Monthly Archives: August 2018

Getting in on the Biotech Real Estate Ground Floor

This is an uprecedented and exciting time in industrial real estate. Biotech companies are expanding exponentially, and they need space. Lots of it. A recent article in Crain’s New York Business described the perfect melding in the area of tech start-ups, world-class universities, and start-up money. What they lack is available real estate. The existing smattering […]

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Postbac Programs Are Excellent Prep for an SLP MS

A lot of us went to college, got a bachelor’s degree in something liberal artsy (ahem, art history anyone?), and wandered off into the world at 22 still not knowing what we wanted to be when we grew up. The luckiest ones quickly fell into careers they enjoyed. More of us jumped around until we […]

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Misericordia Students Win 2018 Knowledge Bowl

The 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association/EBS Healthcare Knowledge Bowl was handily won by the graduating team from Misericordia University. The five-person team beat students from eight other schools (Allen College, Adventists University Health Sciences, Duquesne University, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Indianapolis, and the University of Southern […]

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Physical Therapy Students Start Learning Integrated Care Early

DPT and PTA students at Oakland University in Michigan are getting a leg up together on learning how to care for patients with neurological deficits. According to the article on the university’s web site, close to a third of all Americans suffer from neurological conditions. The OU event brought together the people who need help, […]

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Basis for Healthcare Payments Shifting from Numbers to Nursing Care

Nurses have always been a critical component of patient care, but now they are becoming an important part of the bottom line. In a recent article at Nebraska Radio Network, a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center said that the health care payment model is shifting. Instead of paying health care providers according […]

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Missouri Guardians Ad Litem Receive Some Free Continuing Legal Education

According to a recent article in the Hannibal Courier-Post, attorneys in Missouri can earn free continuing legal education credit by attending special training to represent children in need. As part of the process to be certified to be appointed as Guardians Ad Litem, attorneys who completed a recent session learned about “the Parents as Teachers […]

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Mortgage Bankers Take Their Annual Peek into the Future

Last month, the the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York and the Fordham Real Estate Institute co-hosted the 4th annual Strategic Real Estate & Lending Summit. According to an article in NYREJ.com, “Over 150 professionals including appraisers, brokers, lenders, legal firms and other stakeholders got insight into the residential and commercial real estate markets, regulatory and compliance […]

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Keep Calm and Carry on with Kid Clients

Children seem to be born knowing how to push adults’ buttons. This is frustrating enough as a parent, but can feel doubly so as a speech language therapist. Children who come to you for help are often stymied and frustrated by their limited verbal communication skills. Unfortunately, these same clinicians make excellent targets for this […]

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Will Upgrading Academic Requirements Downgrade Occupational Therapy?

Last week marked the deadline to complete the American Occupational Therapy Association’s survey to determine “the current and emerging role of the occupational therapy assistant in meeting the occupational needs of society.” This is part of the response to last summer’s announcement that turned the profession on its head. The AOTA decided that, starting in 2027, […]

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Specialized Physical Therapy Can Ease Pregnancy Damage

It’s a sad commentary that in the U.S., post-partum women are told that their wrecked and ravaged bodies are the price they have to pay for bearing children and that they need to learn to live with their new normal. This is not the case in France and other European countries where “perineal reeducation” is […]

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