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2,350-Mile Walk from Canada to Key West Spotlights How People with Disabilities are Affected by Extreme Weather

“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.
20-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Wearable Sensor May Cut Costs and Improve Access to Biofeedback for People with Incomplete Paraplegia

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

CTE Begins in Young Football Players and May Worsen with Age Even if They Stop Playing the Game

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alcohol Has a Dose-Dependent Effect on the Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

One Use of an E-Cigarette Sent a Tennessee Teen to the Hospital with Acute Breathing Distress and Watershed Stroke

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjögren's Syndrome Linked to Higher Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Heart Benefits May Outweigh Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis in Golfers Who Walk the Course

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality Intervention Shows Promise for Back Pain Patients Who Are Afraid to be Active

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.
18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is a professional society with a mission to create the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery. The only academic association dedicated to the specialty of physiatry, its members are leading physicians, researchers, in-training physiatrists, and professionals in 24 countries and the United States.

With a keen focus on research and education, the AAP holds an Annual Meeting, produces a leading medical journal in rehabilitation: the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, offers programs that support physiatrists in their career development, and develops activities that advance the specialty. This year's Annual Meeting (Physiatry '19) takes place February 19-23, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

To learn more about the association and specialty of physiatry, visit and follow us on Twitter at @AAPhysiatrists.


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