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14 Sep
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NYT: Did Fear of the NFL Cause Sony to Soften a Movie on Concussion?

September 14, 2015: An upcoming film that tells the story of the forensic pathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) through work with professional football players is already drawing attention for its portrayal of the sport. Source: APTA Feed ...

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11 Sep
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Canadian Study Finds Differences in How Surgeons and Therapists Perceive Communications

September 11, 2015: Researchers in Canada conducted a survey of the 3 professions to assess the perceived quality of communications around “how complete participants felt referral information was provided or given for the rehabilitation of postoperative patients and whether this ...

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10 Sep
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Surgeon General's 'Step It Up' Campaign Will Focus on Importance of Walking

September 10, 2015: The US Surgeon General has some pretty blunt advice for America: America, take a walk. Source: APTA Feed Surgeon General's 'Step It Up' Campaign Will Focus on Importance of Walking

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09 Sep
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Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day With These 5 Great Resources

September 9, 2015: In preparation for Falls Prevention Awareness Day, here are 5 great APTA resources that can help you get in that falls-prevention state of mind. Source: APTA Feed Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day With These 5 ...

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08 Sep
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APTA Virtual Career Fair Features Largest Employer Roster in 2 Years

September 8, 2015: Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) participating in APTA’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair will have the opportunity to interact with the largest number of employers the event has featured since 2013—and there’s still time to ...

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08 Sep
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World Physical Therapy Day a Time to Strengthen Connections, Says WCPT President

September 8, 2015: One of the best ways to mark World Physical Therapy Day is to fulfill the worldwide potential of the profession by creating strong professional connections both inside and outside national borders, according to World Confederation for Physical ...

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04 Sep
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Study: Entry-Point Physical Therapy for LBP Saves Money for Medicaid

September 4, 2015: Researchers have found that Medicaid patients with low back pain (LBP) whose front-line treatment is provided by a physical therapist (PT) tend to generate lower costs over 1 year than patients who went to the emergency department ...

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03 Sep
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Mmm, Mmm … Good? USA Today Looks at Stem Cell 'Soup' Treatment Among Athletes

September 3, 2015: A recent article in USA Today explores how injured professional athletes are developing an appetite for processes that involve injecting stem cells processed from the patient into an injured area. Source: APTA Feed Mmm, Mmm … Good? ...

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03 Sep
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TKA Rates Make Dramatic 10-Year Leap

September 3, 2015: The CDC reports that among US adults 45 and older, the rate of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, to a rate of 55.4 per 10,000 individuals. Source: APTA Feed TKA Rates ...

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02 Sep
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For Millions of Americans, 'Heart Age' Outpaces Actual Age

September 2, 2015: A new report says that 69 million US adults have a “heart age” that is, on average, 7 years older than their chronological age. Source: APTA Feed For Millions of Americans, 'Heart Age' Outpaces Actual Age

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