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Hope through Rehabilitation & Research

The Burke Rehabilitation Centennial: 100 Years of Rehabilitation Leadership and a Legacy of Caring

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Burke Rehabilitation Center: It all began with a generous gift, 61 bucolic acres, splendid neoclassical buildings and an innovative vision for rehabilitative care. It became a home for world-class physicians and an award-winning research institute. A recognized leader in the fields of medical rehabilitation and pioneering research, Burke continues its tradition of excellence today.   read the full article.


Frequently asked Questions about Cardiac Rehabilitation

Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

When someone experiences a cardiac event such as a heart attack or heart surgery they often worry when—or if—they can get back to living normally. Cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) is a proven effective tool for helping an individual recover from a cardiovascular event and make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce the chances of further read the full article.


Caring for the Caregiver: The Important Role of Family in Rehabilitation

Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

One of the most important factors in a patient’s recovery after a disability, injury or illness is the involvement and support of the family. Usually the patient’s family is the caregiver and thus plays a vital part in the rehabilitation process for a number of reasons: Positive attitudes and reinforcement from family members can inspire read the full article.


Preparing the Next Generation of Rehabilitation Nurses

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

When I was a teenager, I worked at a local hospital. Due to my eagerness to learn, the doctors and nurses at the hospital soon took me under their wing and helped me rise up the ranks. Because of this, I have tried to “pay it forward” throughout my own career and help groom the read the full article.


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