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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...
Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon on the purchase of products from this post. Background Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) occurs when the band of tissue (frenulum) that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth is short, tight, or...
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...
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...
General Guidelines Communication Treat Blind people as individuals. Identify yourself when entering a room. Speak directly to the individual. Give specific directions (instead of vague directions). Touch the arm or use their name when addressing them to let them know...
What is the difference between visual field cuts (VFD) and neglect? What is a field cut? What is inattention? Why does it often occur on the left side? Is there such a thing as right-sided neglect? How do patients...