Intended Audience General Public Older Adults Family members OT Practitioners OT Students Background According to the CDC, the average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years. Interestingly, the average life expectancy of other countries such in Canada and Europe...
Be Careful of Technology during a Pandemic Modern technology has allowed information to be shared instantly, both good information and misinformation. It has given people, both experts and average people like me a voice to be heard. Unfortunately, with COVID-19,...
Screen Time Background The advent of mobile devices compared to desktop computers and laptops have made screen time much more accessible. Too much screen time for children and teens has been linked to poor sleep. The benefits of sleep are...

Cyber Bullying Laws

There is no federal law that specifically applies to bullying. In some cases, when bullying is based on race or ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion*, bullying overlaps with harassment and schools are legally obligated to address...

Is it a Headache or a Migraine?

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...
Intermittent self-catheterization is the temporary placement of a catheter (tube) to remove urine from the body. This is done by placing the catheter through the urethra (the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside opening) to empty...
Compression stockings can very helpful for people with lymphedema in their legs. Putting on compression stockings by yourself, for a family member, or patient can be challenging. Even for an experienced person, putting on compression stockings requires a lot...
Background In light of local disaster events such as the Geysers Fire in 2004 and the Sonoma County New Years Flood of 2006, the 2017 Fires, the County would like to encourage individuals, families, and businesses to be prepared for future emergencies. Families with...

Proper Way to Pick up a Box

The proper way to pick up a box (or any other object) Which of these images show the proper way to pick up an object? See below for answers. A B C D E   Body Mechanics Basics 1. Test the load. Before you lift, check the...
“It’s not just something that’s limited to one social group” “It’s not just like the group of kids who, like, are stoners. It’s theathletes. It’s the nerds. It’s everybody. It’s infiltrated every social clique. Every type of person knows someone —...