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Researchers Create Standardized Measurement For Pediatric Facial Palsy

An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improv...
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Baptist Health Partners With PatientPing, Enabling Real-Time Care Coordination Across Acute And Post-Acute Care Settings

PatientPing, the nation's leading care coordination platform, today announced a new partnership with the Baptist Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Baptist Health Car...
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New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern ye...
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Build New Specialty Care and Urgent Care Center in Abington

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced plans to open a new 37,000-square-foot Specialty Care & Urgent Care Center in Abington, PA. This is the latest expan...
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Motus Nova Expands FDA-Approved Robotic Stroke Therapy System, Adds New Hospital Partners

Motus Nova, a technology firm offering the only robotic system approved by the FDA to be as effective as an in-person therapist for remote stroke rehabilitation, announced tod...
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Lara Heimann's LYT Yoga Method Remedies The Imbalances Of Modern Life

Lara Heimann, physical therapist and celebrated yoga pioneer who champions inner strength and sustainable movement through smart anatomy, launches LYT (Lara's Yoga Training) ...
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Delaware Taking The Lead In The Bioscience Sector

Delaware will showcase its distinctive strength in the Bio supply chain at the international BIO Convention in Philadelphia from June 3 to 6. More than 18,000 venture capitali...
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Telerehabilitation Benefits Patients With Late-Stage Cancers

Recent research led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patien...
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New AAN Guideline For Treating Tourette Syndrome And Other Chronic Tic Disorders

For people living with Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders, there are effective treatments that may help improve symptoms, according to a new guideline by the Am...
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How To Combine 'Leg Day' With Running

James Cook University scientists in Australia say they have the solution for a problem gym-goers have when they combine endurance and weight training. JCU's Dr Kenji Doma led...
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What Happens When The Patient Is The Harasser?

“Why don’t you just leave the pretty girl here until you get back?” he asked. “I’m sure I could find plenty of things to do with her all day.” Olivia Killeen, M.D., still rem...
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Non-VA Healthcare Providers Are Uncertain How To Care For Veterans

A study published in Family Practice indicates that healthcare providers outside of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department are uncertain how to address veterans' needs. The stud...
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Stroke Patients Receive Different Amounts Of Physical Therapy

Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associ...
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Technology Automatically Senses How Parkinson’s Patients Respond To Medication

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder affecting approximately 6 million people globally and is expected to double by 2040. PD leads to disab...
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SWORD Health Raises $8M In Series A Funding Round Led By Khosla Ventures To Redefine Physical Therapy And Musculoskeletal Care

SWORD Health, a tech-enabled physical therapy provider, has raised $8 million in a series A investment round led by Khosla Ventures and several other prominent angel investors...
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Hospital Study Finds Substantial Proportion Of Patients And Healthcare Workers Shed Flu Virus Before Symptoms Appear

New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appeara...
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Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balanc...
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Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Better Under New Medicare Reimbursement Rules

New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations...
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Ability To Lift Weights Quickly Can Mean A Longer Life

Prolong your life by increasing your muscle power. That's the main message of a study presented today at EuroPrevent 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology.1 ...
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Could Your Mattress Be Causing Your Back Pain?

If you have back pain and haven’t considered how your mattress may be affecting your body, it might be time to start. A mattress with too much wear and tear can wreak havoc on...
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Active Lifestyles May Help Nerves To Heal After Spinal Injuries

Leading an active lifestyle may increase the likelihood of damaged nerves regenerating after a spinal cord injury. The early-stage findings, published in the journal Science ...
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Chronic Diseases Restrict The Mobility Of Older People -- Often Unconsciously

Chronic diseases are a key factor limiting the mobility of older people. Usually individuals are conscious of their condition in the case of an acute musculoskeletal disorder ...
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UTA Research Institute Partnering To Develop Robotic Gloves For Post-Stroke Hand Rehab

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming. ...
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Understanding The Power Of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Many famous athletes including baseball star Alex Rodriguez, golf great Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers, tennis champion Rafael Nadal, and Hines Ward of the Pittsbur...
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Why Millions of Women Are Suffering in Silence with Costochondritis, A 'Forgotten' Condition

Peter Askes PT, cert. MDT, CST and founder of the American Rib Pain Institute, recently published a book for patients with costochondritis. After three years of medical litera...
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