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April 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?
by Brian Ferrie
By Valerie Newitt, Managing Editor ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease - think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. Read More...
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Texting While Driving Won't Hurt, Right?
by Rebecca Mayer
Wrong. You know you've done it: responded to an incoming text message from the friend you are about to meet for dinner, changed a CD in your car stereo, or read a comment on the vacation photos you just posted on Facebook, all while operating a 5,000-pound Read More...
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Long Distance Learning
by Danielle Bullen
by Lisa Lombardo You've likely seen the ads: A businessman rushing to catch a plane laments that he can't just attend his meetings or conferences while sitting behind his own desk at the office. He'd avoid all the travel hassles and save a lot of money Read More...
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The Greater Good of the Patient
by Danielle Bullen
Last week, some ADVANCE editors went to the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference. One of the speakers was Dr. G. Michael Lemole, whose name may be familiar as the neurosurgeon who operated on Representative Gabriel Giffords following Read More...
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Athlete Prepares to Make History
by Rebecca Mayer
Awestruck. There's no other way to describe the impact of meeting Ernst van Dyk. The South African athlete, who was born without legs due to a congenital birth defect, aims to become the Boston Marathon wheelchair champion for the 10 th year in a row Read More...
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Running for Military Families
by Rebecca Mayer
Are you familiar with the mission of the Fisher House Foundation and how it was formed to assist the family members of military members? I was not until I recently reread a copy of Fitness Magazine from November/December 2010. Inside the back cover of Read More...
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Every Therapist's Nightmare
by Jon Bassett
Fascinating article today in the Reading (PA) Eagle . Physical therapist Kai Pedersen, who owns South Mountain Physical Therapy in Reading, was going about his day when a patient began to show symptoms of distress. Rosie Schucker, 74, fit the profile Read More...
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I Registered to Save a Stranger's Life
by Rebecca Mayer
For me, all it took was hearing that a 5-year-old little girl in my area was battling cancer for the second time. Without a moment's hesitation, I drove to the girl's elementary school. I filled out paperwork, stood in line with hundreds of other people Read More...
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Capitol Hill
by Brian Ferrie
On March 30, prominent researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders gathered at a Capitol Hill briefing to hear about the advances achieved in rehabilitation research, according to an APTA press release . This day also marked the 20th anniversary of the Read More...
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