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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the Un...

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May is High Blood Pressure Month

What Is High Blood Pressure? What is high blood pressure and why is it dangerous? Get the answers to your blood pressure FAQs here. At each doctor visit, one of the first things the nurse does is check your blood pressure. Why is this measurement so important? Here are the facts. What is blo...

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What Is Food Therapy, and Why Does My Child Need It?

Children with extreme eating habits can seriously benefit from food therapy. The lives of many families with kids who struggle with food issues have been changed for the better by food therapy —  the process in which a therapist counsels a child and leads them through therapeutic steps with the goal of getting them to try foods on their own w...

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Occupational Therapy and Prevention of Falls

Slips, trips, and falls in and around the home are frequently the cause of injuries to older adults. In 2012, an estimated 3.2 million older adults received medical treatment for injuries related to falls, with many of these injuries resulting in decreased independence, a need for long-term-care support, and increased risk for early death. There we...

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Managing Chronic Pain With Occupational Therapy

Persons with chronic pain face more than their fair share of obstacles. In addition to continual discomfort, they may also confront a lot of frustration, difficulty obtaining proper medications, and in some cases, the skepticism and suspicion of others. Pain is infinitely complex, and occupational therapy practitioners understand its many dimens...

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