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Deadline for ACRM Fellows nominations fast approaching
ACRM
The Fellows of ACRM Committee encourages you to nominate a deserving member for recognition as an ACRM Fellow. Qualified nominees are active members in good standing who maintain an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM as well as outstanding contributions of national significance to medical rehabilitation. The FACRM nomination procedure, form and detailed criteria are available online. Nominations deadline is 1 June.
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Lock in at lowest possible rate now, add events as program unfolds
ACRM
Did you know that the rate in effect when you register for the 90th ACRM Annual Conference will be applicable to anything you add to your registration later? Register before 31 May and pay the low early-early bird rate. Then, in October when you discover your calendar is freeing up, you can register for any ticketed event, such as pre or post conference Instructional Courses, live Cognitive Rehabilitation Training or the awards dinner, at that same early-early bird rate. Register now.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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1 June Nomination deadline for ACRM Fellows Information
12-16 November ACRM Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Orlando, FL Register



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Comparison of the effects of vapocoolant spray and topical anesthetic cream on pain during needle electromyography in the medial gastrocnemius
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research was conducted to compare the effects of a vapocoolant spray and an eutectic mixture of local anesthetics cream in reducing pain during needle electromyography examination. Study participants were adults who underwent needle electromyography were randomized to one of two experimental groups or the control group. Two patients dropped out during the study.
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Effect of hand size on the stimulation intensities required for median and ulnar sensory nerve conduction studies
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A study was conducted to examine the effect of hand size on median and ulnar sensory nerve conduction study stimulation intensities and pain scores. Participants were healthy volunteers ages 20 to 30 years old.
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AROUND THE INDUSTRY


Department of Education updates
ACRM
The Department of Education has released several updates regarding final priorities and definitions. They include NIDRR DRRP Inclusion Cloud and Web Computing and Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers.
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Multiple sclerosis more common in black women than white
Medical News Today
Multiple sclerosis is more common in black women than in white women, according a new study. The research was conducted by Kaiser Permanente and was published in the journal Neurology. The results contradict the widely believed notion that black people are less vulnerable to the disease.
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Deadline for ACRM Fellows nominations fast approaching
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The Fellows of ACRM Committee encourages you to nominate a deserving member for recognition as an ACRM Fellow. Qualified nominees are active members in good standing who maintain an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM as well as outstanding contributions of national significance to medical rehabilitation.

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Analysis of the president's budget
ACRM
On 10 April, President Barack Obama released his FY 2014 budget two months after the official deadline by which Obama is legally obligated to offer a spending proposal for the next fiscal year. His budget totals $3.77 trillion for 2014, including $580 billion in tax increases and over $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years, to achieve a total of $1.8 trillion of additional deficit reduction.

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Did damage caused by boxing play a role in the Boston bombings?
TIME
The older of the two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings was likely the one who planned the attack, but when he died in a shootout with police just days after the blasts, his thoughts and motivations vanished with him. But the brain that was home to his angry mind remains, and in this case that may mean something.

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Walking off a stroke: Jamaican doctor makes breakthrough discovery
The Gleaner
Taking a stroll around your community could greatly increase your chances of recovering from a stroke, according to a breakthrough study from researchers at the University of the West Indies. The five-year study, led by Dr Carron Gordon, along with Professors Rainford Wilks and Affette McCaw-Binns, published under the title Community Based Walking After Stroke, has caused specialists to now rethink their approach in the treatment of stroke survivors.
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Soccer referee's death shows how dangerous head blows can be
CBS News
Utah soccer referee Ricardo Portillo died Saturday night at a Salt Lake City area hospital, one week after being punched by a player in a recreational soccer league. The tragic story has left some seeking answers as to how one punch can cause so much damage. "Traumatic brain injuries can do this," said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City." One shot can be powerful enough."
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Study finds increase in fall-related traumatic brain injuries among elderly
Claims Journal
"Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of hospitalization, disability, and death-worldwide, and among older adults, falling is the most common cause of TBI," writes Niina Korhonen, B.M., of the Injury and Osteoporosis Research Center, Tampere, Finland, and colleagues in a Research Letter. The authors previously reported that the number and incidence of adults 80 years of age or older admitted to the hospital due to fall induced TBI in Finland increased from 1970 through 1999. This analysis is a follow up of this population through 2011.
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Research seeks at-home stroke therapy
The Columbus Dispatch
A team of researchers from a variety of disciplines, including physical therapy, neuroscience, engineering, psychology and computer science, is developing a computer-game-based system with help and feedback from people who have had a stroke. This summer, the researchers plan to start the second phase of the study, testing the system in the homes of people who have had strokes. They’ll be expected to use the system three hours a day for two weeks.
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