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Trial links higher monthly doses of vitamin D with increased risk of falls

Higher monthly doses of vitamin D were associated with no benefit on lower extremity function and with an increased risk of falls in patients ages 70 or older, according to a randomized clinical trial.

Findings appear in an article published Jan. 4 on the website of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

New research shows four patterns of symptoms after military brain injury

Four distinct patterns of symptoms occur after mild traumatic brain injury in military service members, according to new research that also validates a new tool for assessing the quality-of-life impact of TBI.

The research results appear in the January-February issue of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, an annual special […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

Study: Physical therapy with phone support eases postop spine pain

Spine surgery patients at risk for poor recovery can benefit from cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy, according to Vanderbilt University Medical Center research.

This potential new model of care involves PTs conducting weekly, 30-minute phone sessions with 80 patients. A recent study compared the model with educational support only.

In the Changing […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: News||1 Comment

Study: Post-acute therapy associated with better hip fracture outcomes

Patients recovering from hip fractures who receive an extra hour per week of rehabilitation therapy in short-term nursing care facilities have better long-term outcomes than those who receive less rehab, according to a new study.

The research, led by an investigator with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, suggests policymakers […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Categories: News||1 Comment

Study: Music therapy makes pulmonary rehab more effective for COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic respiratory disorders who received music therapy and standard rehabilitation saw an improvement in symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life compared with patients receiving rehabilitation alone, according to a recent study.

The research was conducted by investigators at The Louis Armstrong […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

Review: Exercise to improve skill, coordination can ease low back pain

Targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce discomfort and disability caused by low back pain, according to a new Cochrane Review.

Low back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide, according to the World Health Organization’s 2010 Global Burden […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

91% of patients receive opioid prescriptions after overdose, study finds

After an overdose, 91% of patients with chronic pain continue to receive prescription opioids — often from the same physician — and are at high risk for experiencing a repeated overdose, new research has found.

The study was conducted by researchers with Boston Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

Report: 90% of industries affected by health information data breaches

Stolen medical information affects 18 out of 20 industries examined in a report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, according to a news release.

However, the report found, many organizations outside of healthcare do not realize they even keep protected health information. Common sources of PHI are employee records (including workers’ compensation […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

Helmetless-tackling drills reduce head impact, research shows

Helmetless-tackling drills for football players were effective in reducing head impacts by 28% in one season, according to research conducted at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

The study, conducted by Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, professor and chairman of the department of kinesiology at UNH, was released early online […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Categories: News||0 Comments

Saline water better than soap and water for cleaning wounds, study finds

Saline water is more effective than soap and water for cleaning open fractures, according to a recent study.

Many scientific advances have been made in the delivery of care and infection prevention for open fractures, but the standard practice of wound cleaning with soap and water before surgery has remained […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: News||0 Comments