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Medicare recipients using rehabilitation services report major functional improvements


A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That's assuming Medicare - the nation's largest federal health insurance program for seniors - survives recent talk of its demise.
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Don’t Miss Out guides and video launched to improve healthcare provision for people with a learning disability


Learning disability charity Mencap, in partnership with NHS England, has launched a new animation and online guides called Don’t Miss Out to raise awareness of the importance for people with a learning disability to be on their GP’s learning disability register.
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Study shows real-world massage is effective treatment for low back pain


In the first study of its kind, researchers found real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain.
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Adults with disabilities screened less often for colorectal cancer


Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly 135,000 cases reported in 2016. The likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer is strongly related to the stage in which it is diagnosed.
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Many youths with diabetes not being screened for diabetic retinopathy


Many youths with type 1 and 2 diabetes are not receiving eye examinations as recommended to monitor for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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