Jolly Good developing digital therapy VR for Apple Vision Pro and more digital health briefs
Also, new AI-powered mobile apps in Hong Kong support at-home stroke rehabilitation and the mental health of parents of children with special education needs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 3, 2023 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

"Your brain can't wait": perspectives of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury and their parents on physical rehabilitation during the subacute phase - Gmelig Meyling C, Verschuren O, Rentinck ICM, van Driel D, Te Slaa E, Engelbert RH, Gorter JW.
This study explored the perspectives of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their parents with respect to physical rehab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does the disposition of passive coping mediate the association between illness perception and symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with spinal cord injury during first inpatient rehabilitation? - Kuiper H, Leeuwen CMC, Stolwijk-Swuste JM, Post MWM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between illness perception, also called illness cognitions or appraisals, disposition of passive coping, and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and to test whether passive coping mediates the associations between illness p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Deforestation, Encroachment Threaten West Africa ’s One Health Plans
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – a conservation center dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting Sierra Leone’s national chimpanzee. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulFREETOWN, Nov 3 2023 (IPS) Thirty-three years ago, Bala Amerasekaran – a Sri Lankan by birth – visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since then, the West African nation has been his home, where Amerasekaran has dedicated his life to conserving the chimpanzee – Sierra Leone’s national animal. In 1995, with support from the national government, he founded Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the country’s first conservation center that rescue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Biodiversity Conservation COVID-19 Environment Featured Headlines Health Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sierra Leone Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Calendar Year 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies; etc.
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes to the following: 1) Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B payment policies; 2) payment for dental services inextricably linked to specific covered medical services; 3) Medicare Shared Savings Program requirements; 4) updates to the Quality Payment Program; 5) Medicare coverage of opioid use disorder services furnished by opioid treatment programs; 6) updates to certain Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment policies; 7) electronic prescribing for controlled substances for a covered Part D drug under a prescri...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 3, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Awareness through relationships in individuals undergoing rehabilitation following acquired brain injury - McCabe C, Sica A, Fortune DG.
AIM: This cross-sectional study investigated the association between self-awareness and quality of therapeutic relationships following acquired brain injury (ABI) while controlling for the potential impact of cognitive problems. It also aimed to investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Level of evidence of telehealth rehabilitation and behavioral health services for traumatic brain injury: a scoping review - Conklin JP, Wallace T, McCauley KL, Breitenstein J, Gore RK.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant impairments in functioning associated with partial or permanent disabilities. Examining the evidence for domain-specific telehealth interventions is necessary to guide the development of effective clin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Yale Athletics ’ head team physician on covering ‘The Game’
Orthopedics and rehabilitation expert Liz Gardner, a former Yale athlete herself, discusses her work keeping the Bulldogs performing at the highest level. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 1, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Long-term opioid users suffer with crumbling bones, brain injuries and little hope of treatment
Medical experts say more study and support is needed for overdose survivors and long-time opioid users who are harmed, left with injuries or chronic health problems that then hinder their rehabilitation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

YSM launches new physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program
To be led by Jennifer Hankenson, the program will train future physiatrists at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics& Rehabilitation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 31, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zynex Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 31, 2023 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Zynex, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYXI), an innovative medical technology company specializing in the manufacture and sale of non-invasive medical devices for pain management, rehabilitation,... Devices, Monitoring Zynex (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 31, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shepherd Center expansion to help solve 'inexcusable' waits at hospital, co-founder says (Podcast)
If you ’re going to be truly successful, you’re going to have to believe in your mission. Anything less “just doesn't do it,” said Alana Shepherd, co-founder and chairman of Shepherd Center. The Atlanta-based rehabilitation hospital has treated more than 35,000 patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions. It's undergoing a major expansion, including a new apartment tower and research and innovation hub, to accomodate the demand for the center. “You have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Crystal Edmonson Source Type: news

F.D.A. Experts Will Vote on Safety of a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
The treatment from the company Vertex would be the first medicine to use the gene editing tool CRISPR. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Sickle Cell Anemia Food and Drug Administration Crispr (DNA) Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc Genetic Engineering Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Therapy and Rehabilitation CRISPR Therapeutics Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health Increases Resources for Mental Health Services
[Govt of SA] The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) is currently in the process of implementing a number of interventions to increase resources for mental health which include mental health specialised professionals and rehabilitation services in order to improve access and availability of mental health services in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news

A vocational intervention that enhances return to work after severe acquired brain injury: a pragmatic trial - Simpson GK, McRae P, Gates TM, Daher M, Johnston D, Cameron ID.
BACKGROUND: Following a severe acquired brain injury, individuals often have low return to work rates. The Vocational Intervention Program (VIP), a partnership of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program community rehabilitation centres with external vocational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news