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By: Ian Simpson Article Overview: The U.S. government launched on Monday a sweeping study of rising sports-related concussions among youth, amid concerns that the injuries may have contributed to the suicides of professional football players. The Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science, will probe sports-related concussions in young people from elementary

Larry Boswell sat slumped in a wheelchair. His sweatpants were soiled, his T-shirt soaked in saliva. Flies buzzed around his head He was able to walk when he arrived at Illinois’ Cobden Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in 2008, government records show, something he can’t manage now. Speech therapy for the 57- year-old ended shortly after

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent. A Kansas City, Mo., couple had their daughter taken into custody by the

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