HME & MedTrade Spring 2017

Home medical equipment (HME) is sometimes the difference between a life of relying on others to provide personal and housekeeping care, to a life of increased independence and freedom. From wheelchairs and ramps for accessibility, to one-handed jar openers and stove-top pot holders for meal preparation success, Home Medical Equipment ...

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Meeting Michael DeVivo, Ph.D. at AAP 2017

February was a busy month for the Dawn Cook Consulting team with conference season at its peak in Las Vegas!

Dawn Cook and staff member Leslie were delighted to meet Michael DeVivo, Ph.D. on Day 1 of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) in the ...

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Recovery from TBI, Concussion

Occupational Therapy Quickens Recovery from TBI, Concussion
Posted on: May 19, 2016

BETHESDA, MD – A quick blow to the head can have a lasting impact on life. Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnoses continue to climb. An individual in the U.S. sustains a TBI every ...

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C.D.C. Reports 234 Pregnant Women in U.S. With Zika

WASHINGTON — The number of women infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancies in the continental United States has risen to 234, health officials said on Thursday.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to say how many of the women had given birth, citing confidentiality ...

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Technology keeps patients and seniors at home and out of facility care

[Technology helps keep patients and seniors at home and out of facilities](
by Kimberly O’Loughlin
With longer life spans and aging baby boomers, the growth of today’s senior population is unprecedented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by 2030 older adults will account ...

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March 15, 2016 CDC Opioid Guidelines in chronic pain conditions

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
Early Release / March 15, 2016 / 65

Deborah Dowell, MD1; Tamara M. Haegerich, PhD; Roger Chou, MD1 (View author affiliations)


This guideline provides recommendations for ...

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FDA approves SENSA spinal cord stimulator (SCS)

Nevro Corp has received an “approvable” letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system for treatment of chronic pain.

The Senza SCS system delivers Nevro’s proprietary HF10therapy, “an advanced SCS therapy that provides electrical pulses to the spinal cord at a rate ...

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