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4 hrs ago | WMSH-AM Sturgis

Health care jobs growing fast in NE Indiana

By: Tim Murray FORT WAYNE - If you're looking for a career field with growth potential, health care is the ticket.


Related Topix: Nursing

8 hrs ago |

5 Things People Don't Tell You About Acupuncture

Does acupuncture really work? What's it like to have a bunch of needles stuck in you? Health magazine editors Camille Chatterjee and Ellen Seidman recently started getting treatments to alleviate pain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Acupuncture, Health

21 hrs ago | The Wave

Some Help for Troublesome Pelvic Floor Muscles

Joan O'Neill of Yorba Linda, beside the rubber fitness balls used in her therapy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Orange, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Altoona VA center expands facilities

Navy veteran Barni Hodossy of Shirleysburg, who was a radio operator in the Mediterranean during the 1980s, has fought with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and bi-polar disorders and cocaine abuse.


Related Topix: Shirleysburg, PA, Medicine, Psychiatry

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Little Argus: July 29

Story time and craft for ages 4 and up at Carlsbad Public Library. Kids will make an ocean craft and a Krazy Kazoo.


Related Topix: Carlsbad, NM, Family, Kids, Medicine, Lea County, NM, Santa Fe, NM


Correcting Gait Dysfunction

At Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia's Clifton Street practice, a large percentage of the patient population has gait dysfunction because of a history of falls, said physical therapist Abbey J. McClanahan, PT, DPT.


Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News Today

Children with spina bifda assessed on self-care ability

Spina bifda is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase.


Related Topix: Medicine, Turkey, World News

Sys-Con Media

Masimo Announces CE Mark and Limited Market Release of Radius-7(TM)...

With rainbowA SETA noninvasive measurements, Radius-7 with Root can alert clinicians -- at the bedside or remotely, through the Masimo Patient SafetyNet A remote monitoring and notification system -- of critical changes in a patient's oxygen saturation, pulse rate, respiration rate, or haemoglobin that may indicate pulmonary, cardiac, or internal ... (more)


Related Topix: Masimo, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Nursing, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Times Observer

Students provide the art; Patients provide the umph

When recovering from an injury, an individual's motivation is often being able to get back to doing the things he or she used to do.


Related Topix: Medicine, Warren, PA, Tidioute, PA, Warren County, PA


Physical therapist assistant program ranks high for job placement

San Jacinto College PTA students Melissa Williams and Michael Sudbrook practice transferring a patient from a wheelchair to a plinth table.


Related Topix: Medicine

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Welcome to the Injury Zone

I want to formally welcome everyone to our very first blog post here on The Injury Zone! My name is Russ, and I am a physical therapist and the clinical director for Lattimore of Spencerport Physical Therapy.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Healthy vitamin D levels help relieve chronic pain

Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vitamin D, Supplement, Nutrition

Kevin, M.D.

Hospice patients can use functional improvement too

One of the skilled nursing facilities I work with has a hospice unit. We occasionally have patients on the hospice unit who might benefit from physical therapy.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Darien News-Review

Letter: Physical therapist thanks patients before moving...

After 33 years of providing physical therapy services to Darien and the surrounding communities, I would like to announce that I am retiring from practice at the end of the month.


Related Topix: Medicine, Darien, CT, Opinion


Joan L. Fishback

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Joan L. Fishback age 92, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born August 23, 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward E. and Elizabeth Biggert Landers, Joan graduated from high school in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a physical therapy license from Bouve School in Boston. During World War II, Joan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was the first physical therapist to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater, where she set up and ran the therapy programs at army hospitals in Calcutta, India and Kunming, China. After being discharged in 1946, she completed a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then worked as a physical therapist at the Boston Veteran Administration Hospital, ultimately becoming chief therapist. In Richmond, Joan worked as a physical therapist for Colonial Crest Convalescent Center, served on the boards of R.S.V.P. and Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels herself for over 20 years and was active in First Friends Meeting and numerous other organizations. Survivors include her son, Paul (Barbara) Fishback of Grandville, Michigan, and two grandchildren, Margaret Fishback and Andrew Fishback, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Fishback who died on March 9, 2014, and brother, Edward Landers Jr. who died serving his country during the war. A memorial service for Joan L. Fishback will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to: Girls Inc. of Wayne County, P.O. Box 43, Richmond, IN 47374 and Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at


Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Medicine, Boston, IN, World News, India, China, Tufts University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Live Well Center Adds To Staff

In accordance with the expansion of the wellness program, Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy welcomes Jenna Austin as the newest addition to the organization's staff.


Related Topix: Chautauqua, NY, Medicine, Fredonia, NY, Cherry Creek, NY

North Country Now

Story from

After being released from the hospital, Alice Donnelly, Canton, regained her strength with physical therapy at the RiverLedge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center where she.


Related Topix: Medicine

Hispanic Business

Djo Finance LLC - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of...

This management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is intended to provide an understanding of our results of operations, financial condition and where appropriate, factors that may affect future performance.


Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Advance

Albemarle Neighbor: Bernie Blystone

As one of the first physical therapists to practice in Elizabeth City, Bernie Blystone has helped thousands of patients in four decades.


Related Topix: Medicine, Elizabeth City, NC, University of Pittsburgh, Moyock, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Manteo, NC

Business Wire

Kim Radcliffe, PT, MHA, Named President of Align Networks

Radcliffe most recently served as vice president of operations and has been with Align Networks since 2006.


Related Topix: Medicine