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12 May
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WSJ: Running's Popularity Drops as Millennials Opt Out

May 12, 2016: Some might say it’s too early to tell, but The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) believes that running’s popularity may be on the decline, mostly because of decreasing participation among millennials. Source: APTA Feed WSJ: Running's Popularity Drops ...

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11 May
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New Online Rehab Reference Center Provides Point-of-Care Information

May 11, 2016: A new offering at PTNow gives physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) quick access to point-of-care resources. Source: APTA Feed New Online Rehab Reference Center Provides Point-of-Care Information

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11 May
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Study: Could Reducing Smoking, Drinking, Physical Inactivity Affect Prevalence of LBP?

May 11, 2016: Authors of a new study say that public health efforts to reduce smoking, alcohol use, obesity, physical inactivity, and irregular sleep may also pay off in reducing the prevalence of low back pain (LBP). Source: APTA Feed ...

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10 May
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First-Ever AHA/ASA Stroke Rehab Guidelines Support IRFs, Interprofessional Approaches

May 10, 2016: First-ever guidelines on stroke rehabilitation contain 2 big-picture ideas: namely, that effective rehabilitation requires a sustained, coordinated, multidisciplinary effort; and that rehabilitation should not be eyed as an area for belt-tightening, but as an investment in reducing ...

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09 May
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Foundation Accepting 2016 Grant and Scholarship Applications, Letters of Intent

May 9, 2016: The Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) now is accepting applications for the 2016 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships and the 2016 Research Grants. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Accepting 2016 Grant and Scholarship Applications, Letters of Intent

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06 May
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New MACRA Systems Could Affect PTs by 2019: Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know Now

May 6, 2016: PTs may not be immediately affected, but make no mistake: the future of payment has arrived. And it’s time to start preparing. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed new rules for ...

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05 May
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

May 5, 2016: Advocates for North Carolina physical therapists (PTs) have scored a victory by way of a superior court, which dismissed a lawsuit challenging dry needling. Source: APTA Feed Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

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04 May
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Study: High School Football Players Experience More Concussion Symptoms, Longer Return-to-Play Times Than Youth League or College Counterparts

May 4, 2016: Researchers have found that high school and college football players report more concussion symptoms than youth league players, and that youth league players tend to return to play within 24 hours of injury at a higher rate ...

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02 May
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Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of Transmission

May 2, 2016: Another week, another round of media coverage of the Zika virus. And so far, there’s not much good news in sight. Source: APTA Feed Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of ...

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29 Apr
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From PTJ: Electrodiagnostic Testing Sheds Light on 'Bioscaffolding' Procedure for VML

April 29, 2016: According to an April 2016 article in Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA’s science journal, presurgical electrodiagnostic testing may help predict increase in muscle strength after a process known as extracellular matrix (ECM) implantation, a procedure that uses pig ...

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