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Sofia Jarvis (R) has partial paralysis of her left arm from a mystery polio-like illness (credit: CBS 2)

Polio-Like Illness Shows Up In Handful Of Young Patients

Health officials are looking into the cause of the illnesses and to see if it’s contagious. Some children have cold-like symptoms. Doctors aren’t sure if the illness is a virus or something else.

02/25/2014

Rehabilitation robots are helping paralyzed people get a move on. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: High-Tech Rehab Robots Making Strides With Human Paralysis

These days robots do everything from manufacture cars and computers to disable bombs. We’ve even seen them in the operating room. Now, robots are helping paralyzed people get moving again.

12/26/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

Robert Woo shows off his exoskeleton at Mount Sinai - Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mount Sinai Unveils Exoskeleton That Allows Paralyzed Patients To Walk

It looks like a body brace with a remote control and gizmos at the knees that resemble shotguns. It has motors and the hips and knees that provide the power necessary for someone to stand and walk.

12/06/2012

Eric LeGrand (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers’ LeGrand Makes First Public Appearance

Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand made his first public appearance since being paralyzed in a game against Army more than four months ago. LeGrand attended a “Laugh to Heal Comedy Fest Fundraiser” for him at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Saturday.

WFAN–02/22/2011

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HealthWatch: Stroke Patients Rehab With Robotics

Krista Stanton had to put her career as an FBI agent on hold three years ago when a stroke paralyzed the left side of her body. Now she’s still facing major challenging, including things like opening a door.

10/28/2010