Serving Veterans of All Ages / Civilian Casualties from Iraq - September 2007

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Closing the Generation Gap: Serving Veterans of All Ages
By Judith Philipps Otto


Caring for the nation's veterans of military service is a noble tradition that can trace its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians, inspiring the Pilgrims to legislate colonial support for any...

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Civilian Casualties from Iraq: Caring for the Forgotten Wounded
By Judith Philipps Otto


The figures have been frustratingly hard to find. While detailed statistics are kept of U.S. military casualties in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones, the toll of wounded and killed civilian contractors is not so closely monitored-nor so carefull...

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Today's Consumer

Taming the Pain: Jon Wilkins
By Sherry Metzger


Retired construction worker regains mobility after his elected amputation and develops a creative approach to combating chronic pain. Sherry Metzger Jon Wilkins understands that one of his sources for pain relief might seem a bit unusual ,...

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Feature

The Orthotist’s Role in Successful Knee OA Management
By Miki Fairley


She is over 50. She is overweight. She is feeling depressed because she realizes that the everyday activities she enjoyed and did effortlessly have now become slower, harder, and more painful to perform.

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Perspective

Take the High Road When It Comes to Accreditation
By Tom Derrick


The future of regulations for orthotic and prosthetic providers is changing. In 2003, the U.S. Congress included a provision in the far-reaching Medicare Modernization Act calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to overha...

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Sports

Sports News


One Arm Trap Shoot a Blast During a break in the trash talk, the shooters pose for a picture. Photograph courtesy of the Upper Extremity National Outreach Coalition. The second annual North Country One Arm Trap Shoot, presented by UpperEx N...

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Policy & Practice

Hospital Arrangements with Suppliers Pose Risks
By John Latsko


Marketing to potential customers is a"must" strategy if a company is to survive. Some of thebest customers for O&P facilities are the hospitals and thehospital's patients that are in a facility's market. Hospitals haveboth inpatients and outpatien...

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Progress on Parity

Portrait of an Activist: Dennis O'Donnell
By Morgan Sheets


Dennis O'Donnell With 28 states in play and a federal bill on thehorizon, the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is working hard toensure access to prosthetic care. But it is not doing this work onits own. In each state, there are committees of a...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Claim denials are difficult toidentify and time-consuming to appeal. Don't let them become thebane of your existence. When you need answers to your most pressingquestions, count on "Got FAQs?" to help get you back ontrack.

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Viewpoint

Ripple Effects
By Karen Henry


The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting, albeit varied, impact on the American psyche. According to a USA Today article , feelings range from patriotism and gratitude to discouragement and guilt ("Effects of Iraq War Vary...

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