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Empowering People to Regain Their Mobility

Lifestyles - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:35
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(NewsUSA) - What is your everyday routine? Now, consider what it would be like if you had an accident or health condition that changed or prevented your daily activities.

When you sustain an injury to a bone or joint in your body, the things that are inherently second nature can be temporarily disrupted and inhibit you from doing those things you truly enjoy. That is, until you restore your mobility with orthopaedic care and rehabilitation.

Many people, of all ages, in the U.S. are faced with mobility limitations that require orthopaedic intervention. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), one in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move.

To inspire patients to fight for their mobility and promote the value of orthopaedic care to society, the AAOS started the "A Nation in Motion" campaign. This initiative focuses on stories of patients who have experienced a "Second First," the point in time when a patient, who had lost the ability to do something because of his or her orthopaedic condition, can do the act once again. Patients who are looking for advice to help restore their everyday lives can find a surgeon close to their location, research bone and joint health procedures and risks, read other patients' experiences and peruse pain management tips.

To help patients develop realistic goals about their recovery, Dr. Elizabeth G. Matzkin, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and chief of Women's Sports Medicine, prefers to assess her patient's surgical recovery and rehabilitation expectations with in-depth interviews.

"Sometimes I tell people: 'I'm so glad you're not in any pain or that you're not uncomfortable, but you need to take it easy so this heals.' A lot of procedures take at least three months to heal," said Dr. Matzkin.

According to the AAOS, "all surgeries have a minimum recovery time during which the patient will not be able to participate in all of the activities he or she did before the surgery, injury or onset of their orthopaedic condition."

"I have patients who say, 'I will work really hard; I'm a fast healer.' And I say, 'The recovery is still recovery,'" said Dr. Matzkin.

Visit ANationInMotion.org to learn more about how you can fight for your mobility or reach your Second First.

Builders find 11-foot python

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:33
An 11-foot python was found in a pipe at a construction site in South Florida. WSVN has more on this story.
Categories: National News

On-Site Workplace Health Clinics Emphasize Chiropractic Care

Lifestyles - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:32
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(NewsUSA) - Google has embraced it. So have Apple and Facebook.

In fact, they're part of a growing trend among businesses -- at least those that recognize the link between healthy bottom lines and healthy employees -- to adopt on-site wellness programs that incorporate chiropractic care.

"Employers are now seeing that employee health is important beyond health care costs," said Beth Bierbower, president of Humana's Employer Group Segment. "It has profound impacts on productivity, retention, workplace engagement and morale."

One of the earliest adoptees was the Wisconsin-based nutritional supplement company Standard Process. So impressed was management back in 1988 with the enthusiasm for an employee-initiated walking program that it ultimately took things a giant step further -- starting a wellness program for its own and other companies' workers called "Cultivate." Its four core pillars: nutrition, fitness, health education and -- yes, you guessed it -- chiropractic care.

To date, Standard Process reports approximately 90 percent employee participation, which has resulted in:

* Reduced health care claims.

* Higher rates of employees committing to health and wellness goals.

* Enhanced employee productivity, health, satisfaction and retention.

"As evidence emerges further documenting the positive outcomes associated with chiropractic care, I expect a larger number of employers will be impressed and take steps toward inclusion of chiropractic care," said Gerard Clum, DC, of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

To locate a doctor of chiropractic in your area, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

Football coach reinstated after controversial 'watermelon ritual'

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that some say is racist.
Categories: National News

Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:28
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
Categories: Health

Total CEO death: Moscow airport worker denies he was drunk

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:07
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Customers up, profit up at Comcast

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:57
As it awaits approval of its merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast continues to show solid growth, both in profit and in the number of new customers.

Flipping gender roles in famous movies

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:55
Women as "Ghostbusters" is a good start. What about Sofia Vergara as Scarface?
Categories: Entertainment News

Kenny G angers China with Hong Kong protest visit

CNN World - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:07
Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G wants everyone to know that he's not a foreign agitator trying to defy the Chinese Communist Party.
Categories: International News

45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:05
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
Categories: Health

After six months of recall costs, GM making money again

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:55
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Eleanor Roosevelt's sharp tongue

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:17
"Dammed if you do, damned if you don't" -- 12 inspirational quotes from the U.S. President's charismatic wife.
Categories: National News

China spends $1.5 billion pampering pets

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:07
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
A World Health Organization report on tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.
Categories: Health

New requirements for travelers from Ebola-stricken nations

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
Categories: Health

Snow plow driver, 4 others held over Moscow plane crash

CNN World - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:26
A snow plow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday.
Categories: International News

Just how sick are Europe's top banks?

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:14
Europe's economy is looking frail again, but is it at risk of cardiac arrest?

Giant gold nugget discovered

CNN - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:07
Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story.
Categories: National News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:57
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