolls first U.S. patient in novel stem cell trial to treat stroke disability

New recovery pathway could speed up time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients

New recovery pathway could speed up time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients

IUPUI researcher receives $2.85 million grant to find ways to improve bone strength

IUPUI researcher receives $2.85 million grant to find ways to improve bone strength

Neck-strengthening exercises can protect athletes from concussions

Neck-strengthening exercises can protect athletes from concussions