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Released: 28-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Removing Barriers for Aspiring Doctors with Disabilities
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Up to 10 percent of the U.S. population aged 18-24 has some type of disability, whereas only 2.7 percent of U.S. medical students have disclosed a disability. In a new article published in Academic Medicine, an expert task force recommends legal, cultural and technological advances to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
2,350-Mile Walk from Canada to Key West Spotlights How People with Disabilities are Affected by Extreme Weather
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

“Canada to Key West,” a 2,350-mile walk to raise awareness about the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events will start on June 21, 2019, the day of the summer solstice.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
New Wearable Sensor May Cut Costs and Improve Access to Biofeedback for People with Incomplete Paraplegia
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

A new electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance their recovery.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
CTE Begins in Young Football Players and May Worsen with Age Even if They Stop Playing the Game
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

American football players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, after only playing football at the high school level, with higher rates of CTE associated with higher levels of play.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Alcohol Has a Dose-Dependent Effect on the Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Blood alcohol levels may have a specific dose-dependent effect on treatment outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury. This effect is significant at an intermediate blood alcohol level even when multiple variables are taken into account.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
One Use of an E-Cigarette Sent a Tennessee Teen to the Hospital with Acute Breathing Distress and Watershed Stroke
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

After just one episode of vaping, or using an e-cigarette device, a 17-year-old was hospitalized in Tennessee with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), cardiopulmonary collapse, shock stroke.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjögren's Syndrome Linked to Higher Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

People with two autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Sjögren’s syndrome, are at an increased risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and should be screened for CTS and made aware of this risk.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Heart Benefits May Outweigh Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis in Golfers Who Walk the Course
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Golfers with knee osteoarthritis who walk the golf course rather than riding in a cart experience increased joint inflammation, but gain significant cardiovascular benefits from the aerobic activity.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Virtual Reality Intervention Shows Promise for Back Pain Patients Who Are Afraid to be Active
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

A new virtual reality physical activity intervention may be effective for people with chronic low back pain who avoid activity because of fear, helping them to become physically active once again.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Smokers Are At High Risk for Low Back Pain, Hospitalization and Opioid Use
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Smokers are at high risk for low back pain, and also have higher rates of healthcare utilization and opioid use, and physicians should ask these patients about other comorbidities that may make their pain treatment more difficult.



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