Health Tip: Evaluating Your Child's Handwriting
-- A child who has trouble with handwriting may be at risk of developmental problems that could hinder the child's ability to learn, the American Occupational Therapy Association says. An occupational therapist can evaluate the underlying components... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Executive functions and daily functions, road sign recognition and driving self-report among healthy and post-stroke drivers - Bachar Y, Karpin H, Dror G, Lieberman L, Dvir D, Ratzon N.
INTRODUCTION: Driving is an essential part of occupational performance. In determining potential driving competence, there is a lack of screening tools to ascertain who should be referred for further assessment in Occupational Therapy or at the Medical Ins... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Registration opens for BOAT/UNISON annual seminar
Registration is now open for this year’s BAOT/UNISON national occupational therapy stewards’ training seminar, which takes place on 7-8 November at Aston University, Birmingham. It will start at lunchtime on Wednesday and finish at 3.15pm the following day. The annual seminar provides an opportunity for occupational therapy stewards from both health and local government to discuss key employment relations and professional issues. Seminar sessions will focus on: pay; the OT career development framework; young members; health and wellbeing for occupational therapy stewards; a guide to pension schemes; training o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News BAOT Occupational therapists Source Type: news

Registration opens for BAOT/UNISON annual seminar
Registration is now open for this year’s BAOT/UNISON national occupational therapy stewards’ training seminar, which takes place on 7-8 November at Aston University, Birmingham. It will start at lunchtime on Wednesday and finish at 3.15pm the following day. The annual seminar provides an opportunity for occupational therapy stewards from both health and local government to discuss key employment relations and professional issues. Seminar sessions will focus on: pay; the OT career development framework; young members; health and wellbeing for occupational therapy stewards; a guide to pension schemes; training o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News BAOT Occupational therapists Source Type: news

Peace experiences in occupational therapy: contributions from Colombian regions - G ómez-Galindo AM, Peñas-Felizzola OL, Parra-Esquivel EI.
OBJECTIVE : To identify and characterize professional experiences in occupational therapy in different regions of Colombia regarding the overcoming of the armed conflict. METHODS : Cross-sectional, descriptive study in which the digital version of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Occupational therapy fall prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review - Elliott S, Leland NE.
OBJECTIVE: Accidental falls among community-dwelling older adults are preventable and increase the risk of morbidity, hospitalization, and institutionalization. We updated and broadened a 2008 systematic review examining the evidence for the effectiveness ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Barriers and enablers to aligning rehabilitation goals to patient life roles following acquired brain injury - Sansonetti D, Nicks RJ, Unsworth C.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Life roles are integral to occupational therapy practice. Goal setting is a method of establishing priorities to measure outcomes. While acquired brain injury can impact a person's ability to fulfil meaningful life roles, the alignment of g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Getting my life back: occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing
The current situation: About one in six people experience a common mental health problem each week and over 85% of people first disclose their problem to their GP. Despite this only 5% of mental health professionals, such as occupational therapists, work in GP services, with the majority of mental health services based in secondary and acute care. This makes services difficult for people to access when difficulties first become apparent. What needs to change: By prioritising prevention and early intervention in mental health services people can be helped to recover before problems escalate. Our report demonstrates the ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail
(Natural News) Older women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail than those who don’t, according to a study published in the journal Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. The study suggested that even though regular physical activity may help elderly women enhance their mobility, it may not help with their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Nicole Montgomery, MISLT, AHIP, Librarian, Assistant Professor, CoxHealt...
Source: The Cornflower - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

New Drug Could Help Treat Core Symptoms Of Autism
BOSTON (CBS) – Currently 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder in the United States and there’s no drug yet to treat it, but now researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York are studying whether a first-of-its kind drug, called Balovaptan, could make a difference. Balovaptan prevents a molecule from binding to brain receptors and is designed to improve social interaction and communication in people with autism. Previous research in adults has been promising. Researchers say this treatment would not be a cure and that kids would still need speech therapy, occupational therapy and educat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Autism Autism Drug Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Occupational health, therapy services remain in high demand in Buffalo
What was once one list is now two, with Business First raking for the first time Buffalo's best occupational health providers and occupational therapy providers separately. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Lifting Therapy Caps Is a Load Off Medicare Patients ’ Shoulders Lifting Therapy Caps Is a Load Off Medicare Patients ’ Shoulders
Last month ’ s budget deal means Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for physical and occupational therapy indefinitely. Plus, prescription drug costs will fall for more seniors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking May Have Been the Longest-Living ALS Survivor. Here ’s What We Know
The world lost one of its most brilliant scientific minds Wednesday, when legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died at age 76. Hawking’s cause of death was likely amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that wears away at nerve and muscle function over time. He was first diagnosed with ALS more than five decades ago, at age 21, and was initially given just a few years to live — making the very nature of his long, illustrious career as much of a scientific marvel as the theories and discoveries it yielded. Here’s what to know about ALS, and what may have allowed Hawking to beat th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Physical and occupational therapy practice improvement following interprofessional evidence-based falls prevention training - Wheeler E, Coogle CL, Fix RC, Owens MG, Waters LH.
AIMS: Evaluate changes in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practice following evidence-based practice (EBP) interprofessional modules that teach assessments and interventions to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Predicting fitness-to-drive following stroke using the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off Road Assessment Battery - Unsworth CA, Baker A, Lannin N, Harries P, Strahan J, Browne M.
INTRODUCTION: It is difficult to determine if, or when, individuals with stroke are ready to undergo on-road fitness-to-drive assessment. The Occupational Therapy - Driver Off Road Assessment Battery was developed to determine client suitability to resume ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New MS healthcare associate certification exam offered at CMSC Annual Meeting
(Consortium of MS Centers) The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is pleased to announce a new certification for Healthcare Associates that includes medical assistants, nursing assistants and physical/occupational therapy assistants who are trained and educated to practice, but not licensed, and have worked in MS for at least one year. The first MSHA Certification Examination will take place during the 2018 CMSC Annual Meeting, May 30 -June 2, at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with disabilities in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born
(New York University) Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from they day they are born, finds a study published in BMC Public Health by Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Drug Addicts' Health Centre Underway
[Daily News] THE government is setting up a large-scale state-of-the-art occupational therapy centre to assist thousands of people who are struggling to recover from substance abuse in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy improves health, quality of life of young adults with diabetes
(University of Southern California) New results from a University of Southern California-led research study demonstrates the distinct value of occupational therapy for improving the health and quality of life of young adults living with diabetes. Research participants who completed the occupational therapy intervention program significantly improved their average blood glucose levels, diabetes-related quality of life and habits for checking blood glucose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Norwegian occupational wholeness questionnaire (N-OWQ): scale development and psychometric properties - Bonsaksen T, Yazdani F.
This study aimed to develop and examine the pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

AOTA's societal statement on disaster response and risk reduction -
[Abstract unavailable] Keywords: American Occupational Therapy Association; Position Statements; Policy Statements Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Occupational therapy services for individuals who have experienced domestic violence -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial opens $4.3 million cardiac unit
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened its new inpatient cardiac and stroke unit. The $4.3 million project, dedicated Thursday morning, includes 23 private rooms, smart technology and an onsite physical/occupational therapy and rehabilitation facility on the hospital’s third floor.  It’s the latest enhancement to the hospital’s cardiac service offerings: Last spring, th e hospital opened a cardiac catheterization lab in partnership with Buffalo General Medical Center, Mercy Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Adjusting challenge-skill balance to improve quality of life in older adults: a randomized controlled trial - Yoshida I, Hirao K, Nonaka T.
OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether occupational therapy that includes adjusting the challenge-skill balance improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for older adults in comparison with standard occupational therapy. METHOD: In this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Striking a balance: Charlie ’s recovery from neonatal stroke
“Hey, Charlie,” says Dr. Michael Rivkin as he gently dangles a small rubber ducky in front of the little boy. “Would you like this?” A wide smile breaks out across the toddler’s face. Why yes, he certainly would like that duck. He reaches and grasps at it, closing his tiny fingers around the toy. For Charlie Strzempek, it’s nothing more than a playful act. But for his parents, Kathleen and Tom, it’s a major accomplishment. Dr. Rivkin isn’t simply offering his patient a toy. He’s testing his ability to grab and hold an object in his right hand — the side of his bod...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Michael Rivkin Julie Croteau occupational therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Bouncing back: Nolan ’s life after stroke
Although he’s only a little over a year old, Nolan Morel is a bona fide charmer. Clad in a red shirt and navy blue suspenders, he flashes a happy grin at his mother, Rosalia; his physician, Dr. Laura Lehman; and the others in the room. “Look at those dimples!” someone coos, and he giggles in response. “I can’t believe how social he’s being,” laughs Rosalia. “He wasn’t always like this.” In fact, Nolan’s first several days of life were anything but lighthearted. Just a few hours after his birth at a hospital north of Boston, he stopped breathing and had to be...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories child life Dr. Laura Lehman feeding therapy occupational therapy physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Qubein: Why High Point University may add more health care degrees
Optometry, nursing and occupational therapy are among the possibilities as university explores broader health care degree offerings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Emerald journal collection available on ScienceOpen
One of Emerald’s top journals, Advances in Autism, is now a featured journal on ScienceOpen, along with three other journals integrated into the latter’s citation network: The Journal of Health Organization and Management, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy and International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ScienceOpen are committed to open science and believe that unrestricted access to knowledge helps to drive creativity, innovation and development. With these journals focusing on social health research, the enhanced visibility of this research is unquestionably important for our global societ...
Source: News from STM - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Help us improve the care people with arthritis receive
Good quality, and cost effective, social care is vital for many people with arthritis. When done right it can mean people are supported to live well, regardless of whether they are in their own home, the home of a family member, or a residential care home.Please join us and ask the Government to take action toimprove the social care system.The term social care can often be misunderstood, and many people living with arthritis don’t know how it could help them. Social care covers much more than residential care homes; it can provide personal care and practical support (such as help to wash, dress, or go to the toilet) ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of a measure of independence in everyday activities: the ADL profile - Dutil E, Bottari C, Auger C.
This study presents the test-retest reliability of the task and operation scores of a performan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sherry Muir Makes Tenure in Joint UA/UAMS Program (NWA Health Movers)
Sherry Muir has been appointed to a tenured position as program director for the new occupational therapy doctoral program developed as a joint offering by the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the College of Education & Health Professions at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rheumatology leaders praise bipartisan framework to repeal medicare therapy caps
(American College of Rheumatology) The Medicare therapy caps were originally introduced in 1997 as a part of the Balanced Budget Act. Arbitrary caps on outpatient therapy services covered by Medicare -- including physical therapy, speech language pathology, and occupational therapy -- were put in place in order to reduce federal spending and balance the federal budget. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From Buenos Aires to Boston for pediatric stroke care
Twice a year, Osvaldo and Sol board a plane in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For a week or more, they leave behind their home, their friends, their jobs — and, sometimes, their two daughters, Ines and Clara. But what waits for them, a continent away, is worth it. In Boston, they say, they have found expert care for their son, Francisco. “Francisco was perfectly fine when he was born,” says Sol. “But two days later, we were having trouble waking him up.” Although initially doctors assured the family that his behavior was normal, they quickly transferred him to the neonatal intensive care unit when h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Michael Rivkin International Health Services physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Looking to the future: Robot-assisted surgery offers hope for Brendan
Brendan Randolph focuses on the lane in front of him, takes a few steps and lets the ball fly down the lane. He waits to see where it lands and then turns back, grinning with satisfaction: With all ten pins down, it’s a strike. Bowling is one of his favorite pastimes, and he’s thrilled to be back at it. That’s no small feat for this 17-year-old, who underwent brain surgery just a few months ago. Brendan and his parents, Joanne and Chris Running out of options for epilepsy Brendan began experiencing seizures within just a few hours of his birth and was diagnosed with epilepsy, believed to be the result of ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Phillip Pearl Dr. Scellig Stone epilepsy epilepsy center robotics seizures Source Type: news

Chicago physical therapy business buys The Work Center
Athletico Physical Therapy has acquired St. Louis-based The Work Center, which specializes in providing physical and occupational therapy for work-related injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale closed last week but was announced Friday, an Athletico spokeswoman said. The privately held companies do not disclose their revenue. Ronald Rucker and Angela Drumm of Carmody MacDonald PC served as legal counsel for The Work Center in the transaction . The Work Center has nine clinics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Chicago physical therapy business buys The Work Center
Athletico Physical Therapy has acquired St. Louis-based The Work Center, which specializes in providing physical and occupational therapy for work-related injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale closed last week but was announced Friday, an Athletico spokeswoman said. The privately held companies do not disclose their revenue. Ronald Rucker and Angela Drumm of Carmody MacDonald PC served as legal counsel for The Work Center in the transaction . The Work Center has nine clinics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Enabling work: occupational therapy interventions for persons with occupational injuries and diseases: a scoping review - Blas AJT, Beltran KMB, Martinez PGV, Yao DPG.
PURPOSE This review aims to map the scope of published research on occupational therapy (OT) interventions and pertinent work and work-related outcomes for persons with occupational injuries and diseases. METHODS The scoping review adapted Arksey a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Demand prompts second location for Chautauqua physical therapy office
With demand growing and ongoing unmet need in the Mayville area, Chautauqua Physical& Occupational Therapy expanded with a second office site. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Understanding social isolation among urban aging adults: informing occupation-based approaches - Hand C, Retrum J, Ware G, Iwasaki P, Moaalii G, Main DS.
Socially isolated aging adults are at risk of poor health and well-being. Occupational therapy can help address this issue; however, information is needed to guide such work. National surveys characterize social isolation in populations of aging adults but... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury
Treatment TermsHand pain and injuryPhysical and occupational therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopaedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive rehab to help her regain the use of her lifeless hand. Hero Image20170815_bethhufner_arm_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a pick-up truck that had veere...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury (Video)
Treatment TermsHand pain and injuryPhysical and occupational therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopaedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive rehab to help her regain the use of her lifeless hand. Hero ImageHand Function Restored After Devastating Injury Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a pick-up tru...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Occupational therapy and veteran suicide: a call to action - Kashiwa A, Sweetman MM, Helgeson L.
Suicide in the U.S. military veteran population is an epidemic with a wide-ranging impact on individuals, families, and society. Death by suicide is preventable. The purpose of this article is to ignite a professional discussion about veteran suicide, a se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Our family ’s journey of the heart
When our son Nicholas was 5 weeks old, we brought him and his twin sister Emmy to our pediatrician for what we thought was a routine well visit. Though the twins had been born four weeks early, Nicholas had only been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a few days with low blood sugar and jaundice. Both babies seemed healthy and we had no major concerns. However, as we watched our pediatrician listen to Nicholas’ heart and pulse, we realized something wasn’t right. He told us the pulse in Nicholas’ lower extremities was weaker than the pulse in his upper body. He suspected Nichola...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Liz Wilson Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories autism spectrum disorder Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program coarctation of the aorta Dr. Anjali Sadhwani Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Samantha Butler Source Type: news

Maryland Heights nursing home operator to pay $8.3 million in Medicare settlement
Maryland Heights-based nursing home operator Reliant Care Group LLC and several affiliates agreed to pay $8.3 million in a civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims they provided unnecessary physical, speech and occupational therapy to nursing home residents that was then billed to Medicare, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday. From January 2008 through April 2014, Reliant provided those therapies to nursing home residents who were in a skilled nursing facility… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Fall prevention self-assessments via mobile 3D visualization technologies: community dwelling older adults' perceptions of opportunities and challenges - Hamm J, Money A, Atwal A.
BACKGROUND: In the field of occupational therapy, the assistive equipment provision process (AEPP) is a prominent preventive strategy used to promote independent living and to identify and alleviate fall risk factors via the provision of assistive equipmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Occupational Therapy Helps Young Adults With Diabetes Occupational Therapy Helps Young Adults With Diabetes
Facilitating chronic disease management is an emerging area within the field of occupational therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Revision of the Competency Standards for Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors: an overview of the evidence for the inclusion of cognitive and perceptual assessments within fitness-to-drive evaluations - Fields SM, Unsworth CA.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Determination of fitness-to-drive after illness or injury is a complex process typically requiring a comprehensive driving assessment, including off-road and on-road assessment components. The competency standards for occupational therapy d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news