Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shoulder Arthritis

We looked up shoulder arthritis on the web, as our upcoming lecture series for PTs and other medical professionals will be focusing on common shoulder problems and arthritis. Here are a few of the things we found, and hopefully some elucidation and clarification of some of the common information found on the web. One definition…
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1 in 3 Adults Over 65 Falls Each Year

"Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable." - CDC http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html This is a frightening statistic, but one…
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Why Not a Longer Term Solution?

We were reading through "Diagnostic Testing and Treatment of Low Back Pain in United States Emergency Departments: A National Perspective" on MedScape and were struck by a couple items. "Diagnostic testing was performed in nearly 1 of every 2 patients with low back pain and opioids were administered to nearly two-thirds of the sample." http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/732744_4 Most…
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