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Botox Gets FDA Nod for Spasticity Treatment

An expanded indication for onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) recently received FDA approval to treat adults with upper limb spasticity. The new approval follows the FDA’s nod in 2010 to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers in adults, which often occurs after stroke, TBI, or the progression of MS.
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Craig Hospital and Shepherd Center Enter Affiliation Agreement with Kindred Healthcare

The clinical and research prowess of two leading rehabilitation hospitals will soon be felt throughout a network of healthcare facilities nationwide as part of a recent affiliation deal Louisville, Ky-headquartered, Kindred Healthcare Inc struck with Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital.
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Two Independent Minnesota Ortho Practices Come Together

In a move that will result in their becoming one of the largest independently owned groups in the United States, two Minnesota-area orthopedic practices—Twin Cities Orthopedics and St Croix Orthopaedics—have announced that they will be joining forces beginning this summer.
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Acetaminophen Unimpressive for Arthritis Pain Relief; Physical Treatments Urged

Long used as a pain reliever by patents affected by arthritis, acetaminophen was recently tested for its effectiveness in management of spinal pain and osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Researchers found that the drug underperformed, and even suggested physical treatment as a mainstay solution.
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New Leadership Installed at Source Medical

A recently installed executive leadership team is characterized by healthcare information technology (IT) veterans who have previous tenures at firms that include Allscripts, Dell, and NextGen.
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Innovation is Target of New Partnership Between Purdue and BraunAbility

BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems based in Lafayette, Ind, recently struck a partnership with Purdue University with the aim of sparking a high level of innovation among mobility products.
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Emory Hospitals Honored for Stroke Care and Treatment

High recognition was recently given to several Emory Healthcare hospitals by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for excellence in the treatment and care of stroke patients.
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North Dakota Law Regulates Acupuncture Practice

In an action that has produced North Dakota’s first state law regarding acupuncture practice, the state will now require national standards for education and certification examinations.
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Hip Protection at Point of Impact Product Helps Protect Fall-Risk Patients

Medical Protection Technologies, Harbor, Wash, has launched what the company describes as its “next generation” Fall-Safe Hip Protectors, designed to provide a simple solution for helping prevent hip fractures. The specialized undergarments, containing a pair of pads designed to prevent fractures from a fall onto the hip, reflect an emphasis on preventing the fracture, not just the fall.
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