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February 2017 In The Loop – Early Brain Scan for Autism, Crucial Progress in Common Cold Cure, Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough & More

Top Health Updates:

Brain scans detect signs of Autism in high-risk babies before age 1

It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds. Using magnetic-resonance imaging scans, researchers at the University of North Carolina were able to predict… – Read More

‘Crucial step forward’ in the search to cure the common cold

Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic “enigma” code behind the common cold. The researchers believe the new insight could help find a cure… – Read More

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the “good bacteria” found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. Now a first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that… – Read More 

Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80% of at-risk patients thanks to repurposed drug

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80% compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was… – Read More

Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

Eating this many portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research… – Read More 

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart. When Murphy turned 50, he decided it was time to get in shape. It wasn’t long before he progressed from running races to an Ironman triathlon… – Read More

‘Superbug’ infections striking more U.S. kids

A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased an alarming number in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals… Read More 

What’s a ‘Sports Pain Jedi’ and why should you see one?

Exercise. Eat right. Don’t smoke. If you follow these prescriptions, chances are pretty good you’ll live a long, healthy life. But with a longer life comes a good bit more wear and tear on your body, much of which is… Read More

Is your stroke recovery stalling?

Recovering from a stroke is frustrating. When time passes and you’re still not where you want to be – with no signs of progress – you might be tempted to accept the status quo. But don’t give us, experts say… Read More

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Recognition: National Activity Professionals’ Week 2017


CEU360 Recognizes The Activity Professionals

National Activity Professionals Week

Throughout the year, all activity professionals like you, within the rehab therapy and senior care setting, tirelessly work to improve the lives of their patients.

We want to recognize and honor each of you who selflessly contribute your creativity, compassion, and care to make the lives of your patients better every day. During National Activity Professionals’ week from January 22 thru 28th, 2017, celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy the recognition from your fellow peers you most certainly have earned.

Our clients understand that the success of each of their facilities is measured almost entirely on the well-being of their patients whom you serve each day with the spirit and energy of excellence!

From the entire CEU360 team,

Thank you!


January 2017 In The Loop – New Home Health CMS Rules, Cold Weather & Flu, Kids & Sugar Drink Consumption, Chemicals in Household Products & Much More!

Top Health Updates:

You’re more likely to catch flu after a cold snap, study says

It turns out, seasonal flu outbreaks first appear each year about a week after the winter’s first cold spell — or at least that’s what happened in Sweden, over the course of three years when researchers tracked weather patterns and the prevalence… – Read More

Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases

American life spans are rising, and as they are, health care spending is, too. But longevity is not contributing to the spending increase as much as you might think… – Read More

 “Pushing the Limits”: Rethinking motor & cognitive resources after a highly challenging balance training program for Parkinson Disease

There is growing evidence for the positive effects of exercise training programs on balance control in Parkinson disease (PD). To be effective, balance training needs to be specific, progressive, and… – Read More 

 Banned antimicrobial chemicals found in many household products

This year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their Playskool toys laden with the antimicrobial chemical triclosan would keep kids healthier. It is also the year when soap manufacturers will finally have to remove the chemical from their products... – Read More

Deep Brain Stimulation studies in Alzheimer’s disease pose ethical challenges

Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but… – Read More 

Home health agencies face new CMS rules for participation starting July 13

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) brought its home health participation rule out of the 1990s by issuing its first revision to the rule in more than 20 years. The new rule, set to go into effect July 13, 2017… – Read More 

Study of 1 hospital finds nearly 16% of scheduled physical therapy sessions don’t happen

Researchers who tracked a hospital found that, on average, more than 15%–and as many as 1in 3–hospital physical therapy sessions never… Read More 

Study: 30% of kids have two or more sugary drinks a day

A new study sheds light on just how many calories and added sugars children are drinking. Almost two-thirds of children in the United States consumed at least one sugary beverage on any given day — and roughly… Read More

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In The Loop December 2016 – College Kids Mumps, More Opioid Deaths, Winter Weather Health Risks, Fast MRIs & Much MORE!

Top Health Updates:

College kid coming home with mumps? Here’s what to know

It’s winter break. Eagerly, you study the passengers passing through the arrivals door until finally, you spot the familiar face of your very own college kid. But instead of smiles, you see swollen glands, a feverish brow, an expression of pain… – Read More

 Deaths from synthetic opioids up 72%, CDC says

Death rates from synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, increased 72.2% from 2014 to 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The new report confirms the dramatic increase in opioid overdoses that first responders have been seeing as they respond to overdose calls. – Read More

 Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it’s cold outside — and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body. This happens as your body works to protect your vital organs from the cold, said Dr. Suzanne Salamon, associate chief of clinical programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. – Read More 

 FastMRI detects changes in brain activity

Measuring and localizing neural signals in the brain without invasive procedures is a challenge, but one that could yield a significant advantage for studies, surgery, and care related to human perception, attention, and awareness. Scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital have been testing fast fMRI. Regular MRI detects structures, while fMRI (aka functional MRI) measures... – Read More

73 year old triathlete returns to running, thanks to PT

When Charlie Plaskon says he’s committed to removing the “dis” from “disability,” believe him. Those aren’t just empty words—it’s the way he lives his life. And it’s the drive that moved Plaskon, legally blind since childhood, to take up running at age 55 and then overcome a series of injuries… – Read More 

Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since followed suit. With an ever-expanding part of the population using marijuana to cure a number of ailments, researchers at Colorado State University have investigated its effects on mood… – Read More 

Stroke suit helps patients maximize rehab at home

Advances in battery technology, wearables, smart e-textiles, and big data analysis may have the solution to improving stroke rehab. Bart Klassen, a Ph.D. Student at the University of Twente in the Netherlands worked with a consortium of healthcare professionals, engineers, and insurance companies to develop the first “stroke suit.”… Read More 

‘Sniff test’ may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer’s disease

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease confirms that administering a simple “sniff test” can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded disease… Read More

Dry needling effective in treating muscle issues

Whether it’s sports injuries or muscle spasms, physical therapy is a standard method of treating patients. But another therapy gaining popularity in the lake area is dry needling. If you don’t like needles – this may not be for you. “I have been sitting behind a desk for almost 30 years – with that came a neck issue, as well as in my muscles and my shoulders,” said Christine Doucet, who is undergoing dry needing therapy. – Read More 

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In The Loop November 2016 – Brain implants for ALS patients, online retailers selling recalled toys, a revolutionary game for Dementia and much more!

Top Health Updates:

Workers’ comp rehabilitation has changed. Here’s what employers should know.

For an injured worker who has been away from the job for an extended period of time, re-entry into the workforce can prove challenging, both physically and psychologically. Advanced work rehabilitation (level II return-to-work) programs can significantly improve the likelihood of a successful transition and help to prevent re-injury — if the right rehabilitative path is chosen. – Read More

 Specialized therapy can increase cancer survivors’ mobility

Physical therapy specialists in western Montana say people in all phases of cancer can get help to become more mobile, whether they were recently diagnosed or finished their treatment years ago. – Read More

 This game tests for Dementia

A mobile game has revealed the navigational skills of people around the world in a bid to develop an accurate test for dementia. The smartphone game called… – Read More 

 Brain Implant helps woman with ALS communicate

In 2008, mother of three Hanneke de Bruijne was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Over the next eight years, her life would change significantly as the nerves controlling her bodily movements degenerated. She would lose the ability to move her legs, arms, fingers and eventually even her face, leaving her locked inside her body, barely able to communicate with those around her. Breathing would require a mechanical ventilator. But in 2015, she received a brain implant that… – Read More

US Dementia Rates Drop 24%

A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. – Read More 

A Journey Out of Pain and Away From Painkillers, Thanks to Physical Therapy

Morgan Hay had been down with the flu for about a week and was starting to get bored. So she turned on a horror movie to break up the monotony. It worked: not long into the movie, she jumped off the couch and attempted to run upstairs, away from all the scariness, only to slam her right big toe into a stair. The resultant pain was intense… – Read More 

Consumer watchdog warns some recalled toys still being sold online

Leaving the hospital can be extremely complicated if you have had a serious health condition or injury. How do you get back to everyday routines, especially if your body and mind aren’t able to do what they did so easily before? Read More 

More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease

Researchers say they can show that brain inflammation from football head trauma may lead to the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the devastating degenerative brain disease. The longer someone plays contact sports… Read More

Possible Link Between Aerobic Exercise and Improvement in Cognitive Function in Patients With Vascular-Based Impairment

Although results are far from conclusive, a recently published “proof of concept” study points to the possibility that aerobic exercise could improve cognitive performance among older adults with a type of impairment caused by problems with blood supply to the brain.- Read More 

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In The Loop – October 2016 Recent Health Articles: Football on the brain, More healthy years for seniors, Obamacare premiums soaring and much more…

Top Health Updates:

Brain Changes Seen In Kids After One Season of Football

Just one season of competitive football may cause changes in some young players’ developing brains, even if they don’t get a concussion during play, a small study found. – Read More

 Obamacare Premiums To Soar 22%

Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday. – Read More

 CDC: 2 in 10 Health Care Workers Didn’t Get Flu Vaccines; 3 in 10 in Long-Term Care Settings

About 20% of health care personnel didn’t receive influenza vaccines during the 2015-2016 flu season, with employees in long-term care settings reporting an even higher—albeit improved—rate of non-vaccination, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). – Read More 

 Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Seniors who eat healthy, exercise regularly, keep a trim waistline and stay away from smoking can look forward to more disability-free years, a new study finds. Read More

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Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

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

Cerebral Palsy: Innovative Physical Therapy Research Improves Kids’ Lives

Few treatment options are available for children with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy (CP), so when Brayden Starr, 5, was diagnosed as an infant with the brain injury that impairs body movement and muscle coordination, his parents resolved to find ways to provide their son with the best possible quality of life. – Read More

How Occupational Therapists Can Help With Transition from Hospital To Home

Leaving the hospital can be extremely complicated if you have had a serious health condition or injury. How do you get back to everyday routines, especially if your body and mind aren’t able to do what they did so easily before? Read More

Many Adults Unaware That Using E-cigarettes Can Hurt Kids

Many Americans don’t know that indoor use of electronic cigarettes exposes children to nicotine and leaves nicotine deposits on surfaces, a new survey shows. Read More

Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding and Managing The Symptoms

Research has shown that activity and exercises significantly improve mobility for Parkinson’s disease patients. However, it is important for these patients to learn and engage in an exercise routine that is specifically geared toward helping with the disease. – Read More

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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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