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People with disabilities may experience unrecognized health disparities

March 2, 2015

People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, according to data recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.

A team of policy researchers led by Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH, Barbara E. Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy and professor of practice in public health at Oregon State University, found that people with disabilities should be recognized as a health disparity group so more attention will be directed to their quality of life

Negative workers can hurt productivity in the workplace

March 2, 2015
Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve but could hurt themselves in the process, according to Michigan State University researchers…
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VIDEO: Integrated team approach showing positive results

February 27, 2015
NEW ORLEANS —An integrated team approach led by Fred Lerche, PT, CPed, administrative director of the Outpatient Rehab Services and Orthotics and Prosthetics…

Bionic reconstruction restores hand function in three patients

February 27, 2015
Bionic reconstruction has restored hand function to three patients with brachial plexus injuries including lower root avulsions, according to study results published in…
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One Step Forward: A Look at Wound Care and the Surrounding Issues

O&P Business News, March
There is a certain group of people who can run miles-long marathons, climb a near-vertical rock face, then change their prostheses and do it again.Advances in technology…
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Peer mentorship provides support for amputees

February 9, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Pedro Pimenta, Hanger patient advocate, visited the Hanger Education Fair and National Meeting to…
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Patient lifestyle an important part of orthotic device development

January 2, 2015
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Seamus Kennedy, CPed, president and co-owner of Hersco Ortho Labs, explained the…
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Evidence-based documentation can improve patient care

December 26, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Scott Williamson, MBA, CAE, president of Quality Outcomes, explains the importance of…
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