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2014-05-01 16:33:28

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, has named Leo I. "Lee" Higdon Jr. as non-executive Chairman of the Board, effective May 1, 2014. He will succeed Jon F. Hanson, who has served as a director of HealthSouth since 2002 and non-executive chairman of the board since 2005. In recognition of his long and outstanding service, his fellow...

2014-05-01 08:30:52

Year-round Play Contributes to 10-fold Increase of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Among Youth ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem for professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent among high school and middle school athletes due to increased play and competition at the youth level. Repetitive stress to a pitcher's ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)--an important...

2014-04-30 08:28:11

Proven Principles in Sport Science and Energy Management Shed New Light on Improving Health Outcomes NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson announced, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the creation of the Global Alliance for Health and Performance (the Global Alliance). The Global Alliance will work to educate and promote the ways in which proven principles of sport science and energy management can move society from a disease...

2014-04-29 23:13:19

Courses have resulted in 100% of attendees passing the certification exam. Clinics see the need and future in Workers’ Comp Rehab. Next training dates announced. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The International Sports Professionals Association™ (ISPA) and Heartland Rehabilitation Services (HRS) held the second online training course for Rehabilitation Professionals in Workers’ Compensation on January 28, 2014 and ran for three consecutive weeks. The course offered an advanced...

2014-04-25 16:22:28

CHICAGO, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 20 percent of children ages 8-12 and 45 percent of 13-14 year-olds experience shoulder and elbow pain at some point during the baseball season. In fact, overuse complications are responsible for more than half of all sports injuries among middle and high school athletes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120118/CG37630LOGO These alarming statistics were the impetus for a new program offered...

Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries To High School Athletes In 6 Seasons
2014-04-23 11:36:22

[ Watch the Video: Basketball Injuries In High School Athletes On The Rise ] Nationwide Children's Hospital Study calls for more access to on-site athletic trainers to properly assess injuries Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and...

2014-04-23 08:33:12

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) and Mountain States Health Alliance today announced they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to own and operate the James H. & Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. The freestanding 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and...

2014-04-21 23:03:44

A team of Allegheny Health Network physicians has presented the first evidence supporting an objective method of concussion assessment. Reporting at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, specialists from the orthopaedics, neurology, and sports medicine programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) determined that a clinical diagnosis of concussion was highly correlated with results from oculomotor and vestibular reflex testing. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)...

2014-04-19 23:01:39

Sport and Spine Rehab’s CEO Dr. Jay Greenstein, along with Dr. Allen Sokoloff, and Dr. Spencer Baron will see their POWER Play in Sports SAFE (Supporting Athletes and Families through Education) Gameplan© Certification program presented for the first time by the Illinois Chiropractic Association on May 22nd in Chicago. Rockville MD (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 Driven by the need to raise awareness and ensure the protection and safety of youth participants in sports, especially those...

2014-04-17 23:11:38

As the annual National Athletic Training Month (NATM) has ended for 2014, the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) would like to recognize all of the athletic trainers (ATs), athletic training students (ATSs), and sports organizations in NYS that took part in promoting the athletic training (AT) profession during March to bring athletic health and safety into the spotlight. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Athletic trainers (ATs), as health care professionals who...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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