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April 25, 2017

Occupational Therapy Hits the Century Mark

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Occupational Therapy: Where science, creativity, and compassion unite.

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and this year marks its centennial year!

What is occupational therapy?

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April 21, 2017

Celebrating Earth Day

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On Saturday, April 22, the world will recognize Earth Day. The tradition began in 1970, when then Governor Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin saw the devastating effects of an oil spill in California. Since then, Earth Day is observed to call attention to climate change, the things that can damage our environment, and how we can help protect our planet.

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April 20, 2017

Thoughts, Feelings and Stress

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One morning, traffic on the highway backs up much more than usual. Pam and Nancy both have important doctor appointments to get to and are now running late. 

Pam is concerned that she may be too late for her appointment. However, after calling her doctor’s office and advising them of her situation, she is now jamming out to tunes on her favorite radio station.  

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April 18, 2017

April Awareness: For the Men

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Did you know testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34? Last year, it affected nearly 9,000 men.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Although testicular cancer is relatively rare compared to other urologic cancers, it generally occurs in otherwise young, healthy men. It can have a substantial impact on both the patient and his family.  Over the years, there has been increasing awareness of testicular cancer in part due to high-profile patients and improved advocacy efforts.

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April 13, 2017

Moderation Isn't Good for Everything

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In most cases, too much of anything is probably not a good idea.

That is especially true for alcohol. But when it comes to underage drinking, any is too much. That’s why the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), has observed Alcohol Awareness Month every April since 1987. Its focus is to call attention to the dangers of alcohol, especially among underage drinkers.

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April 25, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/occupational-therapy-hits-century-mark
April 21, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/celebrating-earth-day
April 20, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/thoughts-feelings-and-stress
April 18, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/april-awareness-men
April 13, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/moderation-isnt-good-everything