Core VIPP Cooperative Agreement Updates 2013 National Meeting of the Safe States Alliance, SAVIR, & CDC Injury Center June 5-7, 2013 in Baltimore, MD The Safe States Alliance, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center, have joined forces to host a

A new study of 85 people who had a history of repeated mild head traumas found that 68 of them, nearly all of whom played sports, had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative and incurable disease whose symptoms can include memory loss, depression and dementia. The photographs shown via the link below, from seven

HR NEWS Health Reform Rules Proposed Three new proposed rules to implement provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cover guaranteed issuance of coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, essential health benefits and wellness program incentives. New California Discrimination Laws to Take Effect Effective January 2013, two new California laws will broaden what constitutes

On November 12, 2012, Dr. Debra Braunling-McMorrow was named the new President and CEO of Learning Services. In recent years, Learning Services has focused on expanding post-acute neuro-rehabilitation services within the existing programs. With a strong foundation and service delivery model in place, the company is ready for continued development. Dr. McMorrow brings the leadership

By ROBERT PEAR Published: October 22, 2012 WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration. In a proposed settlement of a

The Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is conducting important research. The research consists of two online surveys: one for individuals with brain injuries and the other for their family members or significant others. The survey is designed to collect information about the potential educational needs that these

 MMWR Weekly Volume 61, No. 41 October 19, 2012 PDF of this issue Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables Earn CE MMWR Online Subscriptions Contact MMWR CDC Homepage MMWR RSS Feed How to Add MMWR RSS feeds Learn More About RSS REPORTS Health Hazards Associated with Laundry Detergent Pods — United States, May–June 2012 full text

Congressional Schedule & Budget Congress has adjourned until November 13.  The “lame duck” session following the elections will include decisions on numerous expiring tax cuts.  There are also rumors that a “gang of six (or eight)” Senators are working on a bipartisan compromise bill aimed at avoiding the sequester (automatic cuts).  The outcome of any