Righting a Wrong? Right Side of Brain Can Compensate for Post-Stroke Loss of Speech
After a debate that has lasted more than 130 years, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center and with the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network have found that loss of speech from a stroke in the left hemisphere of the brain can be recovered on the back, right side of the brain. This contradicts recent notions that the right hemisphere interferes with recovery.

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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS SAY THE PROBLEM OF WOMEN LEAKING URINE DURING EXERCISE IS MORE COMMON THAN WE’VE KNOWN
Leaking urine during exercise — called stress urinary incontinence, or SUI — is common, but not “normal.” In the U.S., the national average of women who experience incontinence is 1 in 3. A 2002 study done by Thyssen et al. surveyed 291 elite female athletes competing in a variety of sports from basketball to ballet regarding their history of urine loss during participation in their sport or day-to-day activities.

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Serious or Soreness? Addressing Running Injuries
Fall marks the end of Baltimore’s humid season. As the weather turns slightly cooler, runners look forward to a season full of long-distance events and running festivals. Whether you have your sights set on an early fall event in October, such as the Baltimore Running Festival, or waiting on cooler weather, such as during the Philadelphia Marathon event series, remaining injury-free up to race day is a major priority.

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NRH REHABILITATION NETWORK OLNEY, MARYLAND SITE EXPANDS ITS SPACE
This fall, the physical/occupational/speech therapy, sports medicine and physician office space will expand at the NRH Rehabilitation Network center at Olney, Maryland, located inside of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

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ERIC WISOTZKY, MD, NAMED AS NEW CHAIR OF THE DIVISION OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE WITH MEDSTAR NRH REHABILITATION NETWORK
Eric Wisotzky, MD, director of the Cancer Rehabilitation program, has been appointed as chair of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine with MedStar Health Physical Therapy, replacing Fatemeh Milani, MD, who served in the role for 20 years.

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APHASIA AND SPEECH LANGUAGE DISORDERS – INVESTIGATING THE HIDDEN POWER OF INNER SPEECH
Dr. Turkeltaub and his colleagues conducted a preliminary study of a small sample of patients with promising results: Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed experienced the phenomenon. Also, their reports about inner speech were related to the particular part of the brain affected by the stroke, and even predicted which words they would relearn during speech therapy.

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NEUTRAL PAYMENT: GOOD QUICK FIX OR A KLUDGE? MEDSTAR NRH RESEARCHER LOOKS AT PROS/CONS
At the June National Health Policy Forum on Capitol Hill, MedStar NRH’s Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM, joined other health care and government leaders to take a look at another proposed reform—not authorized by the ACA—that is producing heated debate, namely, “site-neutral payment” for post-acute care.

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EDWARD HEALTON, MD, NAMED EXECUTIVE DEAN & VP OF GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Edward Healton, MD, former vice president for medical affairs at MedStar NRH, has been appointed as executive dean and vice president of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, replacing Howard Federoff, MD, PhD, who served in the role for the last eight years.

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