Join AOTA and occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students across the country as we help others Live Life To Its Fullest by avoiding the pain and injury that can come from heavy backpacks and bags.Read More
About 1 in 6 (17%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health.Read More
As a child, I was an easy mark for playground torments: smart, insufferably rule-abiding, decidedly unpretty. The tormenter I remember most distinctly was not my first bully, nor my last, but his attacks would turn the others into footnotes.
He was in my class for years; his mom was my softball coach, driving me to and from practice when my single mother could not.Read More
Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed.
The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of adulthood obesity.Read More
Weight loss and weight management are drilled into the lives of people with type 2 diabetes and those at high risk for developing the disease. If losing weight was easy, we wouldn’t have a nationwide obesity problem.
Dr. Deneen Vojta, chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at United Health Group, says many people who have experienced long-term success at keeping weight off for five years or more in the National Weight Control Registry do three things.Read More
September Employee Birthdays and Anniversaries to Celebrate!Read More
Millions of Americans use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Young people especially, age 17 and under, have quickly taken up their use: Substantially more young people use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product, including traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes.
Despite their popularity, little is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes.Read More
Make sure your vaccine records are up to date!Read More
The first step to getting a good night’s rest is knowing how sleep works.
Sleep happens in cycles of repeating stages. Together, these stages make up your sleep architecture” It’s a fragile framework, and everything from diet, exercise and stress to your bedroom environment can protect or disrupt this architecture.Read More
When you or a loved one gets sick or injured, going to the right place helps ensure getting the care you need quickly and efficiently. This helpful checklist will help you evaluate whether you should seek attention at an Immediate Care or the Emergency Room.Read More
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.Read More
August Employee Birthdays and Anniversaries to Celebrate!Read More
Like many of you reading this, I know what it feels like to lose someone close to you to suicide. Many are also feeling a combined sense of sadness and awareness following the high-profile suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. While their worlds are well outside of healthcare, mental health touches us all.Read More
According to a survey of more than 600 nurses conducted by LinkedIn last month, 25 percent of respondents said artificial intelligence will have the greatest negative impact on nursing.
Only five percent believe it will have the greatest positive impact on the field.Read More
Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is the newest crazy cool superfood. It's made it's way into the American hearts in the past year with the list of awesome benefits described below. If you can find it, you should eat it!Read More