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Study: Most Newborns With Epilepsy Benefit From Genetic Testing

Because of genetic testing, Orion Maynard’s parents knew the cause of his epilepsy weeks after he was born. The results influenced his treatment, qualified him for immediate i...
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PCORI Board Approves $10 Million For New Studies On Reducing Unsafe Opioid Prescribing

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved just under $10 million to fund two studies comparing the effectiveness of strategies...
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Product News Snag Your Best Campus Companion With The Healthy Back Bag

Back-to-school gear gets a lot of attention this time of year – do you have the right bag for your next semester? Normally overpacked, overstuffed and too heavy for your back,...
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Back-To-School Tips For Parents Of Children With Autism, ADHD

Students will soon make the often-tricky transition to a new school year, and among these students are those identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit...
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Marshall County Invests In First UV Disinfection Robot

Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky has added a new member to its environmental services (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HA...
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Exoskeleton Allows Disabled Man To Run Again

Martin Jarry was a police officer in Quebec. He coached a youth hockey team. He was used to being active, used to working out, used to being strong. But when Jarry was diagnos...
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Hospital Makes A Splash: Adaptive Surfing Trip For Patients With Disabilities Set For Long Island

A hospital sponsoring a surfing trip to Long Island for young patients with disabilities gives new meaning to the term “patient care.” The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York ...
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Penn Study Finds High Quality Early Intervention For Children With Autism Quickly Results In Costs Savings

One in every 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neuro-developmental disorder that results in difficulty socializing and communicating needs...
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AOTA & ASHA Win Association Industry’s Highest Honor

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have together earned a 2017 ASAE Power of A Silver Award. Th...
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Biofeedback Technology Helping Improve Balance In Parkinson's Patients

University of Houston researchers in the Department of Health and Human Performance are helping patients with Parkinson's disease regain stable balance and confidence in perfo...
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A Large-Scale 'Germ Trap' Solution For Hospitals

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled...
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VMS BioMarketing Joins The Fight Against ALS by Supporting Patients Through Nurse-Led Education

VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support solutions, has announced the development of a Clinical Nurse Educator team to bring education and support to people liv...
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Backpack Shopping 101: Tips To Avoid A Pain In The Neck

Across the US, school supplies have started to appear on store shelves as students prepare to return to school in the coming weeks. One of the most important items: the backpa...
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Why Has Healthcare Become Such A Target For Cyber-Attackers?

More than 16m patient records were stolen from healthcare organisations in the US and related parties in 2016. That year, healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry when ...
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Drug Combined With Care Program Seven Times Better At Reducing Alzheimer's Symptoms Than Drug Alone

Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer's disease multiplies the medication's ability to improve daily function by about 7.5...
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New Arizona-4 Speech Assessment Tool Offers Three Tests In One

WPS announced the publication of the Arizona-4, the latest update of its widely used speech assessment. Building on the well-established Arizona-3 Articulation Proficiency Sca...
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FSU Researcher Develops Art Therapy Best Practices For Children With Autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistan...
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Oxygen And Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler

Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota ...
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New Edition Of Pharmacy Ethics Book Adds Studies On Health Insurance, Opioid Abuse

As rapidly disorienting as the health care system seemingly gets with each passing hour, there are still moments for clinicians to pause and ponder the how and why of their ex...
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Risk Of Infection Higher For Patients With Obesity After Bypass Surgery: University Of Alberta Research

Patients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, according to a series of studies conducted by University of Alberta ...
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Integrating Caregivers At Discharge Significantly Cuts Patient Readmissions

Systematically integrating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients reduces hospital readmissions by a quarter, a University of Pittsburgh ...
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Study Finds Need For Educating Older Adults On Outdoor Fall Prevention

Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new ...
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Gear Up For Summer Fitness With ATN Compression Socks -- 20% off code: LOVEYOURLEGS

Nervous to keep up with your workout routine this summer? Don’t sweat it! Whether you live in Arizona or California and head out for a run at peak heat in the middle of summer...
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Stroke Recovery Window May Be Wider Than We Think

Stroke survivors may experience delayed recovery of limb function up to decades after injury, according to a new case study. The article, published ahead of print in the Journ...
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Hospitalized Older Adults May Need More Help Selecting Skilled Nursing Facilities

More than 20% of all hospitalized older adults who use Medicare will be admitted to a skilled nursing facility following a stay in the hospital (also known as "post-acute care...
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