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Volume 6, Issue 3
March 2018
Connecting the Community to the Latest in Rehabilitation, News and Events

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Horace Mann Sophomore Wins Burke’s Seventh Annual Brain Bee
Aging and Memory: How to Tell it's Time for an Evaluation
Burke Medical Staff Shines at Annual Physiatry Meeting
Spotlight On: Burke's Driver Evaluation Program
Dementia Clinical Trial Seeks Participants
What to Ask Your Therapist After a Brain Injury
Save the Date: Burke to Hold Blood Drive March 16th
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Occupational therapists at Burke work primarily with neurological diagnoses to address fine motor deficits, as well as general upper extremity functionality to help prepare patients for independent living. They also provide wheelchair evaluations for patients
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Horace Mann Sophomore Wins Burke’s Seventh Annual Brain Bee
Horace Mann Sophomore Malhaar Agrawal won the seventh annual local Brain Bee Championship at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. The local championship for the International Brain Bee is a not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students designed to encourage them...
Aging and Memory: How to Tell it's Time for an Evaluation
We’ve all had those moments when we find ourselves standing in the kitchen wondering why we walked in there in the first place. Sometimes we misplace keys or forget the name of a new acquaintance. For most people, these periodic lapses in memory are just part of the aging process.
Burke Medical Staff Shines at Annual Physiatry Meeting
Several members of Burke’s medical team attended the Association of Academic Physiatry (AAP) Annual Meeting in Atlanta last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights...
Spotlight On: Burke's Driver Evaluation Program
For so many of us, the ability to get in the car and drive where we want, when we want means freedom and independence. The thought of giving that up can be devastating and often times a challenging decision to make for ourselves. Children and caregivers of aging individuals are often faced with the...
Dementia Clinical Trial Seeks Participants
Have you or someone you know been recently diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment and are over age 60? You may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial being conducted at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital...
What to Ask Your Therapist After a Brain Injury
Did you know that, every year, about 1.7 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury? That’s according to the CDC, which also cites that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, (TBIs), followed by car accidents...
Save the Date: Burke to Hold Blood Drive March 16th
Burke has partnered up with the New York Blood Center for an employee and community blood drive on Friday, March 16 in the Patient Dining Room...
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