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 ...Read More
A Method for Establishing Hours of Attendant Care: The Determination of Need Protocol
AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning | Winter 2016
Designed and adopted by the University of Chicago Gerontology Program for the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the Determination of Need Protocol (DON) is a user-friendly ...Read More
Nurses rank as most trusted profession for 15th straight year
McKnight’s News | December 20, 2016
According to Gallup’s annual poll about honesty and ethical standards among various fields, many Americans trust their healthcare providers to be honest and ethical.
Medical professionals took the top 3 spots of the annual ...Read More
High-Frequency Stimulation Better for Chronic Back and Leg Pain, Study Says
National Pain Report November 2, 2016
A recent study reported in Neurosurgery demonstrates long-term superior results of high frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) versus traditional low-frequency SCS in the treatment of chronic back and leg pain. High-frequency SCS, ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
[Technology helps keep patients and seniors at home and out of facilities](http://www.homecaremag.com/aging-place/september-2015/keeping-seniors-their-homes-technology#sthash.7YQxXypF.dpuf)
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 ...
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
Early Release / March 15, 2016 / 65
NOTE FROM DAWN COOK: THIS IS THE ENTIRE 35,738 PAGE REPORT
Deborah Dowell, MD1; Tamara M. Haegerich, PhD; Roger Chou, MD1 (View author affiliations)
This guideline provides recommendations for ...Read More
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 ...Read More