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Stem Cells May Significantly Improve Tendon Healing By Regulating Inflammation

New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that tendon stem (TSCs) may be able to significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation, which contr...
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“Humbling” Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students To Solve Problems In Health Care Delivery

A recent Biodesign Innovation class got off to an unusual start. Instead of asking students to pull out their laptops and listen to a lecture, organizers handed out envelopes ...
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Robotic “Exoskeleton” Prevents Elderly Falls: Study

Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer "skeleton" Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and prevent their fall. Designed t...
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Considering A Double Knee Replacement? Here’s What You Need To Know

Orthopedic surgeons perform almost 700,000 knee replacements in the United States each year. The procedure has a high success rate, alleviating pain and restoring an active li...
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Product News The Gym Bag That Has Your Back!

A new year is the perfect opportunity to start making healthier choices. What most people do not realize, is that our everyday bags are causing misalignment of our spine. No m...
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Kinesio Tape Sticking As A Treatment For Athletes And Others

Sisters Tyler and Riley Lingerfelt both play volleyball and softball at North Davidson High School in Lexington. In the past year, both incurred minor injuries and both were t...
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Patients Report Reduced Pain, Faster Return To Activities With Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant For Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotation Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on developing new technologies to treat rotator cuff disease, announced initial results for the REBUILD registry of the...
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Stem Cell Trial For Stroke Patients Suffering Chronic Motor Deficits Begins At UTHealth

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at ...
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Clues To Cause And Treatment

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive muscle wasting and paralysis, may be partly due to abnormalities in the synapses that connec...
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Scoliosis Reversed By REACT Physical Therapy With Non-Invasive, No-Brace Treatment: The Reavy Method

REACT, the only Physical Therapy center in the world that uses the patent-pending Reavy Method, has employed their proprietary treatment methods to correct the scoliosis of a...
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Innovative Approach To Carpal Tunnel Release Explored During AMSSM Annual Meeting

Katherine L. Dec, MD, was installed on May 11, 2017 as President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) during its 26th Annual Meeting at the Manchester G...
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Stroke Patients Take The Lead In Their Rehabilitation

Every year, 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes, and a third are left paralyzed on one side of their body. But current rehabilitation solutions are not always effective...
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Despite Evidence That It Benefits Patients With Cancer, Study Finds Most Oncologists Don’t Discuss Exercise With Patients

It is well documented that physical activity (PA) benefits patients with cancer, both during and after treatment. Exercise helps patients combat both physical and psychologica...
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Your current issue of NEWS-Line for Physical Therapists & PTAs eMagazine is now posted!

The feature issue of NEWS-Line for Physical Therapists & PTAs magazine is now online: https://www.news-line.com/online/2017OL/1705nlPTF/...
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Want To Be A Better Runner? Start Lifting Weights

Running can feel like a straightforward endeavor: The best way to get better is to simply lace up the shoes and hit the pavement. But experts say a few sessions in the weight ...
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World Hand Hygiene Day: AANA Offers Five Precautions For Hospital Patients And Visitors To Heed

The last thing a patient should have to worry about is a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), courtesy of a family member or friend. In recognition of World Hand Hygiene Day, Ma...
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Study: Mexican-Americans Receive Less Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation

A new pilot study reports that Mexican-American stroke survivors are less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites. It’s the next step for Universi...
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Oxygen Improves Blood Flow, Restores More Function In Spinal Cord Injuries

A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries. Neuroscientists found tha...
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Stem Cells Edited To Fight Arthritis

Using new gene-editing technology, researchers have rewired mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions. Such stem cells, known as ...
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Study On Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options For Lower Back Pain

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating b...
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Click-On Arm Prosthesis Controlled By Patient's Thoughts

Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique ...
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Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements

A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America’s 65-and-older se...
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Georgetown Neurologist Launches New "Medical Home" Study For MS Care

A Georgetown physician-researcher has launched a first-of-its-kind study to test a medical care model that could change the way people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are treated...
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Exercise Sparks New Life In Aging Adults

For Ruth Gottlieb, 82, and Jean Timper, 85, and members at the East Brunswick Senior Center, exercise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing...
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Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls In The Elderly And Others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments b...
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