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Get Involved in Autism Awareness Week

by Kim Western on April 25, 2011

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At Sunbelt Staffing we provide therapy services to students across the country with autism.  We encourage you to get active and participate in the events hosted this month and all year long. [continue reading…]

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Radiation Safety Resources

by Howard Gerber on April 13, 2011

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After the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many people have become more aware of the dangers associated with nuclear power plants in general and radiation specifically. Many people are now wondering if they live near a source of radiation and if so what the chances are that they could be exposed to dangerous levels. The United States government has been quite proactive in providing resources about radiation safety to help citizens develop a realistic sense of what may be dangerous now because of the release of radiation in Japan as well as information on general radiation safety information. [continue reading…]

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Aquatic Physical Therapy

by Howard Gerber on April 11, 2011

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The American Physical Therapy Association added a new category of proficiency for physical therapist assistants in March 2011. Aquatic physical therapy brings the recognition categories to seven. This new development has brought more attention to this subsection of physical therapy that has been underrepresented in the media. [continue reading…]

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April is Stress Awareness Month

by Howard Gerber on April 7, 2011

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Stress is a part of everyday life. Most people find that stress levels rise and fall as various work and interpersonal issues develop and are resolved. Because it is ever present in our lives, some people do not fully appreciate the negative impact stress can have on their health, their relationships, and their overall quality of life. April is Stress Awareness Month and it is the perfect time to become more aware of the signs that you are under excessive stress, the impact it can have on your health, and the ways you can relieve stress naturally. [continue reading…]

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2011 Flu: A Guide

by Howard Gerber on January 24, 2011

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With the end of 2010, the increase in flu outbreaks could be seen. This was especially true in the southeastern United States as well as in New York. Because the flu can cause such serious complications, this can be a worrisome statistic; fortunately, there is good news. The flu shot that was produced for this year appears to be an excellent match for the strain that has emerged. This means that if you did get a flu shot, your protection against the illness will be more effective. If you haven’t gotten a shot yet, it isn’t too late to get protection. Encourage those you work with, as well as patients and family members, to get their annual flu shot each year in order to limit their risk. [continue reading…]

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National Blood Donor Month

by Howard Gerber on January 12, 2011

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January is National Blood Donor Month. This is an excellent opportunity to tell your patients or clients about the importance of donating blood. Currently, the Red Cross estimates that only 3 percent of potential donors actually take the time to donate blood. That is one out of every 100 people. Think of the dramatic difference even a few additional people could provide. [continue reading…]

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week

by Howard Gerber on December 6, 2010

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week is December 5-11. This week long holiday encourages parents, teachers, students, and community members the importance of keeping hands clean and what to avoid if your hands are not clean. The Henry the Hand website has numerous resources for communities and schools to help get ready for the week and to reinforce the importance of keeping ones hands clean. [continue reading…]

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