ep-World-Inc August 2014

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ON OUR COVER: For All He's Wurth: Bunk Wurth was 36 years old when his life changed forever: a spinal cord injury left him with no movement from the shoulders down. Eight years later, his motto is "no bad days." Photo courtesy Bunk and Sally Wurth.

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AUGUST 2014 Issue

ANNUAL HEALTHCARE ISSUE

A NEW WAVE OF PROGRESS IN HEALTHCARE IS COMING By Matt Holder, MD, MBA

PROVIDER TRAINING NEEDS FOR THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES By Vincent Siasoco, MD, MBA

IS THERE A NEED FOR FURTHER TRIALS ON TREATMENT OF ACUTE SEIZURES By John M. Pellock MD and Syndi Seinfeld, DO

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY AND MY DAUGHTER ELISA By Guiseppina Benincasa-Feingold, MD

HEALTH COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS By Lauren Agoratus, M.D.

PROVIDING DENTAL CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DISABILITIES By Carrie Stetler

THE FORK IN THE ROAD By Joseph P. Dutkowsky, MD

FEATURES

A LIFE OF QUALITY By Chrissy Rivera

TEARS OF JOY By Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty

A TRIBUTE TO THE AUTHOR NANCY GARDEN (OR REALLY, TO "SANDY & NANCY") By Michael John Carley

DEPARTMENTS

ANCORA IMPARO:  TOO CUTE By Rick Rader, MD

NEW PRODUCTS

FROM THE COACH'S CORNER: CAPTAINS By Tom Curry

MASSMUTUAL SPECIAL CARE: MOVING OUT: WHAT YOUNG ADULTS CRAVING INDEPENDENCE SHOULD CONSIDER

WHAT'S HAPPENING

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY: WOMEN CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES By H. Barry Waldman, DDS, MPH, PHD, Kristin Compton, DMD,Steven P. Perlman, DDS, MSCH, DHL (Hon)

HEALTHY CHOICES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE = HAPPY HEALTHY CHILDREN By Barbara B. Mintz, MS, RD

GENETIC ALLIANCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMELINESS IN NEWBORN SCREENING By Monica Kortsha

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

MILITARY SECTION

STOPPING THE INVISIBLE INJURY

PUZZLES & CAMO: WHAT IF I DIE? By Shelly L. Huhtanen

MILITARY LIFE: STAY FIT & HEALTHY; WALKING & BIKING TO SCHOOL

DECREASING STRESS