Neil Lydon jokes with program co-ordinators Lisa Curtis and Robyn Palk. (Megan Macalpine/CBC – image credit) As Neil Lydon adjusts the seat on a recumbent stepper machine, he chuckles, looking back on his first days in the Saint John-based pulmonary rehabilitation program. “I was never brought up with sports, and I see a machine and […]

UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring a diaper distribution event with Allied Pediatrics. The event will take place at 7405 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon.  Officials said, “One in three Tennessee families struggle with diaper insecurity. UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring statewide diaper giveaway events for National Diaper Need Awareness Week Sept. 24 through Oct. 2, […]

Baptist North Mississippi’s pulmonary program certified by leading cardiovascular and pulmonary organization Published 8:00 am Friday, September 23, 2022 Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s pulmonary rehabilitation program was recently certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (Photo by Jake Thompson | Oxford Eagle) Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s pulmonary rehabilitation program was recently certified […]

What does “Pulmonary Fibrosis” mean?  The word “pulmonary” means lung and the word “fibrosis” means scar tissue— similar to scars that form on the skin from an old injury or surgery. So, in its simplest sense, pulmonary fibrosis (PF) means scarring in the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes […]

Step Up Rehab is a new Physiotherapy Practice based in West Bridgford and also offers Mat Pilates, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates and Acupuncture.   The business has recently opened on Gordon Road in West Bridgford and also operates classes at the newly opened F45 gym near Trent Bridge. Owner Shivani Soni told us: – Advertisement […]

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

CHI Memorial announces the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  This certification is recognition of CHI Memorial’s commitment to improving the patients’ quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and coronary […]

Human lungs. Image courtesy Pearson Scott Foresman/Wikimedia Commons Lung transplant is an established treatment for patients with end-stage lung disease. It is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung, usually from a deceased donor. Several modifiable pre- and post-transplant factors contribute to a wide range of physiological and […]

Patients with acute unstable chest wall injuries who were receiving mechanical ventilation experienced modest benefits with operative treatment, a randomized trial suggested. In a modified intention-to-treat analysis involving 207 patients, those who underwent surgery to stabilize rib fractures had more ventilator-free days (VFDs) versus those who did not undergo surgery during the first 28 days […]

Introduction Respiratory care (RC) profession is an essential health-care service given in modern health-care systems. Twenty years of extensive clinical research have offered respiratory therapists with new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for evaluating and treating patients with more complicated cardiopulmonary conditions.1 RC emerged as a profession in the United States (US) in the 1940s with on-The-job […]

Rehabilitation is care that can help you get back, keep or improve abilities that you need for daily life. These abilities may be physical, mental and/or cognitive (thinking and learning). You may have lost them because of a disease or injury, or as a side effect from a medical treatment. Rehabilitation can improve your daily […]

DULUTH — If you were infected by COVID-19 and experienced symptoms more than a month later, you aren’t alone. In fact, studies show about 10%-30% of people become long haulers — meaning they have new, ongoing or worsening symptoms 30 days or longer after their COVID infection. For Fay Haataja, of Carlton County, she knew […]

Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) are likely the predominant method for assessing patient orthopedic surgery outcomes. Yet, they too often miss the mark. A team from Duke University decided to test whether additional domains like sleep disturbance, dyspnea or anxiety measures would improve the accuracy of PROMs. Their study, titled, “Sleep disturbance, dyspnea, and […]

Introduction: Muscle mass may be a better predictor of mortality than BMI in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Serum creatinine depends on muscle mass and renal function; low values may predict higher mortality. Objective: To determine whether there is an association between low serum creatinine and mortality in severe COPD. Methods: This is a retrospective study of serum […]

Asia-Pacific Global Home Healthcare Market Data Analysis When you start a business, do you just feed it? Or do you take the time to plan and research your strategies before entering the market? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably prepare your business before you take the plunge. Companies must strike the right balance between maintaining a […]

This September 30 begins the First Days of Update in Rehabilitation Medicine with presentations by international specialists and highlighting the anniversary of the 20th generation of rehabilitation medicine at the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara of the University of Guadalajara. José de Jesús González Jaime, full professor of rehabilitation medicine and who brought the specialty of […]

Formal physical therapy (PT) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is commonly recommended and is often thought to be indispensable to favorable patient outcomes [1,2]. In contrast to the modern era, these surgeries were performed on older, less active patients with more severe diseases and deformities [3]. These earlier surgeries were more extensive, and weight bearing […]

Newswise — Westwood, NJ – (September 19, 2022) – Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center has received recertification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The recertification recognizes Pascack Valley Medical Center for commitment to improving patient outcomes and quality of life by enhancing standards […]

The most recent report published by Market Research Inc. indicates that the Rehabilitation Therapy Services Market is likely to accelerate significantly in the next few years. Specialists have studied market drivers, restraints, risks and prospects in the global market. The Rehabilitation Therapy Services Market report shows the likely direction of the market in the coming […]