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Category: allied-health-professionals

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy asks: “What matters to you?” instead of “What’s the matter with you?” It’s a prime example of what differentiates occupational therapy from other physical therapy programs....

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Alzheimer's Curriculum from the CDC

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is projected to affect nearly 14 million people by the year 2060. But Alzheimer's isn't a normal part of aging, and the Center for Disease...

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The Benefits of Joining a Simulation-Related Networking Group

In the age of social networking abundance, with sites like LinkedIn and Twitter providing constant industry updates and opportunities to connect, it can seem as though all our professional...

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Respiratory Therapist Reflects on Communication, Education, and Simulation

This is an interview with Dani Wall, a respiratory therapist in the pulmonary department at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

Nicki Murff: What made you choose a career in respiratory...

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Early Care and Education (ECE) to Address Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity in the United States is a serious issue. For children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years, obesity rates are about 17 percent, or about 12.7 million children and adolescents –...

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Understanding Career Technical Education

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Advance CTE, the non-profit organization for Career Technical Education (CTE) across 50 states, describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as, “an educational option that provides learners with...

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7 Teaching Strategies for Treating LGBTQ Patients

In 2017, data from a national Center for American Progress (CAP) survey showed that 14 percent of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) patients had experienced discrimination...

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4 Obesity Nursing Care Plan Simulations

With such a significant percentage of the U.S. population being obese, and with its impact on health, healthcare providers are going to need to be prepared to provide care for overweight and obese...

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Men and Addiction: Signs of Abuse and Treatment Options

Men’s rates of addiction are nearly twice as high as those of women, and men are more likely to abuse alcohol and use all types of illicit drugs than women. The reasons for abuse vary, and a...

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Diagnosing and Treating Asthma

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Asthma is a disease that affects a person’s lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. One in 13 people has asthma.

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