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September 2016 – Stroke Technology, Autism Goodies at Checkout, Physical Therapy Month & Much More

Top Health Updates:

Supermarket Employs Genius Idea To Help Soothe Kids With Autism

A Shop Rite in Pennsylvania has introduced a specialized checkout lane, and the change could benefit young people with autism.  – Read More

 Back To School For Kids With Chronic Pain

You know it’s a new school year when health warnings about carrying bulging backpacks begin to appear. But what if even the slight weight of an empty backpack sends ripples of agony through your child’s body? Or if your son or daughter can’t bear to wear new school clothes because it’s too painful? – Read More

 New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand

A new form of electrical stimulation therapy can help rewire the brain and restore some dexterity to a hand that’s been paralyzed by stroke, a new clinical trial shows. – Read More 

 CMS to End ICD-10 Grace Period on October 1

After announcing last year that it would not deny Medicare physician claims for 12 months as long as the ICD-10 code was “from the right family,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has said that the grace period for healthcare providers will expire on Oct.1, 2016. Read More

Study: New Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s Disease Possible

A team led by David Brough, PhD from the University of Manchester found that the anti-inflammatory drug completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice. Nearly everybody will at some point in their lives take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; mefenamic acid, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is routinely used for period pain. – Read More

Miami’s Zika Search Turns Up Another Virus: Dengue

Florida health officials who have been testing thousands of residents for Zika virus said Wednesday they found another infection: dengue virus. – Read More

Countdown to National Physical Therapy Month

APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, launches National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) by sharing how NPTM is an important opportunity to connect with your community about the benefits of physical therapy. Throughout the month of October, APTA will continue its #ChoosePT initiative to help combat the opioid epidemic by raising awareness of the dangers of opioids and the benefits of physical therapy as a safe alternative for long-term pain management. Read More

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy good for?

In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient breathes almost pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. By bringing more oxygen into the bloodstream, the treatment is thought to enhance healing for people with a number of conditions. Read More

Researchers Examine How Parkinson’s Disease Alters Brain Activity Over Time

Neuroscientists peered into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and two similar conditions to see how their neural responses changed over time. The study, funded by the NIH’s Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program and published in Neurology, may provide a new tool for testing experimental medications aimed at alleviating symptoms and slowing the rate at which the diseases damage the brain – Read More

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