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10 Mar
0

New Report Claims 20% Jump in Health Care Records Theft in 2014

March 10, 2015: Medical identity theft increased by 21% between 2013 and 2014, adding an estimated 500,000 Americans to the 2 million who have been victimized over the past 5 years. Source: APTA Feed New Report Claims 20% Jump in ...

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09 Mar
0

The Future of Fitness: Every Breath You Take, You'll Be Watching You

March 9, 2015: To just about nobody’s surprise, the future of working out is shaping up to be a lot like the future of most everything else: data-driven, networked, personalized, and maybe just a little creepy. Source: APTA Feed The ...

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09 Mar
0

Robotic Glove Connected to Video Game Shows Promise for Individuals Poststroke

March 9, 2015: Researchers in England are hoping a prototype robotic glove will help speed rehabilitation for individuals poststroke by way of video games that are fun and interesting enough to keep users playing without real-time monitoring by health care ...

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08 Mar
0

CMS Appears Ready for ICD-10—Claims Submitters, Maybe Not So Much

February 27, 2015: If grades were being handed out, the first real test of how well the new ICD-10 system integrates with the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) resulted in a solid B. Source: APTA Feed CMS ...

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06 Mar
0

Use Your Words: Small Study Says Descriptions Make a Difference in Men's Pelvic Floor Training

March 6, 2015: When it comes to training men to activate their pelvic floor muscles, it may be good to have a way with words. Source: APTA Feed Use Your Words: Small Study Says Descriptions Make a Difference in Men's ...

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06 Mar
0

Demand for PTs Likely to Increase, Even With More Graduates Available

March 6, 2015: The latest data from APTA shows that while an increase in graduates from physical therapist (PT) education programs could help to slightly lower projected workforce shortages in the future, the trend toward increased health insurance coverage nationwide ...

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06 Mar
0

Many PT Programs Describe Their Pain Management Education as Not 'Adequate'

March 3, 2015: While it appears that physical therapist (PT) education programs have increased the amount of time spent on pain education over the years, only 63% of faculty respondents to a recent survey believe that today’s students are receiving ...

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05 Mar
0

Stephen Levine, 'Tireless Champion of the Profession,' Dies

March 5, 2015: Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA, a former APTA Board of Directors member and one of the physical therapy profession’s most loved and respected voices, died on March 3 as a result of injuries sustained in ...

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04 Mar
0

Move Forward Radio Addresses Sedentary Behaviors in Children

March 4, 2015: From TV to tablets, children have all sorts of ways to be sedentary during playtime. Source: APTA Feed Move Forward Radio Addresses Sedentary Behaviors in Children

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02 Mar
0

Swedish Study: Reduced Hospital Stays After Hip Fracture Increase Risk of Post-Discharge Mortality

March 2, 2015: Researchers in Sweden are questioning the general trend toward reduced hospital stays after a hip fracture, concluding that for patients whose hospital stays are 10 days or fewer, every 1-day reduction in stay increases the odds of ...

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