Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, recently performed a naturalistic study to see whether children given an active video game spontaneously engaged in more physical activity than those receiving an inactive game.
Beginning in March, MMAR Medical Group Inc, Houston, will feature a Conditions & Injuries library on its Web site where visitors can learn more about an injury or condition, according to a news release issued by the company.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga, heat-related deaths among football players across the country tripled to nearly three per year between 1994 and 2009.
Adolescents, when compared with adults or children, are more sensitive to the effects of a sport-related concussion, according to research done by neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg, MSc, PhD, a department of kinesiology professor at the Universit de Montral, Quebec, Canada.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, recently announced the steps for providers who are using electronic health record (EHR) technology and receiving incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid.
While rehabilitative therapy plays a key role in post-acute care (PAC) services, the optimal intensity for this therapy to promote functional recovery of older patients has not been clear. Taiwan-based researchers recently performed a study to determine this intensity, publishing the results online ahead of print in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Increasing physical therapy may decrease the risk of dementia-related death, according to recent research from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Indianapolis. The study was published in the February 2012 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Baltimore, recently issued a proposed rule for Stage 2 criteria regarding meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, according to a news release issued by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va.
Knee and hip osteoarthritis may require different treatment approaches, according to Duke University, Durham, NC, researchers who found that osteoarthritic knees are in a constant state of repair. Their findings were published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Los Angeles-based researchers found that treating patients with platelet rich plasma (PRP) may help pitchers and other athletes suffering from elbow injuries return to the game quickly. Their findings were reported at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicines Specialty Meeting in San Francisco.