Tag: "rehabilitation" at medical news

Mets pitcher Al Leiter to dedicate Leiter's Landing Playroom

... Medicine. The only acute inpatient pediatric rehabilitation service in New York City, the Rusk Institutes Pedi... of Rehabilitation Medicine has been rated the top rehabilitation center in New York City by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years. NYUs Tisch Hospital, t...

Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke

...onal physical or occupational therapy. Continuing rehabilitation with a physical or occupational therapist is very ...s that MIT-Manus and other high-tech approaches to rehabilitation will make stroke rehabilitation more affordable and more convenient....

Disability scholar named Science Fellow

...areas of political economy of human disability and rehabilitation and for empirical studies of the well-being and quality of life of disabled people. He will be presented with a certificate and pin at the association's meeting in Boston on Feb. 16. "This honor gives serious recognition to the scholarly nature of re...

Training can improve age-related memory decline in elderly

... They give us a basis for believing that cognitive rehabilitation therapies might be helpful in aging-related cognitive illnesses. And, the findings emphasize that the aging brain still can function at a very high level and keep healthy older people living active, independent lives." According to Morris, an import...

New study explores pulmonary rehabilitation in women with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

...Calif. (April 22, 2002) New advances in pulmonary rehabilitation research are holding promise of improving the qual...ng that bothers COPD patients the most. Pulmonary rehabilitation is the standard of care for COPD patients. We are focusing on ways to supplement traditional rehabi...

UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay

...ldren, Ramos-Gomez said. The cost of a full mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia of a two year old is about $10,000. If we can make an impact on the population by teaching them directly how to care for their infants before the damage is done, we can save the children from the pain and society from the co...

Restorative rather than usual home care for elderly patients enhances their function and well being

...inciples adapted from geriatric medicine, nursing, rehabilitation and goal attainment. Among key characteristics are training of nurses, therapists and home health aides in rehabilitation, geriatric medicine and goal attainment; a team approach to maximize function and comfort, and input from the patient, family an...

Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?

...urizio Ferratini, M.D., head of the cardiovascular rehabilitation unit of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi in Milan, Italy. Biological factors, social and environmental variables and educational opportunities are different in firstborns than those of higher birth order subjects. This may influence the incidence of acu...

Senior citizen drinking problems labeled invisible epidemic

...xification, but will not cover a hospital stay for rehabilitation if a less expensive setting is available. Government-reimbursed alcohol treatment rarely lasts more than two weeks, Abrams reported....

Stroke survivors have brittler bones, more likely to fracture

...y need to add treatment for osteoporosis to stroke rehabilitation therapy, according to a report in todays Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Osteoporosis is a deterioration of bone. Healthy bone goes through a natural cycle that balances the breakdown of old bone tissue and the manufacture of ne...

Low referral rates, low income keep women out of cardiac rehab programs

...n to participate in potentially lifesaving cardiac rehabilitation programs. Women hospitalized for a heart attack or...far less likely than men to be referred to cardiac rehabilitation programs, even if they are good candidates, a new study in the April issue of General Hospital Psych...

Rush receives Magnet Award for excellence in nursing

...nced cardiac life support, pediatric life support, rehabilitation nursing, chemotherapy administration, emergency nursing and critical care nursing. More than 140 Rush nurses are pursuing advanced nursing degrees through the Rush College of Nursing. This reflects their deep commitment to continuous learning. Anot...

UF research: For stroke recovery, two therapies better than one

...motion, he said. In addition, although traditional rehabilitation focuses on treating paralyzed limbs only, evidence indicates working both arms together in a coordinated fashion also enhances motion because the brain's signal to the impaired arm is supplemented by its impulse to the unaffected one, Cauraugh said. ...

A helping hand: Healthy arm helps retrain stroke-impaired arm

... movement. All participants completed six hours of rehabilitation during a two-week period. EMG-triggered stimulation involves putting electrodes on the backs of participants' forearms. As patients attempt to move their hands in a certain way (e.g., extend their wrist), their voluntary movement is supplemented by ...

Source of physical performance found in brain

...ding might be used in the future to develop better rehabilitation and training procedures to aid the recovery of function in patients with cerebellar disease." According to Ashe, researchers may delve deeper into the effect practice has on performance. "Our primary interest is in how changes in brain activity ena...

Landmark study demonstrates potential for nerve regeneration treatment of stroke

...ans each year and costs $30 billion in medical and rehabilitation expenses and lost productivity. More than half a million Americans survive stroke each year, often with drastic losses that impact their quality of life and basic functioning. Current treatments after stroke are limited to methods to restore blood ...

Study sheds light on 'dark side' of the knee

...ent or a cadaver. While the surgery and subsequent rehabilitation returns about 90 percent of patients to normal sporting activity, surgeons are finding that instability in a little-studied area of the knee -- the posterolateral corner -- is a leading cause of knee reconstruction failures. The posterolateral corner...

Physical activity may improve survival and quality of life

...ntly of weight," he says. Research in the field of rehabilitation and lifestyle tends to lag behind studies on primary prevention. "In the next 5 to 10 years, we will see more results from studies on quality of life and exercise, as well as survival and exercise", predicts Courneya....

Journal of Rehabilitation R&D releases latest issue

...d, scientifically indexed publication covering all rehabilitation research disciplines: neurology, orthopedics, engineering, audiology, ophthalmology and optometry, outcomes, restorative, prosthetics, geriatrics, psychiatrics, and community reintegration. Formerly the Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, the Journal d...

Playful therapy garments for children receive patent

...sed for the prototype tests. Other children at the rehabilitation center where Haar was testing the therapy apparel also wanted to wear the costume. She reports that one boy declared, "I need to be Batman." Why the bug theme? "That was a result of trend research," says Haar. Dinosaurs were on the way out. Insects w...

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