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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Senate Blocks Proposed Medicare Bill
by Brian Ferrie
On Oct. 21, the Senate voted against a motion that would have brought S. 1776, the Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009, to the floor for debate. According to the Oct. 23 PT Bulletin from APTA , the motion failed by a vote of 47 to 53, which stopped Read More...
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Wii for the World Record
by Elizabeth Puliti
The top story on CNNhealth.com today reads, "Seniors Wii bowl for world record and for health." According to the Guinness World Records, a world record was recently set in Houston, TX--for the world's largest senior citizen Wii bowling tournament! The Read More...
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Deciding Where to Live and Work
by Lisa Lombardo
How much does the outlook on physical therapy jobs affect where you live and work? This month, AfterCollege.com researched the top metro areas across the country to for people looking for jobs in physical therapy. ( See the full story here .) They looked Read More...
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APTA Submits Statement on Act to Improve PT Services for Veterans
by Brian Ferrie
On Oct. 1, the APTA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Committee on Veteran Affairs, noted Volume 10, Issue 39 of PT Bulletin Online . This committee held a hearing on HR 1036, the Veterans Physical Therapy Services Improvement Act, introduced Read More...
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Fashion and Compassion
by Rebecca Mayer
Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) in New York City has been named the beneficiary of an initiative set in motion by world renowned designer, Donna Karan. When her husband, Stephan Weiss, lost his battle with cancer just over eight years ago, Karan was Read More...
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