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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Changes Lives

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Several months ago, I met an adorable baby named Adam*. Adam is the first baby I have met who was born in part due to my services as a pelvic floor physical therapist. When I first met Adam’s parents, Sarah and Jonathan, they had been married for approximately one year without ever having consummated their marriage. Despite...

Women May Benefit From Fall-Risk Screening

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New York—Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented at the Touro College Research Day show.

Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day was held May 3, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy campus at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem.

Current practice guidelines recommend that everyone over age 65 should be screened for fall risk. “The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a need for fall screening in the outpatients setting in younger people,” says Joseph Hayes, Jr. DPT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College School...

When the Disorder Walks Into the Room Before I Do

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“What exactly do you do?”

- I’m an eating disorder therapist.

“Oh, wow. What made you choose that field?”

-Well I’ve wanted to go into counseling since I was young, but it was actually my own struggle with anorexia that pushed me in that direction.

Silence. Sometimes there’s an awkward stare, a cough. A widening of the eyes or a slow nod. Other times there is praise. “That’s so brave” or “I feel like most people who go into these fields have had a history; that’s great that you’re so open.”

I made the decision a long time ago to share my struggle with the world. For years I had kept it a secret, barely talking about it with my closest friends and extended...

Is Your Mouth ‘Stressed Out’?

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Over the past two decades, I have tracked a pattern throughout my patient population that I feel has directly impacted their oral health. This has been noted by comprehensive examination of patients of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly. It is nature for some, and nurture for others. It can be harnessed and controlled by few, but is destructive for most.

That pattern is called «stress.”

Why have I asked my patients about this through the years? What are the signs and symptoms that manifest themselves in the mouth that tip us off? Yes, we know coming to the dentist is stressful enough for some, but that’s episodic and can be handled by comforts that we have discussed in our...

High-Intensity Statins Are No More Effective Than Regular Statin Therapy

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New York—Patients who were on lower-dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate- to high-intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented here at Touro College Research Day. The results call into question newer recommendations that advocated for more aggressive treatment of cholesterol.

Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day was held on Tuesday, May 3, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy campus at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem.

In 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association issued controversial new guidelines...

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