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Family Medical History

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Obtaining a family medical history has been one of the tenets of the patient-physician/dentist encounter. In our population an accurate family medical history is often an obstacle. This upcoming article from the Annals of Internal Medicine looks at the impact of a family medical history on clinical decision making.
Rick Rader, MD, AADMD Past President


Early Releases - Annals of Internal Medicine (soon to be published)

Hospitals Wage War Against Patient Falls

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For those of us working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities the subject of falls needs our ongoing attention. Thanks to AADMD member Dr Steve Perlman for submitting this article on the myriad challenges and strategies relating to fall prevention (from the Boston Globe.)
Rick Rader, MD, AADMD


DOUGLAS BROWN

Hospitals wage war against patient falls

By Douglas Brown | October 26, 2009

Genetic Information Protection

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Important information for working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rick Rader, MD, AADMD


Patients' Genetic Information Protected with New Federal Rules

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, October 5, 2009
New final interim rules have been issued by the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury to ensure that individual genetic information will not be used adversely when determining healthcare coverage.

Latest Q and A Regarding H1N1

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Latest Q and A from CDC regarding H1N1.

Rick Rader, MD, AADMD


http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/public/vaccination_qa_pub.htm

AADMD Member Receives Award

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Thanks to Dr Steve Perlman for sharing the good news about a recent award presented to AADMD member Karen Raposa for her work in the field of oral health for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Karen will be presenting along with AADMD member Dr Allen Wong in Reno. Congratulations to Karen from the AADMD.
Rick Rader, MD, AADMD

Health Care Changes for People with Disabilities

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Our appreciation to AADMD member Dr Clarissa Kripke for submitting these two InfoBlast bytes.
Rick Rader, MD, AADMD


National Council on Disability to Recommend Health Care Changes for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON-The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release its latest report, The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities, on the NCD Website <http://www.ncd.gov/> at 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 30, 2009.

Primary Care Education and Research on Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Primary Care Education and Research on Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Medical and Dental Stabilization Policy New Mexico

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From our colleague in New Mexico Dr Ray Lyons via Dr Steve Perlman here for your review and use is the New Mexico Policy on Medical and Dental procedure stabilization. Thanks Ray and Steve.

As many of you know the use of "therapeutic holding" has been a hot issue for many of us and this might provide you with a scaffold policy to introduce to your state and or facility. You are of course advised to ascertain existing policies and procedures.

Upcoming Webinar

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Announcement about an upcoming seminar on family centered care and patient safety. Rick Rader, MD, Past President, AADMD

To learn more about this webinar, please follow this link:

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