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At-Home Nurse Fills Client's Fridge

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

No matter how much we have, it is easy to get caught-up in wanting something more. Whether it is a new car, nicer clothing, or that awesome new electronic device our friend just got, it is easy to feel like we need something more. Yet, it is important to simply be grateful for what we already have. Recently, Amanda Mary Perez, an at-home nurse was reminded of this.

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More Than "Just a Nurse"

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to the medical field, doctors often get the most praise and credit for helping people. While they do have more schooling than others, such as nurses, EMTs, and medical assistants, it is important to realize that others in the medical field also play a valuable role in helping others. Recently, Caitlin Brassington, fought back against the idea that her contribution is less important than that of a doctor

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Physical Therapy -- More Helpful for Chronic Pain Than Medication?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people are in pain, they often turn to medications to relieve their suffering. People suffering from chronic pain may have their doctor prescribe them stronger pain medication, often an opiate. While opiates will help to relieve the pain, they are often not the best option.

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Horses With Heart for Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Service animals are an indisputable asset in treating and dealing with disabilities: physical, emotional, and behavioral. Companion animals are legally allowed in public places where traditional pets are prohibited. One four-footed friend that may not spring to mind is the horse.

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4 Valentine's Day Speech Therapy Ideas

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2017 11:41:19 AM

If you are not willing to get creative, speech therapy can get a little repetitive for the children as well as the teacher. With Valentine's Day upon us, there are at least four ways you can make speech therapy more enjoyable for students.

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Occupational Therapy -- Help for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The way we process the world around us is the foundation of how we function, physically, socially, and emotionally. Most of us use our primary five senses (and there are many more) to navigate through life, with the central nervous system sending us information as we process it and act with appropriate responses.

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Talking to TV Characters & More Signs You Might Be a Speech Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Speech therapists are a special breed. More than just a career, many of us view speech therapy as a calling that we can’t turn off at the end of the workday. Just hearing people talk triggers the gears of our minds to study, analyze, and even engage people in conversation about—you guessed it—speech!

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An Occupational Therapist Uses Dance to Reach Special-Needs Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Dancing is something that many young girls aspire to do. But for children with special needs, dance classes can be intimidating. Children who have physical ailments or other limitations might feel self conscious in a standard dance class. That doesn’t happen in a class in Maine called Steps of Grace, a special class developed by an occupational therapist for children who have special needs.

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Healthcare: Does Your Doctor's Gender Matter?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Gender equality in the medical field has come a long way since 1849, when Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States. Despite those changes, there still continues to be gender differences among doctors in the United States.

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Carrie Underwood's Dog Undergoes Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of physical therapy, they often think of athletes who have gotten injured or of people who of fallen and gotten hurt. Physical therapy, though, is not just for humans.

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