Dralla Foundation announces 2017 grant recipients

June 23, 2017
The Dralla Foundation has announced the Adaptive Sports Foundation, Catalyst Sports, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, Jett Foundation, Kinetic Kids…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…

Create Orthotics develops virtual reality O&P software

June 21, 2017
Create Orthotics and Prosthetics has developed a new software platform that uses virtual reality and 3-D printing to allow clinicians to design…
In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…

Congressional Budget Office releases cost estimate for FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

June 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, noting the bill would increase net discretionary…

Study: 3-D printed patch can help grow blood vessels

June 20, 2017
Researchers have developed a 3-D printed patch, infused with cells, that can help grow health blood vessels, according to a press release. In an…

Endolite wins 2017 Medical Design Excellence award

June 19, 2017
Endolite has won the 2017 Medical Design Excellence award for its Linx technology, a fully integrated, microprocessor-controlled lower limb system…

ISPO Australian National Member Society accepting research grant applications

June 16, 2017
The Australian National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics announced its 2017 research grant application…

Price has not seen Senate version of health care bill

June 15, 2017
Days before an expected vote, HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, said he has not seen the U.S. Senate bill to overhaul the nation’s health care…

Court rules Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield must cover ReWalk exoskeleton

June 15, 2017
An Administrative Law judge in Tallahassee, Fla., has ruled that Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield must cover an exoskeleton system developed by ReWalk…
Meeting News

AMA revisits issue of physician burnout

June 14, 2017
On the final day of its annual meeting, AMA delegates adopted a new policy designed to improve medical student and physician access to mental health…
Meeting News

AMA takes action to address physician shortage

June 14, 2017
AMA delegates at the annual meeting underway in Chicago adopted a policy to ensure there is sufficient funding for medical residency positions…

ISPO appoints new president

June 14, 2017
Friedbert Kohler, MD, director of medical services at Braeside Hospital and the clinical director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation for South…
Meeting News

AMA inaugurates David O. Barbe as new president

June 14, 2017
David O. Barbe, MD, a family medicine practitioner, was sworn in as the American Medical Association’s 172nd president last night. According…

AMA, AHA, ADA, others join forces to protect patient access to health care

June 13, 2017
As the debate over health care reform continues, the AMA and seven other consumer, patient and provider advocate groups recently announced that they…
Meeting News

AMA president stresses advocating for patients, fellow physicians at annual meeting

June 12, 2017
Andrew W. Gurman, MD, president of AMA, urged the nation’s physician and medical leaders to champion the causes of their patients and…

More than 200 participate in Athletes with Disabilities walk/run event

June 12, 2017
PENNSAUKEN TWP., N.J. – The Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast recently hosted a 5K run and 1-mile run/walk to benefit its mentoring…

Johnson & Johnson announces launch of new value-based health care approach

June 9, 2017
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices recently announced the launch of CareAdvantage, a new approach to drive value-based health care in hospitals…

Össur releases schedule for remaining running, mobility clinics

June 9, 2017
Following running and mobility clinics held earlier this year in Portland, Philadelphia and Dallas, Össur has recently announced four additional…

Freedom Innovations announces Freedom Institute of Technology

June 8, 2017
Freedom Innovations, an Irvine, California-based manufacturer of lower limb prosthetics, has announced a new education branch that will include live…
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