• Examples of Pain Care Innovation in the Military Health System | Dr. Mary Jo Larson
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    Examples of Pain Care Innovation in the Military Health System | Dr. Mary Jo Larson

    I’m Mary Jo Larson I’m a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health inside of Brandeis University How has the military health care system been an innovator in pain management? The Army has put a lot of focus on the capacity of providers to respond to chronic pain and in particular they tried to enhance the capacity of primary care providers in patient-centered medical homes so they brought in some more specialists such as physical therapists and clinical pharmacists to the patient-centered medical home they also are trying to do better at implementing care where people will be advanced to another level of treatment, more intense treatment if that’s…

  • Under the Autism Umbrella:  Providing Shelter From the Storm | Kim Zeglinski | TEDxWinnipeg
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    Under the Autism Umbrella: Providing Shelter From the Storm | Kim Zeglinski | TEDxWinnipeg

    Translator: caterina minasso Reviewer: Helena Bedalli Autism is a spectrum, having a range of traits from the most profound to the very mildest forms, with each identifier often described as being under the autism umbrella. Under the umbrella brings to mind images of safety, protection, right? Isn’t that nice to share an umbrella with a friend, a sweetheart, a group. How about sharing an umbrella with the whole spectrum of people? I’m sure we’ve all wrestled with an umbrella in the wind; all been soaked in the sideways rainfall, and all seen umbrellas sagging and broken. So, how reliable at all is an umbrella, anyway. Depending where you fall under…

  • Cole – Tails of a Shelter Vet
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    Cole – Tails of a Shelter Vet

    Our team at the San Jose animal shelter could never have anticipated how much an an emaciated little chihuahua could impact our lives. When Cole arrived at the shelter he was very thin, scared, and barely able to walk. He would just sit in one place, preferring not to move. We took x-rays of him that showed that at some point in Cole’s life, his pelvis had been shattered. But clearly somehow he had managed to live through such a traumatic injury. With his pelvis being so broken, Cole’s best chance for a comfortable future and improved mobility was to undergo a bilateral FHO surgery, a procedure where the surgeon…