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South Carolina panel approves bill opposing federal healthcare law
The Associated Press via WACH-TV
A House panel has advanced a bill declaring South Carolina's opposition to the federal healthcare law. The measure approved 4-2 along party lines would put Republican lawmakers' well-known opposition into state law. It says no state employee could help enforce provisions of the federal law.
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Save $75 by registering to attend the SCAPTA Annual Conference before April 1
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The early-bird deadline for the SCAPTA Annual Conference closes April 1. Why pay more when you don't have to? Choose one of the three separate 10-hour educational tracks to earn 1 CEU. We also have a course exclusively for students, as well as a career fair.
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Upstate District meeting
SCAPTA
Please mark your calendars and plan to join the Upstate District for our next SCAPTA meeting. This will be our last district meeting until fall 2013.

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: Dinner at 6:45 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m.
Speaker: Thomas R. Denninger, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., F.A.A.O.M.P.T.
Location: Village at Pelham, Medical Office Building Community Room
2755 S. Hwy 14, Greer, S.C., 29650
Sponsor: Sportsclub

Dinner will be provided. In order to help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to Trudy at trudy_messer@bhsi.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage nonmembers to attend, however, there will be a $10 charge to receive the CEU certificate.

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Physical Therapy for Cancer Survivors
APTA
On April 18, APTA will host the Physical Therapy for Cancer Survivors, a webinar presented by Andrea Richtel Branas, P.T., M.P.T., M.S.E., C.L.T. Find out why cancer survivorship is a chronic disease and which musculoskeletal and functional needs are most common to cancer survivors and explore your important role to the well-being of this patient population.
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APTA to host Virtual Career Fair on April 9
APTA
APTA's first-ever online Virtual Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT. This live, online event is the most efficient and effective way to engage directly with employers about current and future career opportunities. Participants may join the Fair for as long as they wish, chatting one-on-one with employers actively seeking candidates from the physical therapy community. Members should come prepared to discuss their background and experience, share their resume and ask questions of the recruiters. Registration is open and space is limited.
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South Carolina panel approves bill opposing federal healthcare law
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A House panel has advanced a bill declaring South Carolina's opposition to the federal healthcare law. The measure approved 4-2 along party lines would put Republican lawmakers' well-known opposition into state law. It says no state employee could help enforce provisions of the federal law.

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Preparation advice for the new travel therapist
PutMeBackTogether.com
Preparing to leave home for a week is stressful. Preparing to leave home for three months as a new travel therapist is even more so. There is a lot to consider and take care of before taking off for your travel assignment. Between your home, your pets, your car and yourself, you have a lot to do.

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Sequestration: Mandatory payment reductions in the Medicare fee-for-service program
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This list-serv message is directed at the Medicare FFS program. In general, Medicare FFS claims with dates of service or dates of discharge on or after April 1 will incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payment.

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People to People announces OT and PT delegation to Costa Rica
People to People
Dr. Karen Jacobs, former president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association, will be leading a unique overseas cultural and professional exchange opportunity in August. People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of occupational therapy and physical therapy professionals who will travel to San Jose and Arenal, Costa Rica, from August 3-10.
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Torn meniscus treatments: Physical therapy just as good as surgery
The Associated Press via CBS News
A new study that compares physical therapy to knee surgery for torn meniscus' finds that therapy can be just as effective, not to mention cheaper. Results were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference in Chicago.
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Hand therapy tools focus on function
TodayinPT
New splinting materials, taping, mirrors and a simple invention are some of the tools hand therapists can reach for to help their patients regain functional movement and get back to their daily activities. According to Margot Miller, P.T., vice president of provider solutions at WorkWell, more PTs are becoming certified hand therapists than in the past.
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