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Apr 22 Hope for a new blood test to diagnose stroke (Medical News Today) -- When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Read article »
Apr 22 The impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings (Medical News Today) -- While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the... Read article »
Apr 22 Improving cognition later in life through physical activity (Medical News Today) -- Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. Read article »
Apr 07 ICD-10 Delayed Until October 1, 2015 (Advance-SLP) --

It's official! The implementation of ICD-10 has been delayed until October 1, 2015.

Last night, the Senate approved H.R. 4302, which delays the ICD-10 implementation date to October 1, 2015. The bill also suspends the projected 24% cut to ... Read article »

Apr 07 Announcing the third edition of the occupational therapy practice framework: domain and process. (Medworm) -- Authors: PMID: 24581399 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy) Read article »
Apr 07 Performance measures rather than self-report measures of functional status predict home care use in community-dwelling older adults. (Medworm) -- This study investigated the predictive ability of three measures of FS (a self-report measure of usual behaviour, a self-report measure of capacity, and an observational performance measure-the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills [PASS]) on ... Read article »
Mar 17 A Modified Fall Risk Assessment Tool That Is Specific to Physical Function Predicts Falls in Community-Dwelling Elderly People. (Medworm) -- CONCLUSIONS:: These findings may contribute to earlier identification of high-risk fallers and intervention for fall prevention. PMID: 24577358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)

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Mar 17 Handheld electronic device counteracts hand shakes caused by essential tremor (Medical News Today) -- For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal - enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. Read article »
Mar 17 Managing driving issues after an acquired brain injury: Strategies used by health professionals (Medworm) -- ConclusionThe teams described a range of strategies used to address the challenges related to driving and driving cessation which can be applied to successfully manage this issue in acquired brain injury rehabilitation. (Source: Australian Occupational Th Read article »
Feb 28 Nighttime finger splints can ease arthritis pain (Yahoo! Health) -- By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inexpensive splints worn nightly can reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis, a chronic ailment that affects a majority of older adults, a new study shows. "It's a well-tolerated, safe and chea... Read article »
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