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Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 9

Warfarin increases knee and hip replacement risk in osteoarthritis … CMS on holidays: No get-togethers, full guidance may be forthcoming … Black patients with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to be treated with glucocorticoids … Federal Kidney Care Challenge seeks input on patient experience solutions

Bruce Baron

Helping the holiday blues

December is a festive time of the year for most Americans. Holiday parties are in full swing and families unite for food, presents and companionship. Unfortunately, not everyone is in a celebratory mood during the holiday season.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

A home-for-the-holidays checklist for therapy patients

Well, it’s that time of year already. Hectic schedules, extra weekend shifts and holiday planning. It’s also time for rehab to spend some extra time discussing holiday plans with their patients. Whether it’s a short family trip home on the holiday or out to eat at a favorite restaurant, added stress and poor safety judgment can lead to a slew of new and bigger problems.

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