Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier. Here ’s What Else Being Outside Can Do for Your Health
Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate, while encouraging physical activity and buoying mood and mental health. Some research even suggests that green space is associated with a lower risk of developing psychiatric disorders — all findings that doctors are increasingly taking seriously and relaying to their patients. Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research adds to the evidence and shows just how little time it takes to get...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Majority of Buffalo-area hospitals see drops in emergency room visits
Efforts to reduce emergency room visits are succeeding for many Western New York hospitals. Fifteen of the 23 hospitals represented on the Business First emergency departments list saw drops in total ER visits from 2016 to 2017. COMING UP: The next lists coming out Feb. 15 are life science companies and engineering firms. SURVEYS OUT: Surveys are still out for residential real estate firms, occupational therapy providers and occupational health providers, commercial lenders and electrical contractors.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Dr. Timothy Roe's passion for rehabilitative care
"An issue with being in Hawaii though, is the difficulty with getting good workers in the health care profession. We lack the educational programs that other states have, like doctor of physical therapy programs and doctor of occupational therapy programs." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: James Charisma Source Type: news

Dr. Timothy Roe's passion for rehabilitative care
"An issue with being in Hawaii though, is the difficulty with getting good workers in the health care profession. We lack the educational programs that other states have, like doctor of physical therapy programs and doctor of occupational therapy programs." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Charisma Source Type: news

Letter to the editor: What repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean
An occupational therapist argues that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have a negative effect on occupational therapy for patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Asari Yahata Source Type: news

AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she ' d be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven weeks of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy, she... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Community-based occupational therapy in Norway: content, dilemmas, and priorities - Arntzen C, Sveen U, Hagby C, Bonsaksen T, Dolva AS, Horghagen S.
BACKGROUND: Profound changes in municipal health services, are calling for new models for community-based occupational therapy services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to explore how Norwegian occupational therapists position themselves in rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cooking as a prescription for depression? Occupational therapy gains traction in mental health treatment
In her 30 years as a practising occupational therapist, Lisa Diamond-Burchuk has seen the impact that performing even small, meaningful tasks can have on the mental health of her patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Risk Management for a Resident Who Won ’t Follow Medical Advice
Mrs. H and her husband are residents at a skilled nursing facility. They are elderly and have extensive gait instability, but are cognitively intact. Mr. H is rehabilitating after a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. They are both receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy. After rehab, Mr. H is discharged home to the community to live with his adult children, but his wife must remain in the SNF. Every day after his discharge, Mr. H visits his wife and wants to walk with her in the hallways like they used to do when they both resided at the SNF together. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Encompass Health presents $250,000 gift to Tuskegee University
A $250,000 commitment from Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) will assist in finding scholarships for nursing and occupational therapy students in Tuskegee University ’s School of Nursing and Allied Health.  The philanthropic partnership with Tuskegee represents the company’s first university partnership with a historically black college or university.  A portion of Encompass Health’s gift will benefit the university’s endowment, ensuring the scholars hip are awarded into perpetuity. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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 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 on how to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News BAOT Occupational therapists 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 on how to...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2018 Category: Food Science 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