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Cuomo Moves to Stop the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that nursing homes are of special concern to him because of the tragic deaths of nursing home residents in Washington State. So, “we are putting additional requirements on nursing homes,” he says. The Governor announced during a novel coronavirus briefing that in an effort to protect frail residents of…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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CMS Moves to Assist Providers to Combat COVID-19 Virus

With the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quickly moves to protect patients in hospitals and residents in nursing facilities by ensuring health care facilities have up-to-date information to adequately respond to the spread of the virus while making it clear to providers that as always, CMS will hold them…

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Using Smart Bandages to Heal Chronic Wounds

For the first time, faculty in the biomedical engineering department—a shared department with the UConn School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering— designed a wirelessly-controlled, or “smart,” bandage and corresponding smartphone-sized platform that can precisely deliver different medications to the wound with independent dosing. This Smart bandage, developed by Dr. Ali…

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Taking a Look at Medicare Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Two few Medicare patients, women and non-white patients, participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, says findings in a recently published study in American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This observational studies and identified the populations and regions most at risk for suboptimal cardiac rehabilitation.…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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