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Latest Updates Click here for a Live Update. As of 2/10/20: People Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*† People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States Positive 12 Negative 318 Pending§ 68 Total 398   Background Social media and traditional media have been flooded by headlines of the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus. The coronavirus has...
What is the difference between a headache and a migraine? Headaches Mild, dull pressure Sensations mainly felt throughout the forehead or scalp Migraines Intense pulsing, throbbing Sensations mainly felt on one side of head Additional symptoms of nausea, dizziness, seeing flashing...
Refer to an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Meanwhile, OTs can provide interventions to enable the use of the client's remaining visual acuity. OT Interventions Increase background contrast Use black on white. Or apply bright colors (e.g., markers, tape). Increase illumination Using different types of...
Occupational Therapy DVT & PE Evidence-Based Screening (2019) This post focuses on current evidence-based screening techniques for OTs who have a suspicion of DVT or PE for their patients, which will allow OTs to take appropriate action because of the...
Correlation between Uncontrolled Diabetes and Osteomyelitis Background Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by an infectious organism. Can affect any population or group. Rare, but serious condition. Incidence remained relatively stable among children and young adults but almost tripled among individuals...