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Fordham Real Estate Institute Welcomes Minority High School Students

Last month Fordham Real Estate Institute hosted 84 teenagers at the 2018 Project REAP (Real Estate Associates Program). Minority high school students from five US states and South Africa took part in the 12-day program that taught these future professionals all about the ins and outs of commercial real estate. A press release on PR Web explained that […]

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New Grant Will Help ID Bilingual Kids Who Need SLP

Researchers at the University of Arizona are using a five-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a new baseline assessment to help determine when Spanish/English bilingual children are in need of speech language therapy. According to a UA article, because Spanish and English don’t use all of the same sounds (like […]

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St. Joseph’s University Reorganizes Health Science Programs

In order to try and meet the burgeoning need for more health care workers, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia has brought together dozens of established undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs and formed a School of Health Studies and Education. According to an article on NewsWise, “This strategic reorganization comes at a time of increasing […]

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PT Moves the Ball Forward on the State Legislative Level in 2018

According to an article at the American Board of Physical Therapy, 2018 was a very successful year for physical therapy (assistant) legislative action. Four more states joined the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) and there are eight more in the pipeline. Illinois and California are considering legislature that would permit patients to see a physical therapist […]

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Nurses Get Ahead by Continuing Education

Almost all nurses must keep up with the minimal continuing nursing education requirements of their state, but to really get ahead, many nurses are pursuing a BSN, MSN, or DPN. A recent article on the Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted the importance of continuing one’s nursing education. “Nearly a decade ago, the Institute for Medicine issued […]

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USPTO Wants to Add Bar Dues and CLE Requirements

According to an article in patentlyo.com, the United States Patent and Trademark Office would like to add annual bar dues and continuing legal education requirements to new and renewing Annual Active Patent Practitioners. The table of proposed fees (above) from the patentlyo website, shows that fees would zip from $0 to up to $410, depending on […]

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Illinois Revamps Real Estate Laws

Licensed real estate professionals in Illinois are breaking out the bubbly this summer. House Bill 5210, supported by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, was signed in to law by Gov. Bruce Rauner last month. According to an article in the Effingham Daily News, the new law downsizes real estate licensing requirements, which will reduce […]

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Adults Need Speech Therapy, As Well

It is much easier to find a pediatric speech therapy facility than one for adults, even though adults may have just as many (albeit different) reasons for needing the therapy as children. According to a recent article at Craig Daily Press, Memorial Regional Health in Colorado has recognized the need for adult speech therapy and […]

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Alzheimer’s CE Seminar on Jersey Shore September 14, 2018

A seminar on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia will be held on September 14, 2018, according to an article on The Press of Atlantic City. It will take place at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include presentations, courses, and activities for families and experts […]

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Big Payment changes for PTs in SNFs

The American Board of Physical Therapy is reporting changes in the 2019 rules for how physical therapists in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities will be paid. “The new rules, set to go into effect in October of this year, include increases in payment of 2.4% for SNFs and 0.9% for IRFs…For PTs in […]

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