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You don’t have to Run Far or Fast to Get Heart Health and Longevity Benefits from Running

Running as little as five minutes daily can slash a person’s risk of heart disease related death. And that running doesn’t have to be a sprint. Even slow runners benefit, according to a study published July 28, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers have long known that exercise […]

FDA Warns Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Back, Neck Pain May Result in Rare but Serious Adverse Events

Many people who have pain in the back or neck, as well as pain radiating into the legs or arms, are treated with injectable corticosteroids. Injected into the epidural space of the spine, the injections are done to reduce swelling and inflammation, and, ultimately, temporarily relieve pain or discomfort.

But the U.S. Food […]

Medicare Patients, Physical Therapists Stand to Lose in Government’s Outpatient Therapy Reform

The national association representing physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association is calling on policymakers to reject some recommendations released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which would diminish needed coverage for many Medicare patients.

Cutting back on physical therapy services would be a step in the wrong direction for not only patients […]

Bill Promoting Patient Access to Physical Therapy Introduced February 14, 2013

Legislation reintroduced in February protects patients from random limits on physical therapy services for people after they’ve suffered stroke, traumatic brain injury or hip fracture. The legislation also addresses the effective management of conditions, including Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, according to a Feb. 14 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association, an […]