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In the 1st study of its kind to examine the interaction between hybrid cars and implantable cardiac devices, researchers found that the electromagnetic waves generated by the green vehicles don’t pose a threat.
"Hybrid cards do not generated clinically relevant amounts of [electromagnetic interference]," according to a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. "It is safe for patients with ICD to interact with hybrid cars."
For the 100,000 people who develop speech impairment after a stroke in the U.S. each year, there’s an iPhone app in development designed to help aphasia patients speak in complete sentences.
According to a Feb. 16 study in the journal Stroke, medical costs for patients who also suffer from speech problems are 8.5% higher than for stroke patients without aphasia.