2017 Health Care Heroes winner: Sarah Meinking
Sarah Meinking Title: Certified occupational therapy assistant Organization: Mercy Health - West Hospital Meinking helps patients improve their motor skills and regain independence while also advocating on their behalf. What’s the most challenging part of your work? Time constraints. It is important to be a ble to complete a thorough chart review on a patient, ask the right questions, provide quality therapy services, document concise and clear notes, keep on schedule to avoid patients waiting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Nikki Kingery Source Type: news

If Trump Really Wants To 'Do Something' About Autism, Here Are 3 Suggestions
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.calle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fifth Annual Interprofessional Evening of Conversation for Aspiring...
At this event, students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, healthcare studies, education, counseling, and nursing observe a "patient" case presentation and...(PRWeb February 09, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/HussonUniversity/InterprofessionalEvening/prweb14056290.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ascension opens first clinic under new unified name
Ascension Medical Group has opened its first clinic in the country under the new unified name for the St. Louis-based health care system. Ascension Medical Group at Westwood opened this week in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 48,000-square-foot clinic offers primary and specialty care, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, occupational medicine and physical and occupational therapy. Ascension, which is the largest nonprofit health syste m in the United States, announced in September that it was launching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Ascension opens first clinic under new unified name
Ascension Medical Group has opened its first clinic in the country under the new unified name for the St. Louis-based health care system. Ascension Medical Group at Westwood opened this week in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 48,000-square-foot clinic offers primary and specialty care, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, occupational medicine and physical and occupational therapy. Ascension, which is the largest nonprofit health syste m in the United States, announced in September that it was launching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Interventions for resuming driving after traumatic brain injury - Ross PE, Di Stefano M, Charlton J, Spitz G, Ponsford JL.
PURPOSE: To describe the goals, processes, resources and outcomes of on-road training lessons provided to drivers with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who failed an initial occupational therapy (OT) driver assessment. METHOD: Descriptive cohort study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos
On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on to spend over three months in the NICU. The experience was difficult for the Moores to say the least, but now the twins are healthy and thriving at home. Jourdan and Matt are sharing photos from the NICU, along with images of their progress, to offer a message of hope to other parents in that difficult situation. On this day... One year ago October 16th Jaxson fit inside his daddy's hand. He was 23 days old and weighed 1lb 8oz. Exactly one week prior he had a brea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos
On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on to spend over three months in the NICU. The experience was difficult for the Moores to say the least, but now the twins are healthy and thriving at home. Jourdan and Matt are sharing photos from the NICU, along with images of their progress, to offer a message of hope to other parents in that difficult situation. On this day... One year ago October 16th Jaxson fit inside his daddy's hand. He was 23 days old and weighed 1lb 8oz. Exactly one week prior he had a brea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-transplant tips & tricks from families who ’ve been through it
Transplant recipients typically feel stronger and more energetic following transplant recovery. But returning to regular activities, sports and travel can be challenging. A few “transplant moms,” who’ve already been through the experience, share their wisdom and advice. Charlene, mom to Brent, 19, liver transplant recipient Planning a first vacation post-transplant is easier said than done. Charlene Newhall knows. And, she has a handful of advice, following a family summer trip to Arizona from their home in Maine: Work with your pharmacy to ensure you have enough medications. Research the closest major hospitals. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Ingenuity helps when health challenges get in the way of doing laundry, tying shoes, buttoning shirts
Students from biology, engineering, medicine and occupational therapy come together to create devices for clients living with health challenges. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy may have the potential to slow down functional decline and reduce behavioral troubles
Dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a research study. The research suggested the influence of occupational therapy on reducing behavioral troubles, caregivers ' burden and amount of informal care over the intervention period and a stabilization over the 3-months period thereafter. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Occupational therapy may have the potential to slow down functional decline and reduce behavioral troubles
(IOS Press) A French observational study in real life showed that dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease this month. The research suggested the influence of occupational therapy on reducing behavioral troubles, caregivers' burden and amount of informal care over the intervention period and a stabilization over the 3-months period thereafter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

230 collaborators from 49 countries join to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Rehabilitation.Cochrane Rehabilitation is a global network of individuals, involved in the production, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practice inrehabilitation.The new Cochrane Field will promote and advocate for using the best evidence within the rehabilitation world, including physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, psychology, and physical medicine to inform clinical decision-making.With more than 230 collaborators from 49 countries expressing their willingness to join, Cochrane Rehabil...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Walking faster after stroke, managing chemobrain after cancer
(Allina Health) New gate guidelines developed by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute doubled stroke patients' walking speeds. And, occupational therapy helped breast cancer patients manage chemobrain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong after an emergency department visit for a fall - Chu MM, Fong KN, Lit AC, Rainer TH, Cheng SW, Au FL, Fung HK, Wong CM, Tong HK.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of an occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for older adults admitted to the emergency department (ED) for a fall and discharged directly home. DESIGN: Single-blind, multicenter, randomized, c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news