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UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. [More]
UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. [More]
Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics completes $4,025,000 private placement financing

Dynatronics Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of rehabilitation and physical therapy products, announced today that it has completed its $4,025,000 private placement financing led by affiliates of Prettybrook Partners LLC (collectively, "Prettybrook"), a strategic private equity investor focused on the healthcare industry. [More]
NYU Steinhardt creates Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support faculty member

NYU Steinhardt creates Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support faculty member

NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has created the Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy to support a faculty member dedicated to advancing physical therapy through research, teaching, and practice. [More]
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels achieves Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification

Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels achieves Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification

Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels, a Post Acute Medical facility, today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Respiratory Failure Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. [More]
Spending more time in intensive physical therapy program may benefit stroke survivors

Spending more time in intensive physical therapy program may benefit stroke survivors

Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health study. [More]
Person-centered approach to physical therapy has positive effect on depression

Person-centered approach to physical therapy has positive effect on depression

Exercise has a positive effect on depression - so reveals a dissertation written at the Sahlgrenska Academy. In at study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types of exercise with a physiotherapist twice a week for 10 weeks while the third, the control group, did not participate in systematic exercise. [More]
AfBPM launches new educational tool to help assess, reduce medication abuse in home

AfBPM launches new educational tool to help assess, reduce medication abuse in home

The Alliance for Balanced Pain Management today launched a new educational tool – "Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?" – that consumers and health care providers can use to assess whether a home is at risk for medication misuse, abuse or diversion. [More]
Novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies doubles survival time in cancer model

Novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies doubles survival time in cancer model

A team of researchers from the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory at the University of South Florida (USF) doubled survival time in an aggressive metastatic cancer model using a novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. [More]
Surgeons perform breakthrough operation to separate six-month-old conjoined Haitian twins

Surgeons perform breakthrough operation to separate six-month-old conjoined Haitian twins

On Friday, May 22, an 18-member team of physicians and nurses from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) led an international collaboration to separate a pair of six-month-old conjoined Haitian twins, the first such operation ever performed on Haitian soil. [More]
NYU Langone Medical Center celebrates 65th anniversary of Rusk Rehabilitation

NYU Langone Medical Center celebrates 65th anniversary of Rusk Rehabilitation

Howard A. Rusk, MD (1901-1989), a tall, soft-spoken physician from NYU Langone Medical Center and widely considered "the father of rehabilitation medicine," set about to establish a facility founded on the belief that care should focus on the whole person—not just on their physical illness or disability, but also on their emotional, psychological, and social needs as well. [More]

Study shows autophagic defects are linked to sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Preventing sarcopenia is important for maintaining a high quality of life (QOL) in the aged population. [More]

Mountain River Physical Therapy chooses Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud-based EMR and billing software

Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced that Mountain River Physical Therapy, a premier provider of personalized orthopedic, sports and industrial rehabilitation in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, selected Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud based electronic medical record (EMR) and billing software. [More]
New UT Arlington study finds that household items play significant role in infant's motor skill development

New UT Arlington study finds that household items play significant role in infant's motor skill development

Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact the way or when a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are unaware of the significant role household items play in their infant's motor skill development. [More]
Ultrasound becoming the most widely used imaging tool in medicine today

Ultrasound becoming the most widely used imaging tool in medicine today

Mention "ultrasound" and most people likely will think of an image of a fetus in a mother's womb. But while providing peeks at the not-yet-born is one of ultrasound's most common applications, that's only a small part of the picture. [More]
Community Health Network, University of Indianapolis partner to establish clinical facility on campus

Community Health Network, University of Indianapolis partner to establish clinical facility on campus

Community Health Network and the University of Indianapolis are joining forces to establish a clinical facility on campus where students and faculty will work alongside health and wellness professionals to serve patients and clients, transforming the educational experience and bringing important resources to an underserved part of the city. [More]
Genesis Rehab Services forms groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group

Genesis Rehab Services forms groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group

Genesis Rehab Services, a division of Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced a groundbreaking partnership with Zhejiang Bang-Er Medical Group, an orthopedic hospital system in China. [More]
Alternative rehabilitation program for women diagnosed with diastasis recti

Alternative rehabilitation program for women diagnosed with diastasis recti

A series of online exercises and on demand curriculum is now available for women battling a not so well-known condition called diastasis recti. Founder, Raintree Sumazin, retired ballerina, pilates and yoga instructor, and certified holistic health counselor, brought this program to life after herself recovering from 8 finger diagnosis of the condition. [More]
CHOP Global Health Center performs first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa

CHOP Global Health Center performs first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, affecting between 1 and 2 infants per thousand. But the neurological condition tends to be understudied, especially in developing countries. [More]
New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

New research confirms the efficacy of Hilterapia laser technique for treating tendinitis

A recent study conducted by the researchers Gabrhel J., Popracová Z., Tauchmannová H. and M. Nemšák on the application of Hilterapia®, produced by ASAlaser - a company for over 30 years at the forefront of the study and development of therapeutic laser solutions - in Achilles tendinopathy and in serious tendons and ligaments disorders has confirmed its full effect. [More]
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