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University Of St. Augustine For Health Sciences' PT/OT Occupational Therapy Students Volunteer

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) announced that physical and occupational therapy students will volunteer at the next Sunshine Soccer Clinic, coinci...
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AMO Pharma Presents Positive Interim Analysis of Data From Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy

AMO Pharma Limited ("AMO Pharma"), a privately held biopharmaceutical company focusing on rare, debilitating childhood onset neurogenetic disorders with limited or no treatmen...
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Study: Therapists Lack Knowledge To Prevent Transmission Of CMV

Results from a new health-risk knowledge survey indicate that physical and occupational therapists are at increased risk of contracting cytomegalovirus (CMV), a leading cause ...
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The Medical Minute: Arthritis Can Affect Children, Too

When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children in the US suffer from ...
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Thriving At Home: One Year After A Marathon Surgery

Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day” One year after an i...
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Older Adults With Insomnia May Fall Even More When On Prescription Sleep Meds

Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. The pro...
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The Medical Minute: Scoliosis Screening Key To Timely Treatment

One out of every 25 children will develop scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. While some are babies or toddlers when diagnosed, most cases occur during the pre-teen years. ...
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WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating To Millions Of American Children

Congress allowed the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire Oct. 1, leading to the demise of one of the most successful government programs ever implemen...
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Leaf Raking: Avoid Pain And Injury This Fall With These Tips

Everyone loves the colors of fall foliage, but when those leaves hit the ground and it's time to rake, that's another story. It’s common for people to rush the chore of leaf r...
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Guest Blogger Celebrate 2017 PT Month!

"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day." - Anonymous Every April and October, hand therapists have the opportunity to celebrate our ro...
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Celebrate Global Physical Therapy Day Of Service

Making a difference in the lives of patients and clients is what physical therapy is all about. Yet, transforming lives does not stop at the clinic, we reach out to our commun...
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The Secret To Beating Bone And Joint Health Injuries? Get To The Right Medical Team

Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with extensive training in the diagnosis as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Or...
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Chronic Pain Common In People Living With HIV

Because ongoing pain is a significant problem that affects 39 to 85 percent of people living with HIV, everyone with the infection should be assessed for chronic pain, recomme...
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Less Physical Therapy Can Be Just As Effective

The queues for treatment with physiotherapists in Norwegian municipal clinics are often long. Perhaps unnecessarily long. It's a scenario that is probably true across the West...
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Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month - #ChoosePT!

Message from APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is an annual opportunity to recognize the physical therapy profession's efforts to "tr...
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NTU Scientists Develop Patch Which Could Improve Healing And Reduce Scarring

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new gel patch prototype that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while mini...
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How A Major Two-Day Surgery Fixed Patient's Debilitating Scoliosis

Mary Pat Sieck hurt all the time from severe scoliosis, and the curvature of her spine kept getting worse. She leaned to the right when she stood, couldn't stand for more tha...
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Hip Osteoarthritis: Severe Occupational Strain Increases The Risk

People who in the course of their work put long-term physical strain on their bodies have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip. This is especially the cas...
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Delaware Valley MG Walk

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Time: Check-In/Registration: 9:00 a.m. Walk Starts: 10:00 a.m. Locat...
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An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need A Geriatrician?

There’s no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician – a physician who specializes in the healthca...
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Researchers Describe Mechanism That Underlies Age-Associated Bone Loss

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Often this is a...
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New Wayne State Research Findings Offers Hope To People With Fibromyalgia

A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the...
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Assessing Falls Can Help Seniors Avoid Leading Cause Of Serious Injuries Among Older Americans

Every year, millions of senior citizens fall — threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses...
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Beaumont Health First And Only Michigan Health System To Test Chronic Low Back Pain Device

About two-thirds of US adults will struggle with low back pain during their lifetime. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading cause of missed work ...
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