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VA Caregiver Support Program services praised

The VA earned praise for its Caregiver Support Program, which aims to assist family caregivers of veterans and provides services to aid in caring for their loved ones. Health policy community urged to consider program “potential model” for Medicare reform.

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Casa Colina seminar offers help for managing low back pain

Southern California area residents have the opportunity to attend a free community education seminar presented by Pomona, Calif-based Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Pomona Campus. The program is titled Managing Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

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Dual-Eligible Medicare Advantage Members At Risk for Diminished Quality Outcomes

Technology company Inovalon released preliminary results of a study to better understand quality performance of dual-eligible members in Medicare Advantage plans. The study seeks to demonstrate how differences in dual-eligibles’ clinical, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics result in worse performance on a majority of the measures evaluated.

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NIH Awards Exploratory Grant to Ekso Bionics Holdings

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, headquartered in Richmond, Calif, announced today that it has been awarded a P20 Exploratory Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of an exoskeleton prototype for children.

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Myoelectric Hand Design Offers Four Fingers and Thumb

A new generation of myoelectric hands designed with four fingers and a thumb was demonstrated at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. The demonstration patient had both hands and feet amputated as the result of battling sepsis.

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Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Among Top 10 Medical Innovations

Time is precious in responding to stroke victims. The development of a mobile stroke treatment unit equipped to handle the specific needs of most individuals affected by stroke was hailed by Cleveland Clinic as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015.

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Software Designed to Assist with ICD-10 Readiness

Benchmark Systems, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va, has set a Nov. 1 release date for its Benchmark Code Assistant software, which is designed to assist healthcare practices transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.