Teaching Prosthetics in Iraq: Performing Under Fire - December 2006

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Teaching Prosthetics in Iraq: Performing Under Fire
By Judith Philipps Otto


Editor's note:   All persons photographed in this article, other than US Military, have been de-identified by a black box covering their eyes for security purposes As allied healthcare professionals practicing here in what is arguably the most c...

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Feature

The Flip Side of ‘Back to Sleep’
By Phil Stevens MEd, CPO


It's a story that many in our profession have related to on multiple occasions. In 1992, a task force from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) studied the relationship between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the prone sleeping positio...

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Today's Consumer

Lt. Ceasar Hamed Hassan
By Sherry Metzger


After Lt. Ceasar Hamed Hassan lost his hand, when during a routine patrol his vehicle collided with a VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) often used by suicide bombers, the well-respected Iraqi soldier thought his career would be ove...

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Education Update

Nap Time, Snack Time, Tests, and Recess in the 18th Grade
By Chelan M. Pedrow


The torturous beep of my alarm clock has pulled me from my slumber once again. I lie in bed for a few extra seconds to count...18...18 years of academia...18 years of opening my eyes and knowing exactly how many days until my next bout of tests, o...

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Perspective

Year in Review...


As 2006 comes to a close, we asked members of our Editorial Advisory Board to share their thoughts and comments on the year that was 2006. What was the most important thing to happen in O&P this year? What event had the most impact?

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Sports

Sports News
By Meredy DeBorde


CAF's San Diego Triathlon Challenge Nets Over $1 Million From left: Matt Perkins, Julia Uhlendorf, Carlos Gutierrez, Johnny O'Neal, and Mari Holden. Photo by Joel Zwink. 2006 proved to be a stellar year for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (...

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Progress on Parity

Pennsylvania Commits to Protecting Coverage
By Morgan Sheets


A bill calling for equity of prosthetic coveragein health insurance policies was the focus of a public hearing heldby the Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services Committee onThursday, October 19. The hearing was chaired by Rep. FredMcIlhattan.

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidelines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and t...

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Viewpoint

Thoughts on Healing
By Tina Eichner


As the year 2006 comes to a close, it is natural to look back and assess the year-where we have been and where we are headed, for what we are thankful and for what we are hopeful. Personally, the year is ending sorrowfully as my younger brother di...

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