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IRC Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and today the Supreme Court ruled the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity! But why do we celebrate Pride Month in June? The ENCYCLOP√ÜDIA¬†BRITANNICA explains it very well in their article Why Is Pride Month…

Snowball the Therapy Dog Making Virtual Visits During COVID-19

In case you missed it, Dr. Samara Crudup and her dog Snowball were featured on the Fox 32 Chicago News!! While both segments aired on April 30, 2020, the 5 pm and 9 pm news segments were a little different. Check out the debut of Dr. Samara Crudup and her dog Snowball on the 5…

Exposing the myths about a plant-based diet and tips on how to build up your immune system to stay healthy.

Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to stay healthy and build up their immune system. If you Google health or healthy eating, you will see a bounty of information. Some information may be useful, but much of it is false, has no science behind it, or is twisted in a way to…

Celebrating National Doctors Day

While you give us plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout the year, today is National Doctors’ Day! Held every year on March 30th, National Doctors’ Day is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for our citizens. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to patient care,…

Join us at ISPRM 2020

14th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress and 53rd Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting in Orlando Florida Are you attending #ISPRM2020 ? If so, be sure to stop by our booth to find out about exciting career opportunities opening up in Post-Acute Care! ISPRM 2020 will be the premier…

AMDA Guidance on COVID-19 in PALTC Settings

02/28/2020 The below article is the AMDA Guidance on COVID-19 in PALTC Setting. See the original PDF released at: http://paltc.org/COVID-19-guidance.pdf AMDA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. The CDC has publicly deemed the health risk of COVID-19 for the general American public to be low at this time. The health, safety and well-being…

4 personal reasons why some doctors have a lower risk of burnout

Physician burnout is a multifactorial problem that is not easily solved. A systems approach is recommended to reduce #physicianburnout and foster professional well-being, says a report from the National Academy of Medicine. But as system-level solutions continue to be developed, what helps some physicians avoid burnout?

Introducing Physiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities, a New Community From AAPM&R!

Attention AAPM&R members: We would like to introduce you to one of the newest communities in #AAPMR; Physiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities! Led by Dr. Azlan Tariq and Dr. Steve Gnatz from Integrated Rehab Consultants, this community was developed for providers currently working or interested in working in the post-acute rehabilitation environment. This type of…

5 Easy Ways to Bring Healthy Japanese Habits into Your Home

You may know Japan is one of the cleanest places to live, but did you know the Japanese people are also very healthy? They have the second-highest life expectancies compared to any other country in the world (the U.S. is ranked number 43) and an obesity rate of just 3.5% (just one-tenth of the 35% obesity rate…

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

As physicians, we are always looking for new ways to help our patients. While this discovery is still being researched and is not not ready for patients, this article from Mayo Clinic brings new hope for developing future strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous system. January 23, 2020 By Susan Buckles A molecular…