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June 2008 - Posts

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Osteoporosis
by Toni Patt
This semester my class is about woman's health from midlife to beyond. We're studying disease processes that typically affect older women. Last week the topic was osteoporosis. I thought that would be pretty basic. It's caused by loss of bone mass. It's Read More...
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The Right to Decide
by Toni Patt
In the May 2008 issue of GeriNotes , William H. Staples PT, DPT, GCS tackles the topic of informed consent and cognitively impaired individuals. Mr. Staples talks about the importance of determining if a patient is capable of giving informed consent. Read More...
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THE APTA CONFERENCE IS IN TEXAS
by Toni Patt
This I had to make a choice between taking my horse to Regional's in Fort Worth or going to the APTA Conference in San Antonio. As it turns out I couldn't do either one. I couldn't afford it. No one should be surprised that showing horses is expensive. Read More...
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Guess Who is Behind the Wheel?
by Toni Patt
I got a surprise when I went to work the other day. The electric doors were broken. An elderly woman had backed her car into them. I'm not sure how she did it. She would have had to hop a curve, turn 90 degrees and then hit the accelerator while the car Read More...
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