A new study finds that older Americans are more likely to make poor choices when faced with a wide array of drug-coverage plans. Making matters worse, many are confident they made the right decisions. “There is information overload when there…
Day: July 1, 2009
The Lesson of the Buffalo
Take a lesson from the past and apply it to your marketing campaign.
Fed by the Strength to Excel
A near-fatal accident and difficult recovery opened several doors for amputee Evan Strong, and he plans to walk through all of them.
By Stephanie Z. Pavlou, ELS
New Center Aims to Improve Soldiers’ Recovery
When a soldier is wounded during combat, surgeons must focus on reducing infection and reconstructing damaged bone and tissues. Technologies that could improve the repair and regeneration processes are being developed in research laboratories across the country, but they are…
Kentucky Pedorthist Gave Up Software for Footwear
Rob Burnett, CPed aims to get his customers moving comfortably again. Are retailers the Rodney Dangerfields of pedorthics? Rob Burnett, CPed, is proud to call himself a retail pedorthist. “But as a profession, I think pedorthics is getting away from…
Cover all the Bases
Consistent documentation, communication and evaluation will help O&P practitioners reduce the risks of litigation.
Intervention Helps Reduce Pain and Depression
For patients who experience pain and depression, common coexisting conditions, an intervention that included individually tailored antidepressant therapy and a pain self-management program resulted in greater improvement in the symptoms of these conditions than patients who received usual care, according…
Survey Suggests Higher Risk of Falls Due to Dizziness in Americans Older Than 40
One-third of American adults, 69 million men and women older than the age of 40, are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because they have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that throws them off balance…
Facility Accreditation and the Technician: More Than Jumping Through Hoops
Technicians can help evolve technology and track component trends.
Stroke Survivors Improve Balance with Tai Chi
© iStockphoto.com Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago researcher has found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the Chinese martial art of tai…