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Harry 'JR' Brandt receives inaugural Newberry Award from BOC

September 20, 2017
Harry “JR” Brandt, BOCO, CO, LO, received the inaugural Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service from the Board of…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

Fatone promoted to professor at Northwestern University

September 20, 2017
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons), principal investigator for research and development projects at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…

Bionik Laboratories names Dusseux as chief executive officer

September 19, 2017
Bionik Laboratories Corp. recently announced its board of directors has appointed Eric Dusseux, MD, MSc, MBA, as chief executive officer, effective…

Ekso, Genesis Rehab Services to study exoskeleton use in skilled nursing facilities

September 19, 2017
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc., creator of the EksoGT exoskeleton, has announced a partnership with Genesis Rehab Services to study possible uses of the…

Six steps for conducting an internal evaluation and management audit

September 19, 2017
Evaluation and management coding patterns are under the microscope. CMS is monitoring evaluation and management code usage by specialty, state and…
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Change in socket shape resulted in pressure change during walking

September 18, 2017
LAS VEGAS — There was a direct correlation between the shape of a socket and the resulting forces it exerts on the residual limb, according to…

Ability P&O named among best places to work in Pennsylvania

September 18, 2017
Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics has been named one of the top 100 places to work in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to a press release. The…
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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, discussed physicians advocating for…
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VIDEO: Prosthetists should never discount comfort

September 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS — More than 70% of patients with a lower extremity amputation and responded to a survey ranked comfort as “the most important…
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RAND study examines health benefits, economic value of advanced transfemoral prostheses

September 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Microprocessor-controlled knees were associated with improved physical function and reduction in falls and osteoarthritis, and met…

ACP: Graham-Cassidy proposal would cause ‘unacceptable’ spike in uninsured patients

September 14, 2017
The American College of Physicians recently sent two separate letters, one to Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.) and the…

Hanger donates $10,000 to Red Cross for Irma relief

September 14, 2017
Hanger Inc. will continue to support disaster relief efforts by donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma…
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VIDEO: Infinite Socket 'significantly' less rigid than conventional socket

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — The Infinite Socket, developed by LIM Innovations, showed a statically significant ability to be less rigid than a conventional…
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Amputee Coalition's AMPLIFY uses digital tools to further advocacy

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — An initiative created by the Amputee Coalition can give patients in the limb-loss and limb-difference communities a voice in the…

ACP offers recommendations to CMS’s 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposal

September 12, 2017
In a letter to CMS, the American College of Physicians offered several recommendations on its proposed rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee…
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VIDEO: O&P, payer relationship is not 'us vs them'

September 12, 2017
LAS VEGAS — The relationship between O&P practitioners and payers does not necessarily have to be “us vs. them,” and it would…
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Saeed Zahedi receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 AOPA World Congress

September 11, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Saeed Zahedi, OBE, FREng, BSc, PhD, FIMechE, CEng, RDI, was named winner of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic…

Physical activity reduced immobility, disability risks in older adults

September 11, 2017
Forty-eight minutes of moderate exercise per week was associated with improvements in physical function and a decrease in the risk for immobility in…
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