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Affiliation:

  • The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

Location:

  • Indianapolis, IN

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds.

    About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment -- defined as either blindne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If possible, people who've had a stroke should be sent directly to inpatient rehabilitation after their hospital discharge. This would be instead of a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, according to new guidelines by the American Heart Association

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical robot outperformed human surgeons in stitching the small intestines of pigs back together, researchers report.

    Without any direct human interaction, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) reconnected the intestines with sutures that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about their children's use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.

    The study included 107 parents of children ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests.

    Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting up to 3 percent of children...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

    Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.

    One expert wasn't surprised by the finding.

    While the exact reason for the increase in hip and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Spine Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal fusion surgery is too often used to treat lower back pain when a simpler procedure would suffice for many patients, according to a pair of new clinical trials.

    People suffering from spinal stenosis -- pinched nerves caused by a narrowi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuromuscular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freak diving accident at age 19 left Ian Burkhart's arms and legs paralyzed. Now 24, the former athlete has regained some use of his fingers, hand and wrist thanks to an experimental technology never before tried in humans, researchers report.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blisters are the bane of every runner, but a new study suggests that surgical tape may solve the problem.

    "It's kind of a ridiculously cheap, easy method of blister prevention," said study author Dr. Grant Lipman. The t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wedding band may be powerful medicine against cancer, a new study suggests.

    Married people seem to have a marked survival advantage, the researchers found: Single men with cancer had a death rate 27 percent higher than it was for married male p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freezing technique may reduce the debilitating phantom limb pain that many amputees experience, according to a new, small study.

    Chronic pain that emanates from the site of a severed limb can be reduced in some cases when the remaining nerve and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the length of the ends of your DNA strands may not be the best predictor of how long you will live, a new study suggests.

    Instead, simpler measures that include your age and your ability to climb stairs or walk a short distance may mor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its second-ever "biosimilar" drug, Inflectra, for adults with Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic plaque psoriasis, among other prescribed uses.

    In a media release, the agency said...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery seems to help ease joint pain and improve mobility in the long run, new research suggests.

    "Previous studies have reported improvement in pain and function [after weight-loss surgery]," said study author Wendy King, an associa...Full Article