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New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments - Their Benefits, Harms & Costs - Launched by American College of Physicians
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New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments - Their Benefits, Harms & Costs - Launched by American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest specialist physicians organization in the U.S., announced on January 16 that it has launched a new "High Value Care website" "to help physicians and other health care professionals, medical students...

October is National Physical Therapy Month
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October is National Physical Therapy Month

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has declared October as "National Physical Therapy Month." "Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives," said R Scott Ward, PT, PhD, P...

New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ
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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer Guides su...

Prevent Falls by Older Adults
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Prevent Falls by Older Adults

The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that fall-related injuries are responsible for about two million visits to hospital emergency departments per year, according to a May 12, 2011 HealthBeat report issued by the U.S. Department o...

Getting Up from a Fall
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Advises not to try to get up too quickly or in the wrong position. Instructs on how to get up. >>View Info

Broken Bones & Injury: Treatment & Rehabilitation
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Comprehensive discussion of nonsurgical treatments, activity and exercise, alternative medicine, and orthotics (casts, splints, etc.), as well as surgical treatments for each of the different parts of th...

Fractures: Types and Treatments
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by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. >>View Info

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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
January 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds
September 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Exercise & Home Modification Most Effective to Prevent Falls in Seniors, New Study Finds

New research published September 12 in The Cochrane Library has found that of several fall-prevention methods studied, exercise including strength and balance training was most effective in reducing the risk of falling for seniors. Modifications o...

Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report
September 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

"More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor," according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter published by the Nat...

Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions
August 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Updates Report on Foot Care Basics - Preventing and Treating Common Foot Conditions

Harvard Health Publications has issued a newly revised Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School on "Foot Care Basics: Preventing and treating common foot conditions." "Three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in the...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports
April 20, 2012 Posted by Editor
New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Consumer Reports jointly announced yesterday that they will work together to produce a new series of "High Value Care" guides to help patients understand what are appropriate treatments for common health pro...

Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University
April 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida offers a free interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Evaluation for older adults who are at risk due to balance problems. "This service provides a one-time, comprehensive, multiple discipline evaluation for...

Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back
February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on "Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back," written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, "Back pain is one...

Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility
November 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility

Assistance Dogs (sometimes called "Service Dogs") provide remarkable help for those with limited mobility. In addition to the salutary love, bond, and companionship that the dogs provide, Assistance Dogs are trained to help with many tasks that make...

Broken Bones & Injury: Joint Replacement
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Comprehensive discussions of joint replacement surgeries for the different parts of the body that may have been fractured. >>View Info

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