If you didn't know, April is the month to celebrate the occupational therapy (OT) profession. While patients of all ages benefit from occupational therapy for acute and chronic health conditions, many people do not understand what occupational therapists actually do. That is why, having a dedicated month to celebrate OT brings awareness to a discipline that helps so many people lead better lives.
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This year, World Health Day (7 April 2021) is all about building a fairer, healthier world. For over 50 years, since its founding in 1948, the World Health Organization's (WHO) mission has been to create awareness for a variety of health issues as well as offer informational resources to the general public.
Spring is in the air and with it, so are seasonal allergies. As beautiful and regenerative as this season is, many are struggling to stop and smell the roses. Namely, because they can’t stop sneezing - but also because unfortunately Covid-19 is still ever prevalent in our world the anxiety of spring allergies vs Covid-19 has in fact returned. Today we are providing expert advice on knowing the difference between allergies and Covid-19 to help you find some peace of mind and enjoy the spring season!
March is a significant month for our disabled friends, family, and neighbors. Not only will this year mark the 34th anniversary of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March, 1987), but it will also be the 9th ever officially observed World Down Syndrome Day (March, 21st).
Join us in celebrating the lives of those with down syndrome and other developmental disabilities in an effort to further advocate for their rights, inclusion and welfare across the globe!
Happy International Women’s Day (IWD)! Today was created in the name of celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for gender equality around the world. It is especially a good day to share women’s stories, successes, adversities as well as help fundraise and donate to female-focused charities which we will have linked in the resources section below!
As you may know from part 1 of our #NEDA series, this week has been dedicated to increasing National Eating Disorders Awareness. While we have already discussed its history and purpose, today we want to dive deeper into the affects eating disorders have not only on the body but also on the mind.
Eating disorders have been a prevalent problem in America for decades. In fact, about 20 million women and 10 million men experience eating disorders at some point in their lifetime. That is why so many organizations across the country come together to improve education and increase advocacy for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. With eating disorders categorized as a behavioral and mental illness, it is important, now more than ever, to discuss the significance of total body wellness. Although people may not initially be perceived as someone who suffers from an eating disorder, a person's health should not always be determined from how they look but in most cases how they feel both physically and mentally. Keep reading to learn more about #NEDA awareness!
While February is most commonly associated with Valentine's Day, for over 50 years it has also been recognized as the official American Heart Month in which advocacy efforts are made nationwide to bring awareness to cardiovascular health. That is why, today we are discussing the importance of observing American Heart Month as well as providing some helpful resources for everyone to read and share!
With this past week marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is important to not only remember those who passed and their families who are forever affected by this tragedy but to also recognize the first responders, fire fighters, police officers, military personnel as well as medical professionals that all served during this state of national emergency. As we commemorate their sacrifice and honor their commitment to public safety, the recent challenges of COVID-19 have presented the healthcare industry with similar issues of struggling to deliver patient care under pressures of fear, panic and confusion. While the pandemic has caused various obstacles for both patients and providers, there are some benefits that have come from the CoronaVirus such as increased collaboration among multispecialty care teams, prioritization of patient engagement in addition to technological advancements that have offered business continuity plans and goals to reshape the future of healthcare innovation.