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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.

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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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School Sports: What Parents Need to Know About Concussions

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

For many student-athletes and their parents, the new school year is not only about heading back to the classroom, but about getting back on the field as well. Whether your child is playing football in the fall, cheerleading in the winter or lacrosse in the spring, it’s important to know the facts about one of read the full article.

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What Value-Based Healthcare Means for You

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Healthcare spending in the U.S. is expected to reach nearly $5 trillion, or 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021. The causes are complex and include an aging population and a rise in the incidence of chronic disease and Medicare expenditures. The enactment of healthcare reform is spurring rapid changes with the goal read the full article.

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Burke's Rehab Insights blog is intended to provide general information about rehabilitation topics. It should not take the place of medical care. Burke physicians cannot answer questions about individual medical cases.