Going Green - July 2008

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Going Green: Making Environmental, Business Sense (and 'Cents') for O&P
By Miki Fairley


Global warming. Greenhouse gases. Loss of biodiversity.

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Feature

NEBCO Goes 'Green'
By Miki Fairley


"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives." -Native American Proverb Owners and staff of the New England Brace Company (NEBCO) are excited about their new 12,000-sq. ft., three-storey building now being built in the Manchester, N...

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Today's Consumer

Cat Hammes: A Free Spirit Rides On
By Brady Delander


Cathryn "Cat" Hammes is often heard before she is seen, and then she isn't in sight for very long. A blur of pink leather and chrome, Hammes fell in love with the rumble of Harley-Davidson motorcycles on her very first ride, and she hasn't st...

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Architect Shares 'Green' Expertise, Tips
By Miki Fairley


Elaine Gallagher Adams, AIA, LEED, principal, Caryatid Studio, Denver, Colorado, is a registered architect with 20 years professional experience and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Caryatid Studio is an architectur...

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Perspective

The Importance of Trust in Your O&P Practice
By Joyce Perrone


Trust plays a vital role in the success (or ultimate dysfunction or failure) of businesses and organizations. Many problems in businesses and relationships stem from trust issues. You can have trust issues between owner and employee, between emplo...

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Sports

Endeavor Games Athletes Compete to Win


More than 300 disabled athletes and some 700 supporters convened at the University of Central Oklahoma June 5-8 for the 2008 Endeavor Games. Citizens of 30 U.S. states, Mexico, and Panama competed alongside current and former members of the U.S.

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Education Outlook

Finding a Rhythm, Changing Beats
By Kristin Carnahan


Having been in graduate school for two long, busy, sometimes grueling, and often adventure-packed years, it is still hard to believe that my time at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is already over. I accomplished, learned, and e...

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Progress on Parity

Putting Values into Action
By Morgan Sheets


From left: ACA interns Dana Akil and Shannon Cleveland. Dana Akil, who grew up in Manhattan, and Shannon Cleveland, who hails from Greenville, Mississippi, may not seem to have much in common, but they are both passionate about disability rights a...

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Face to Face

Five Questions for Scott M. Herbert, CPO


Scott M. Hebert, CPO, is an area practice manager for Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc., in Waterville, Maine, not too far from the town where he was born, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Hebert was barely three years old when his lower left leg was r...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Denials are difficult to identify and time consuming to appeal. With competitive bidding, mandatory accreditation, aging technology, and increased billing errors, running an O&P shop gets more complicated each year. Count on 'Got FAQs?'to help you...

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Viewpoint

It's Getting Easier to Be Green
By Karen Henry


As the mercury continues to rise, gas prices soar, and the U.S. economy creeps downward, The O&P EDGE turns its attention to conservation, preservation, and restoration. It used to be that implementing any type of environmentally friendly fe...

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EDGE Direct Sponsored Story

Velocity Introduces Expulsion Valve


The new Velocity Expulsion Valve works in combination withVelocity's standard mounting plate and is hidden in the distal endof the socket. The use of a dummy during lamination creates a voidin the distal end of the socket that accepts the Velocity...

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