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Falls/ Fractures/ Mobility Loss – Treatment: Classic Sources

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, and . . . → Read More: New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments – Their Benefits, Harms & Costs – Launched by American College of Physicians

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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, President of the . . . → Read More: October is National Physical Therapy Month

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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 . . . → Read More: New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

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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 of . . . → Read More: Prevent Falls by Older Adults

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Getting Up from a Fall

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

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Broken Bones & Injury: Treatment & Rehabilitation

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 the body where a fracture . . . → Read More: Broken Bones & Injury: Treatment & Rehabilitation

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Fractures: Types and Treatments

by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. >>View Info

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