Birds inspire device to prevent concussions

September 25, 2016

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One of the doctors who first publicized the dangers of concussions in the NFL has now turned his attention to a device aimed at lessening their impact.

“We realized years ago, a decade ago, that helmets weren’t the answer. Helmets weren’t working,” Bailes told CBS News. Helmets can’t protect the brain from “slosh” — when the brain slams against the skull.

Bailes and his partners were inspired by the woodpecker. It slams its head more than 80 million times over its lifetime without concussions.

The bird’s long tongue wraps around its head, compressing the jugular vein.

Bailes replicated that with a collar for humans that gently presses the vein like a necktie, reducing blood flow out of the brain. That creates a backflow, about a teaspoon of extra blood, making a tighter fit in the skull.

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Post stroke, Joe makes walking again a reality

September 18, 2016

joe in GHSA former airline pilot, Joe suffered from two strokes, one 20 years ago, and one recently. This is Joe’s first attempt to walk down a hallway on his own, using the GHSII.

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Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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What does TBI feel like? Survivors tell their stories

September 11, 2016

brian_picEach year across Britain some 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. The results can be life changing with 500,000 people in the UK currently suffering long term disabilities as a result.

Four years ago the charity Headway East London started delving into the minds of survivors of major trauma. Their stories shed fascinating light on the shocking and surprising nature of brain injuries, and how little we still understand.

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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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See our latest video!

September 4, 2016

now you can get teh help you needNow you can get the help you need, to stand and walk again.

Find out how by watching our latest success stories video!

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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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As published: Updated GHS emphasizes independence & safety

August 28, 2016

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The new GHSII offers a double-wide forearm support top option, designed to provide greater forearm and trunk stability for clients who require additional support during the early ambulation stages.

The product features multidirectional casters designed to provide effortless mobility and move 360 degrees in any direction. The system can also be restricted to move in an inline, linear direction.

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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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20 year study: Walking Improves Cognitive Abilities in Aging Women

August 21, 2016

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Research Conclusion Long-term regular physical activity, including walking, is associated with significantly better cognitive function and less cognitive decline in older women.

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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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More than 40% of retired NFL players suffer brain damage

August 14, 2016

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A study presented at a recent American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting offers one of the most conclusive pieces of evidence yet of a definitive link between brain injury and playing football.

It shows that “more than 40 percent of retired National Football League players … had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging.”

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