Almost 800,000 people a year suffer a new or recurrent stroke according to the American Heart Association. While mortality is declining, stroke remains the leading cause of adult disability. Prevailing wisdom has been that improvement from stroke-induced aphasia maximizes at one year post-incident. However, a new study suggests quite the opposite. All study participants were ….
Chronic fatigue, cognitive impairment and reduced overall fitness following heart failure can affect a patient’s ability to perform everyday activities and their mindset. The role of occupational therapy in recovery from heart failure, as stipulated by AOTA, is to address: “ strategies to conserve energy and reduce the demands of activities, while integrating appropriate physical ….
A 2011 University of Findlay, OH survey noted that while most physical therapists support cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention behaviors in theory, many do not put it into practice, especially when it comes to patient education regarding medications, BMI etc. The work concluded that CVD patient education was practiced more by APTA Cardiopulmonary (CP) section members ….
“It All Starts in DC” for Nurses Among its other distinctions, Washington, D.C. has the highest wine consumption per capita, the third lowest obesity rate and the second highest rate of health insurance coverage in the nation. Nonetheless, it is somehow fitting to note as we celebrate “American Heart Month” in February, that our nation’s ….
Being the most vital part of the human body, the heart remains the common focus of most technologies today to make sure it is in perfect shape. As part of the celebration of Heart month in February, we want to inspire you on how you can maintain your healthy heart by providing you with inspirational quotes that ….
This is the 51st year since President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed February as American Heart Month across our nation. Since that time, advances in research and technology have enhanced our knowledge and reduced unnecessary deaths. But heart disease remains the #1 killer of women and men in this country. So while great strides continue to be ….
TO YOUR HEALTH – HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2015 Some of the most practical and exciting products exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) each year are in the health category, and this year was no exception. Here are five currently or soon to be on the market innovations revealed at the event held January 6-9 ….
“Nebraska Nice” For Healthcare Professionals The Cornhusker State has always defied any quick impressions or generalizations. Once dubbed “The Great American Desert”, it is in fact mostly verdant soil and the top supplier of the world’s red meat, soybeans and corn. But Nebraska is more than just an agricultural powerhouse. Crossing the state one can ….
A new year is here, and many of us will be reviewing what we learned in 2014 to better our lives and our careers in 2015. Traditionally, January and February are peak recruitment/hiring months with a significant advantage to the earliest applicants. Industry analysts are predicting anywhere from a 3-5% growth rate for healthcare professions. ….
There is still time to show that Registered Nurse or Nurse Manager in your life how much you appreciate their dedication and service. Try our suggestions for ten great gifts that will show how much you care. Follow allwrite4u’s board Ten Last Minute Gifts for Your Favorite Nurse on Pinterest.
Speech Language Pathologists give others their voices. This is the time of year to show appreciation for all that they do to change lives, by making theirs a little better. Here are ten ideas to show that you care in the Pinterest Board below. Follow allwrite4u’s board Centra’s Top Ten SLP Presents For 2014 on ….
Fall foliage, the Napa Valley crush and Halloween costumes aside, October is also Physical Therapy Month. Centra would like to honor all of the hardworking and committed therapists that daily improve our quality of life and mobility, but often go unrecognized. The Pinterest Board below is dedicated to PTs everywhere…22 years and counting! Follow allwrite4u’s ….
You’ll Be Ok as a Healthcare Pro in OK After inspiring an award-winning musical and film, Oklahoma continues to inspire with its geographic, economic and cultural diversity. It has more than 10 distinct ecoregions and its economic focus on gas and oil has expanded to make it an energy, agricultural, telecommunications and biotechnology powerhouse. The ….
Growing older is a fact of life. Doing it gracefully is rapidly becoming a fact of life as well, thanks to advances in healthcare. This month we pay tribute to the idea that healthy aging is an achievable goal for everyone. Whether you are a Millennial or Baby Boomer, a caregiver or care recipient, working ….
The life of a travel therapist or nurse is filled with rewarding assignments, stimulating work environments and financial perks not always available to permanent employees. These positions are challenging enough without having to worry about making those travel arrangements, keeping track of expenses, and acclimating to a new location. Luckily for all of us, technology ….
Nurses have learned all too well that “necessity is the mother of invention”, and some have come up with simple but ingenious tools to better care for their patients. At the inaugural White House Maker Faire, held June 18, 2014, a nurse-innovator was among the honorees. Roxanna Reyna, an RNC-NIC at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in ….
The last time we looked, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are not only extremely dedicated to their patients and their profession, but creative and outgoing as well! So we decided to check out some of the more imaginative current events around the country: PT Pub Night: The great networking event is now in 70 ….
These days most of us are using some form of social media for everything from news and information gathering… to self-branding and networking… to finding a great restaurant or gift. These means of interaction have allowed us to become “citizens of the world”, challenging self-imposed boundaries and airing our innermost thoughts and ideas. We are ….