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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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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Managing Arthritis

An estimated 1 in 5 adults (46 million) and 1 in 250 children (294,000) are diagnosed annually with arthritis in the United States. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the prevalence of arthritis will increase to 67 million adults by 2030. More than 100 inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions are categorized as...

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Sleep

Sleep is essential for well-being and critical for maintaining homeostasis and participating in activities of daily living. Occupational therapists have long acknowledged the influence of sleep on occupational performance. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process (2nd ed.; American Occupational Therapy Association,...

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Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1, and they probably won’t be the only ones harmed. "It's important to realize that falls among older persons, with their staggering physical, emotional as well as economic consequences, have the potential t...

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Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Americans overall have better control of their Cholesterol, but we’re not out of the woods. It’s no secret that the United States could stand to collectively shed a few pounds. More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. But a few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

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