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PT and the Opioid Epidemic

The History Behind the Opioid Epidemic and the APTA’s Mission to Stop It: America is currently living through the deadliest drug epidemic in history. Data based on a government survey in 2018 found that 2.6 million people in the United States suffer from an opioid use disorder. The roots of today’s opioid epidemic stem back to 1980 when a doctor by the name of Hershel Jick and his assistant, Jane Porter, published a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, stating that the ris...
Posted on 2021-02-26

Exercise and COVID-19

Exercise and COVID-19
Return to Exercise after COVID-19 The symptom spectrum of COVID-19 is very broad, ranging from mild-moderate to severe symptoms that require supportive care. The majority fall into the mild-moderate category but COVID-19 can affect multiple systems in the body such as cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, musculoskeletal, and GI1. Many people have been affected by this virus either personally or have a close family/friend who have tested positive. In addition, due to lockdowns and quarantines many p...
Posted on 2021-01-18

Balance Systems

Balance Systems
The Balance Systems: Falls Leading Cause of Death and Disability  By: Karli Lynch  How Dangerous is the Problem? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of deaths relating to injuries. In fact, more than one third of adults aged 65 and older fall every year in the U.S. The CDC states that deaths due to falls have increased 30 of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, including bruises, hip fractures, and head trauma...
Posted on 2020-12-17
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