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Move It, Move It

smcternan March 16th, 2014, 1:00 PM
Sandra McTernan, MSN, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
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Upon my return from a national conference on all things Pediatrics and Healthcare, an interesting discussion was ignited by Bone Health and the loss of bone density in children. Why are children today experiencing more bone breakage and weaker bones? Does the use of sunscreen have anything to do with it? Maybe,but then again maybe not as skin cancer is also on the rise in younger and younger children. What is a parent to do about their child’s bone health. Well it is known that kids that are active have…

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Ten Years Into The Journey

jjue August 31st, 2013, 1:30 PM
Jeffrey Jue, PT, Rehabilitation Consultant
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Ten years ago this week, I shed the title of physical therapy student and started my first day of work. I stepped through the front doors of a New York area hospital a bit nervous, filled with enthusiasm and a new license in hand.

Today I make home visits, the license has been renewed several times and the enthusiasm is still strong. I’ve had my share of success and of course made mistakes along the way. Before I knew it, one day turned into a year which turned to five and here…

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Prevent Falls with a Nightlight

jjue January 25th, 2013, 9:12 AM
Jeffrey Jue, PT, Rehabilitation Consultant
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Are you looking for a device that can help your loved one lower his or her risk of falling in the home? How about one that fits in the palm of your hand? Surprisingly this post isn’t about the latest generation of smart phones, but the good old-fashioned nightlight.

I have found that many older adults fall at night simply because adequate and accessible light is not available. A routine trip to the bathroom could potentially result in injury. Unfortunately, in this country, falls related injuries continue to be one…

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