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Recent health articles & news for May 2016.

May 2016 – Recent Health Articles: CCJR, Zika Threatening Olympics, Delayed Concussion Reporting Consequences and More!

Latest Health News Updates

Top Health Updates:

#1CCJR – Medicare’s First Mandatory Bundle: Potential Impact on SNF Therapy Provision

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) model, a 5-year program for total hip and knee replacements, went into effect April 1st…and this one is…mandatory! – Read more

#2 Professor Calls For Rio Olympics To be Postponed or Moved Due to Zika

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to other venues because of the global threat posed by the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil, says a Canadian professor of law who specializes in public health.- Read more

#3 UCSF Study: Smokers Quit and Health Care Costs Drop the Following Year

When smoking rates decline, health care spending declines, too, and fast. An analysis from researchers at UC San Francisco finds that if 10 percent of smokers nationwide quit, it would save a whopping $63 billion in national health care costs the next year.- Read More

#4 Delayed Concussion Reporting May Sideline College Athletes Longer

Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play than athletes who immediately reported concussion symptoms.- Read More

More News & Recent Health Articles:

Mirror Therapy Exercises for Improving Arm and Hand Function After Stroke

When looking into the mirror, the client observes the reflection of the unaffected limb positioned as the affected limb. This creates the illusion that both limbs are working normally. This strong visual cue from the mirror can therapeutically be used to improve motor performance and the perception of the affected limb- Read More.

“Star Wars” Helmet for Detecting Concussion Developed in Norway

A new system has been developed to make it possible to run fast EEG tests at accident scenes or in ambulances. Potential head traumas can be assessed and action taken at an early stage.- Read More

One Step Closer in Solving Speech Disorder

An American study suggests that childhood apraxia of speech may be caused by genes. Researchers at Arizona State University studied two families with a history of speech problems similar to childhood apraxia of speech and found a gene marker that was shared by all relatives who had speech problems, but not their relatives without speech problems.- Read More

Bullying is a ‘Serious Public Health Problem,’ Report Says

In addition to causing depression and anxiety and leading to alcohol and drug abuse into adulthood, the harmful effects of bullying manifest themselves physically in kids and teens by disrupting their sleep, causing gastrointestinal issues and headaches. –Read More

Top 5 Things to Know to Prevent Duplication of Therapy Services

Many times, therapy treatments appear to “overlap” in service delivery. Duplication of Services is a common focal point for governmental agencies.  If the documentation depicts two different disciplines treating the same goal or treatment area, the claim will be denied. Read More

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