Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: therapists lack knowledge to prevent transmission of CMV

Results from a new health-risk knowledge survey indicate that physical and occupational therapists are at increased risk of contracting cytomegalovirus (CMV), a leading cause of prenatal infection and lifelong disabilities, ...

Health

3-D app measures up to prevent falls

People prone to falls could be safer pottering round at home with smart mobile 3-D software to help healthcare workers measure their surroundings.

Oncology & Cancer

Surgery and therapy offer hope for patients with lymphedema

Imagine an ailment that swells one of your legs to four times its size—one that destroys quality of life, bringing with it immense pain, even shame. For Salvador Castellanos, that nightmare was a reality.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could technology improve the lives of people living with dementia?

Being able to tell your family you love them, order a meal at a cafe, and talk to friends are all things most people take for granted— but for people living with dementia, communication difficulties can lead to isolation.

Health

Occupational therapy reduces hospital readmissions

An independent study published in Medical Care Research and Review found that "occupational therapy is the only spending category where additional hospital spending has a statistically significant association with lower readmission ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Occupational therapists explore the serious side of play

Children's play isn't, well, child's play. It's a stepping stone to adulthood, says Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor and director of UAB's Postprofessional Master's Program in occupational therapy in the UAB ...

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