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Are canes mobility aids?

Are canes mobility aids?

Yes: They provide extra strength a support for a weakened individual and also security as they are part of the tripod of two legs and the cane which can help prevent falls. This allows for greater mobility. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

I'm 50 with chronic  bursitis in both hips. I've  had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

You need strong PT: Your best approach is a strong physicial therapy program. Have your phsician send you to a rheumatologist and also have you start a very active physicial therapy program. This is trochanteric bursitis ...Read more

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Can aids survive on a cup?

Can aids survive on a cup?

No, HIV is very…: Fragile virus & survives only short time outside body. Hiv is transmitted when infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk enter another person's body via unsafe sex, direct contact with infected blood, during pregnancy, delivery and through breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How do people contract aids?

Sex and drugs: By having unprotected sex (especially receptive anal or vaginal intercourse) with an infected partner or partner of unknown HIV status. You can also get it by sharing needles or syringes if you're injecting drugs. ...Read more

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How does aids get transmitted?

See below: The modes of transmission have not changed since it was described over 25 years ago. Sex, blood occasionally, IV drug use (blood), and vertical transmission from mother to baby. Not kissing, not casual contact, not toilet seats, not sweat, not via linens (towels). ...Read more

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Hi,can you drive with the vns device.

Hi,can you drive with the vns device.

Probably the bigger: Issues is, if the VNS device is being used for epilepsy purposes, it depends on the control of your epilepsy. You should ideally review this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can the gripmaster device cause damage?

Can the gripmaster device cause damage?

Unlikely: if you are using it correctly and don't have any major problem you should be fine If it does bother you more than a day after exercise, then maybe its not for you ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Assistive Devices (Definition)

Assistive devices are any device used to help with a temporary or permanent loss of functioning and include devices that assist with ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Mobility Aids (Definition)

Mobility aids are devices such as canes, walkers, and crutches that help people who are injured ...Read more