Ep 98 Spinal Tap News Wrap Up – mid-September – PT News, Pint-Sized

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LEAD STORY: ZIKA VIRUS (1:00)

NPR: Doctors Fear Zika Is A Sleeping Giant in Haiti

KHou: Medical specialists needed to care for Zika babies are in short supply

NY Times: Study Finds Increase in Temporary Paralysis Accompanied Zika Outbreaks

 

 

 

SPORTS PT: PARALYMPICS (2:16)

Paralympics: “a Games fighting for life,” turning into a sellout

 

NEURO PT: CONCUSSION (3:24)

{071201-N-6463B-543} -- Baltimore, MD. (Dec. 1, 2007) -- CAPTION Navy Quarter Back Troy Gross gets sacked by a blitzing Army defender at the 108th annual Army vs. Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Navy defeated the Black Knights of Army with a score of 38-3. The Navy Midshipmen have now won the past six Army Navy battles. The 8-4 Midshipmen have accepted an invitation to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, Ca on Dec. 20th. SLUG LINE U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Herbert D. Banks Jr. (RELEASED)

Concussion Foundation: TEAM UP DAY, Sept 13

NY Times: Playing with a concussion doubles recovery time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Despite billions spent on treatment, concussions still a puzzle

ESPN: Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares detail on concussion treatment via Instagram

 

 

FAS

APTA HAPPENINGS (5:10):

Move Forward PT releases PSA (video)

Flash Action Strategy (Sept 14-15) to focus on PT PAC

PT in Motion: APTA ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By CMS Decision on New Evaluation Codes in Proposed 2017 Fee Schedule

 

ACROSS THE PROFESSION (8:06): 

The Spokesman Review: Vets picket VA hospital in Spokane over cuts to physical therapy program

 

LEGISLATION (8:42):

ILCFSBPT: Interstate Licensure compact gains traction

 

 

ACROSS HEALTHCARE (9:22):

Huffington Post: Yoga Therapy: The Newest Health Trend that Doctors are Paying Attention To

Early sport specialization:

 

RESEARCH (10:39):

National Institutes of Health: NIH establishes new research program to address health disparities of chronic disease

Alzheimer’s

PT in Motion: LEAP: Bringing Cochrane to the Clinic

 

BUZZWORD: Internet of Things (12:45)

PT in Motion: Physical Therapy and the Internet of Things

Business Insider: Internet of Things in Healthcare: Information Technology in Health

 

WHAT THE HELL THEATRE (13:47):

Miami Herald: Teacher who doesn’t speak Spanish sues after being rejected from job teaching Spanish

Guelph Today: Do-it-yourself headlight replacement ends in tickets for Guelph man

Mother Nature Network: Greenland tourism hub showcases natural beauty, perilously fast-melting glacier

 

CREDITS: 

This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, recent Marymount University Alum, and executive producers Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Meghan Zwahlen, SPT from Columbia University.

 

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