Gerontology & Geriatrics

Falls a 'major epidemic' for older Americans

From late-night tumbles on the way to the bathroom to accidents outdoors, more and more elderly Americans are dying after a fall, with the risk doubling since 2000, according to a study published Tuesday.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Rehabilitating knees

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee isn't just painful in the moment—the injury also increases a patient's risk of developing osteoarthritis later.

Health

Telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation reduces 30-day readmissions

New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that video telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation interventions reduce 30-day all-cause ...

Cardiology

Stroke patients receive different amounts of physical therapy

Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Telerehabilitation benefits patients with late-stage cancers

Recent research led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical ...

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