Study: Individuals Treated in Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals Have Better Outcomes, Live Longer
WASHINGTON, DC – July 10, 2014 — A new study recently unveiled at a Congressional briefing hosted by Sens. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) shows that individuals with brain injury and stroke treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units had better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in nursing homes.

Category : Innovation , Neurosciences , Rehabilitation ,

New Book Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Live Well After Treatment, Manage Disease
Breast cancer. Scary words that have become commonplace in our language with more and more cases appearing every year. In fact, last year, according to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among U.S. women, with nearly 40,000 women expected to die of breast cancer.

Category : Oncology , Rehabilitation , Women’s services ,

Latino Stroke Support Group 4th Thursday of Each Month
The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, together with speech, physical, and occupational therapists, has designed the group to offer information, advice and support to people who have suffered a stroke or other illnesses related to the brain.

Category : MedStar in the community , Neurosciences ,

MedStar NRH Hosts Spring Fashion Show Benefit for Stroke Patients, Tues. May 13, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Angler's Inn, Potomac, MD
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will host a Spring Fashion Show and Stroke Awareness event on Tuesday, May 13, at the Old Angler’s Inn (10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD), from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Category : MedStar in the community , Neurosciences ,

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Holds 5th Annual Las Vegas Night Benefit, Fri. May 2, 6 p.m.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will host its 5th annual Las Vegas Night benefit on Friday, May 2 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts beginning at 6 p.m.

Category : Neurosciences , Rehabilitation ,

Pride and Engagement in Rehabilitation Excellence
“A nurse that earns and maintains the CRRN credential shows their organization, colleagues, and patients they take pride in their career and value personal achievement,” explains Roselle Anderson, RN, CRRN and Clinical Nurse Manager for 2 West at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Category : Quality and Patient Safety , Rehabilitation ,