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Many insured South Carolina residents being notified they'll need a new health plan in 2014
The Republic
Nearly a month into the healthcare rollout, at least one group tasked with helping South Carolina's uninsured sign up for coverage in 2014 hasn't been able to assist anyone through the problem-riddled federal website. However, several thousand residents have sought Medicaid coverage through the state's new online application. And many South Carolinians with health insurance are learning they too must buy a new policy.
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SCAPTA Upstate District meeting
SCAPTA
When: 6:45 p.m. Nov. 12

Where: Medical Staff Auditorium — Greenville Health System Main Campus, 701 Grove Rd, Greenville (Park in visitor parking lot in front of hospital. Auditorium is inside atrium to the left.)

Speaker: Jason Frisch

Topic: Orthotic Principles Applied to the Orthopedic Patient

Sponsor: Hanger Clinic

CEUs: One awarded to all SCAPTA members; $10 charge for all nonmembers wanting to receive CEU

If you are planning to attend, please reply to Holly or Trudy by 5 p.m. Nov. 8.



APTA Virtual Career Fair
APTA
Jump start your job search by attending APTA's free Virtual Career Fair 1 to 4 p.m., Nov.5. This live, online event is a great way for you to engage directly with employers, from your home, office or anywhere with a computer. You can participate for as long as you wish, chatting online with recruiters from large and small physical therapy providers, discussing your background and experience and their current and future career opportunities.
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Dance away the pain: Parkinson's patients improve mobility through exercise
NBC News
VideoBriefAt the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., some patients with Parkinson's disease are finding relief from their debilitating symptoms and maintaining their quality of life by dancing.
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Many insured South Carolina residents being notified they'll need a new health plan in 2014
The Republic
Nearly a month into the healthcare rollout, at least one group tasked with helping South Carolina's uninsured sign up for coverage in 2014 hasn't been able to assist anyone through the problem-riddled federal website. However, several thousand residents have sought Medicaid coverage through the state's new online application. And many South Carolinians with health insurance are learning they too must buy a new policy.

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Touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs take step forward in monkey study
CBS News
People with artificial limbs could one day have their sensation of touch restored through electrical stimulation of the brain, new experiments in monkeys reveal. This research could help improve the dexterity of robotic prosthetic limbs, investigators added.

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Report: Thousands in South Carolina will fall through healthcare gap
Greenville News
Some 5.2 million Americans, including 194,330 South Carolinians, won't qualify for either Medicaid or subsidies to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Kaiser Family Foundation said. But the Supreme Court ruled that states could decide whether to expand or not. And in states that didn't expand, like South Carolina, these people aren't eligible for Medicaid or fall below 100 percent of poverty line and are therefore ineligible for coverage under the law, also known as Obamacare.

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How physical therapists can walk the talk in their job
PutMeBackTogether.com
Son Trinh writes, "We spend most of the days in our job as a physical therapist just talking. The question is whether we 'walk the talk' or just open our mouths and let the hot air out, not thinking about how our advice applies to us as much as to improving our patient's health. We're making recommendations, prescribing exercise, describing diseases and what to do about them. There's lots of talking but how about showing?"
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New rules that every therapist should know to lead their practice into a good profitability
PRWeb
Practitioners are the main people responsible for leading the company and demonstrating by example how the practice is to operate. Nitin Chhoda, a physical therapist and international marketing expert, recently released three new rules for practice owners to assist them in leading their practice toward a successful future.
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Global stroke burden increasing
PT in Motion
In what its authors describe as the first study of its kind, the burden of stroke was found to be a growing global issue, with a 25 percent increase in the number of strokes suffered by adults aged 20-64 around the world and disparities among higher and lower-income countries. The study, published in The Lancet, states that the rise in strokes among younger populations will put increased burdens on countries throughout the world.
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ICD-10-CM from an optimistic coder's perspective
By Elizabeth Morgenroth
In my discussions with coders in the past 18 months, I have found that each coder has a reaction to ICD-10-CM as unique as the person expressing it. The emotions associated with ICD-10-CM cover the complete spectrum — from joy to grief, happiness to rage, doubt to certainty. I have experienced each of these emotions, depending on the subject matter and situation. I realize not every coder shares my perception, but I am excited for ICD-10-CM and all it entails and offers in data integration and improved communication.
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Robotic devices can improve stroke patients' upper-extremity mobility
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
It may sound like a 10-year-old's dream — working with robots — but for the therapists at the Burke Rehabilitation Center and Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, it's all in a day's work. The core research at Burke, located in White Plains, N.Y., is the physical rehabilitation of the neurological patient. "We're purely a research institute and that positions us to put a lot of effort into that," explained Dr. Dylan Edwards, director of the noninvasive brain stimulation and robotics lab at Burke. The lab is one of the few programs at Burke Medical Research Institute to use human subjects, and complements a large pre-clinical research program.
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Conceptual limitations of balance measures for community-dwelling older adults
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
A study was conducted to (1) conduct item-level content analysis of balance measures for community-dwelling elderly people based on task and environmental factors and (2) to develop profiles of individual measures summarizing their task and environment representation. Data showed that existing measures focus on single-task assessment in static environments, underrepresenting postural control demands in daily life situations involving dynamic changing environments, person-environment interactions and multitasking.
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Therapy for spinal-cord injuries helping Coloradans regain mobility
Denver Post
VideoBriefThe most promising development in decades of frustrating research on paralysis is that it now appears the spinal cord can learn, and legs can be retrained to walk. Cut off from brain instructions by a traumatic injury, the hyper-sensitive spinal column could become its own brain. For a growing number of spinal-cord patients, progress comes after agonizing months strapped to complex movement machines and fitted into high-tech "exoskeletons," with electrodes delivering painful shocks to dormant muscles. By reminding the spine of the proper motion, it remembers how to walk. Slowly the patient takes over.
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