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Let's Talk About Driving: Plan Ahead To Help Keep Seniors Independent, Safe On The Road

A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving. Unfort...
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Latest Research On Physical Therapy In ICU Setting A "Surprising Reversal"

In a surprising reversal, researchers have determined that a particular protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hosp...
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Cardiac Rehab: One Size Does Not Fit All; Canadian Study Reveals ‘Who’ Benefits Most

Toronto Rehab researchers have discovered a new approach for determining which patient populations benefit most from cardiac rehabilitation. In a Canadian study published rec...
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New Method To Grow And Transplant Muscle Stem Cells Holds Promise For Treatment Of Muscular Dystrophy

Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duch...
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E-Wheelchair Should Weigh Less

Whilst the advantages of a wheelchair with auxiliary drive are self-evident, they do not always outweigh the disadvantages. The weight of the construction can pose a physical ...
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Study: Use Of Chiropractic In The VA Rising Steeply

The use of chiropractic services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system has seen a steep rise over more than a decade, according to research published i...
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Orthopaedic Surgeons Announce Involvement In ASA’s Perioperative Surgical Home Care Model

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world’s largest association of musculoskeletal specialists, is participating in the development of the Perioperative S...
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Hip Arthroscopy Effective Treatment For Hip Impingement

A new study by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) surgeons found both male and female patients did well after having arthroscopic surgery for painful hip impingement, but outc...
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Life Preserver: Exercise May Be The Simple Solution For Rescuing Seniors’ Lost And Injured Muscle

Exercise may have some surprising benefits for seniors who experience rapid muscle loss and muscle injury and loss as they age. Researchers at McMaster University have found t...
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Exercise May Have Therapeutic Potential For Expediting Muscle Repair In Older Populations

Here's another reason why you should hit the gym regularly as you grow older: A new report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows that regular exercise plays a critical r...
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APTA's House Of Delegates Endorses CDC And White House Efforts To Put A Lid On Opioid Abuse

The House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the highest policy-making body of the physical therapy profession, today officially endorsed the na...
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Physical Activity Builds Stronger Bones, Even In Children With Genetic Risk

Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to n...
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Rethink Rehabilitation To Reverse Frailty In COPD Patients

One in four patients with COPD referred for exercise rehabilitation are frail, but nevertheless can respond favourably to rehabilitation and their frailty can be reversed, fin...
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AID.org Helps Mom Ease Into Changing Life With Disabilities

Danielle Hetland and her husband travelled all over the world on mission trips to help others in need. On a mission trip to Southeast Asia in 2011, Danielle contracted West N...
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Fixing The Pain Problem

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control ...
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MS Breakthrough: Replacing Diseased Immune System Halts Progression, Allows Repair

A clinical trial published in The Lancet, a top medical journal, shows that an intensive procedure that completely wipes out the immune system and then regenerates a new one u...
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Older Americans With Diabetes Living Longer Without Disability, US Study Shows

Older Americans with diabetes born in the 1940s are living longer and with less disability performing day to day tasks than those born 10 years earlier, according to new resea...
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World's First Child-Exoskeleton For Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Furthermore, it will also be used in physiotherapy in hospitals to prevent the secondary effects associated with the loss of mobility in this illness. The technology, which ha...
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APTA Seeks To Close The Lid On America's Opioid Epidemic

In response to a national public health epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is launching a public education campaign, #Choose...
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Study: Serious Infection Risk Minimal With 'In Bone' Prosthesis

A new study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found minimal risk for severe infection with osseointegrated implants--a newer prosthetic system, press-fitted directly in...
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Best Way To Improve Muscle Strength

Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals. The study, led by Dr Jonathan Folland, Reader...
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Radar, Bed Sensors Help Health Providers Detect Problems Early

Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults “age in place” has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade....
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New Muscular Dystrophy Drug Target Identified

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that muscle cells affected by muscular dystrophy contain high levels of an enzyme that impairs muscle repair. This fi...
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The Association Between Medicare Eligibility And Rehabilitative Care

Rehabilitation is an essential component of high-quality health care. Several studies have shown that insurance status is a key factor in determining a patient's access to reh...
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Helping Stroke Survivors Back On Their Feet: Sensory Device Aids Walking Rehabilitation

Health researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University are leading the development of a new haptic device – technology that communicates via vibrations – to aid walking ther...
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