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Association of Children's Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting

O&P News, May 2016

April 13-16 | Broomfield, Colo.

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Hanger Inc. announces partnership with Camp No Limits

February 4, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Hanger Inc. kicked off its annual Education Fair & National Meeting Feb. 4 at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino with an announcement that it…
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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, and Joey Funderburk at the Hanger Education Fair

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk speaks about his bilateral prostheses and journey to get microprocessor knees. Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, speaks…
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Joey Funderburk talks about the non-profit charity Grace's Lamp

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS – At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk talked about his work with Grace's Lamp. The non-profit charity provides assistance for the medical…
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The Consequences of Obesity in Children with Spina Bifida

O&P News, January 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
Children with physical challenges, especially those with the diagnosis of spina bifida, have a special concern within the societal trend of obesity…

Health Care Updates

Secretary Sebelius Awards $40 Million to States to Find and Enroll Children in CHIP, Medicaid

O&P News, November 1, 2009
Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $40 million in grants to 69 grantees in 41 states and the District of Columbia to…

Health Care Updates

Are Parents Underestimating the H1N1 Flu?

O&P News, October 15, 2009
With schools back in session, H1N1 flu has become more active across the United States, especially among children. A new vaccine against H1N1 flu has…

Health Care Updates

More Than 17 Million Children Live 1 Hour Away from Pediatric Trauma Care

O&P News, October 1, 2009
More than 17 million U.S. children live more than 1 hour away by ground or air transportation from a life-saving pediatric trauma center, according…

Health Care Updates

Vaccination of Children and 70% of U.S. Population Could Control Swine Flu Pandemic

O&P News, October 1, 2009
An aggressive vaccination program that first targets children and ultimately reaches 70% of the U.S. population would mitigate pandemic influenza…

Health Care Updates

Adolescent Growth Plate Injuries Related to Overuse

O&P News, September 1, 2009
Early diagnosis and immobilization of growth plate injuries is key to putting an adolescent athlete back in the game, according to a recent study…

Health Care Updates

Grants Available to Help Insure More Children

O&P News, August 1, 2009
Kathleen Sebelius, the Department of Health and Human Services secretary, announced the availability of up to $40 million in grants to help reach…

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‘But How Come?’ Addressing Child Curiosity

O&P News, May 15, 2009
Human beings have a natural reaction to feel curious about things they do not know. Children — before learning society’s rules about being polite…


Demanding Precision

O&P News, May 15, 2009
Limb-deficient children must feel comfortable and functional in their prosthesis if it is expected to be worn continually. An uncomfortable…

Health Care Updates

Even Young People are Vulnerable to Stroke

O&P News, May 15, 2009
Contrary to conventional thinking, it’s not just senior citizens who suffer strokes. One-third of the estimated 780,000 Americans who have strokes…

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