Thursday, May 29, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Yesterday, while I was driving around between hospitals, physician offices, and nursing homes, I got to listen to Oscar Pistorius taking calls and being interviewed by Neil Conan on Talk of the Nation. It was really interesting to get his own perspective on how one test could show he had an unfair advantage and others could confirm he did not.
Just north of New Orleans, in the quiet community of St. Rose, Louisiana, Kaye Harris provides a haven for small ponies. She takes them to birthday parties and celebratory events throughout the south, making a business and a life for herself and her horses.
In the months following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Kaye Harris returned home one day to find her rescued pony, Molly, being attacked by a rescued pit bull. Molly’s wounds were extensive and, for a time, Harris seriously doubted whether the 15-year-old, gray, Pony of the Americas would survive at all.
"The dog had shown no signs of aggression at all and had been with us for some time," Harris said. "I was absolutely shocked."
Molly walked out of surgery on a temporary cast. By the time she received the first edition of her permanent prosthesis on Valentine’s Day, she was moving about, even jogging occasionally and cantering as if she had no disability at all.
As Molly’s condition continues to progress, she has been able to continue her influence as an ambassador to children who have had life-altering illnesses or injuries themselves. Molly has begun to make visitations to children’s hospitals as a therapeutic friend to offer hope and comfort, and to continue to inspire those around her.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
"While I still have doubts about the implications of these springy lower limbs — both in magnifying speed and affecting other runners — I find myself applauding the narrow one-case judgment of the court.
"It feels better to be on the side of hope and opportunity — particularly since the three-person arbitration team backed it up, unanimously."
Friday, May 16, 2008
The now-famous double BK amputee from South Africa, Oscar Pistorius, has won his appeal today before the world's highest court for athletics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This clears him to compete in Beijing this summer with able bodied sprinters in his best event, the 400m, so long as he qualifies with a time of at least 45.95 seconds.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
ABC Certified Prosthetists from P & O Care have become the only accredited providers of the new iHand in the St. Louis Region. Dan Luitjohan and Manny Rivera attended a course April 2 in Chicago put on by iHand's manufacturer, Touch Bionics, from Scottland. The iHand is the first prosthetic hand with individually moving digits, so it can hold a penny or a business card, turn a key in a lock, munch cell phone keys, or pick up a mug of coffee. Plus, it looks and moves much more naturally. The only downside: it costs a lot and is not covered yet by Medicare or private insurance.
Article from bizjournals.com: SSM's Ryan wins Joseph M. Juran Medal from the American Society for Quality
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SSM's Ryan wins Joseph M. Juran Medal from the American Society for Quality
Published: May 9, 2008aa
Sister Mary Jean Ryan resident and CEO of SSM Health Care, was awarded the Joseph M. Juran Medal for distinguished performance in quality leadership from the American Society for Quality.
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