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    Should the Vaginal Microbiome be put to Work after C-Section?

    Posted by Eric Golanty, PhD on May 8, 2019 5:04:00 PM

    The human body contains 10-100 times more microorganisms (mostly bacteria but also archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses) than it does its own human cells. This is referred to as the human microbiome.  Most of the organisms of the human microbiome inhabit the intestines; they are also found in the nose, vagina, and on the skin.

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    Topics: bacteria, Eric Golanty, microbiome, C-section, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, microorganisms

    Poison Pills (Still!) by Eric Golanty, PhD

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on May 3, 2019 3:49:56 PM

    OMG and Ugh. 

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    Topics: Eric Golanty, Food Myths, dietary supplement, vitamins, FDA Approved

    7 Ways to To Improve the U.S. Diet                      by Eric Golanty

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on May 2, 2019 12:47:30 PM

    It's no secret that the U.S. diet is woefully unhealthy. According to the University of Washington's U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators, dietary factors are associated with about 530,000 of the 2.7 million annual U.S. deaths. The World Health Organization lists poor diet as a major contributor to deaths from chronic disease throughout the world (Reference 1). The culprits are easy to identify: too much refined sugar, too much salt, too little fruit and vegetable consumption, and too much red meat. Add too much alcohol consumption if you want to consider alcohol a food. Our current state of unhealthy, low quality cheap food – a product of federal government agricultural policy in the 1970's – is so entrenched that consumers must expend considerable effort to acquire nutritious food on their own and they must demand policy changes to enhance the public's health as a counter force to the food industry. Such changes are not rocket science, nor do they require gobs of nutrition research. Making the U.S. diet healthy is a matter of will.

    Prominent nutrition researchers have proposed (References 2 and 3 below) the following policy changes to promote a healthier food supply that would improve diet quality, prevent disease, and enhance well-being.

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    Topics: Healthy living, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Eric Golanty, U.S. Diet, Food Myths

    7 Things You Need to Know About the New NBCOT Practice Analysis - COTA

    Posted by Michael Sullivan on Mar 14, 2019 7:04:05 PM

     

     With experts Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller and Fredrick D. Pociask

    Every few years the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) publishes an executive summary of a Practice Analysis to ensure that the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) exams cover content relevant to practicing therapists. In addition to any changes to the content of the COTA exam, they may also make changes to the percentage of the exam that is dedicated to each domain area. Beginning in 2019, the NBCOT board COTA exam will include these changes. The good news is our textbook, Preparing for the Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting, included our own focus groups and interviews, including: students who passed the NBCOT exam on the first attempt, students who had to repeat the exam, and had currently practicing senior level occupational therapists to construct the majority of chapter content. Therefore, the content presented in the 45 Days textbook remains in very good alignment with the changes included in the 2018 executive summary. The free PDF of the 2018 ‘Practice Analysis of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Executive Summary’ can be found here.

    Summary of Changes/Additions:

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    Topics: COTA, OTA, Occupational Therapy Assistant

    7 Things You Need to Know About the New NBCOT Practice Analysis

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 30, 2019 11:48:39 AM

    With experts Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller and Fredrick D. Pociask

    Every few years the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) publishes an executive summary of a Practice Analysis to ensure that Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) exams cover content relevant to practicing therapists. In addition to any changes to the content of the OTR exam, they may also make changes to the percentage of the exam that is dedicated to each domain area. Beginning in 2019, the NBCOT board OTR exam will include these changes. The good news is our textbook, Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting, included our own focus groups and interviews, including: students who passed the NBCOT exam on the first attempt, students who had to repeat the exam, and had currently practicing senior level occupational therapists to construct the majority of chapter content. Therefore, the content presented in the 45 Days textbook remains in very good alignment with the changes included in the 2018 executive summary. The free PDF of the 2018 ‘Practice Analysis of the Occupational Therapist Registered Executive Summary’ can be found here.

    Summary of Changes/Additions:

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    Topics: occupational therapy

    Diagnosing a Nasal Emission with Author Ann W. Kummer

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 14, 2019 1:36:07 PM

    We recently asked Ann W. Kummer, author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Fourth Edition, for her expertise in diagnosing a nasal emission. 

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    Topics: Communication Sciences and Disorders, SLP

    5 Star Review for Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 28, 2018 3:37:51 PM

    Great news-- Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy by Kelly Kane and Kathy Prelack recently received a 5-star review. According to Taylor Durkin, BS, from the University of Chicago Medical Center, writing for Doody's Review Service,

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, nutrition

    Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition Earns 5 Stars

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 12, 2018 3:44:32 PM

    The definitive Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition by Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, and Annette E. Fleckenstein just received a 5-star review from Doody's Review Service. According to Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM, from C3 Education and Research, Inc.,

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, health education

    Meet Ann Kummer, Author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions

    Posted by Michael Sullivan on Jul 24, 2018 4:35:36 PM

     

    What prompted you to originally write Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management?

    AK: In 1998, I started teaching the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Course at the University of Cincinnati. As I was preparing my PowerPoints, test bank, and lectures, I was frustrated because the only textbook available simply focused on theories and research studies and was not clinically focused; therefore, not suitable for my students. Because I am a passionate clinician and have a great deal of practical clinical experience with this population, I decided to write a practical book for students and practicing clinicians alike. My goal was and continues to be, sharing with students what I had learned through years of experience working in the clinics exclusively with patients with cleft palate and craniofacial conditions.

    How have you seen the field grow and change during your time as Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center?

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    Topics: Communication Sciences and Disorders, SLP, Craniofacial, Cleft Palate

    Nutrition Research Wins 2018 New England Book Show College, Single

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 11, 2018 12:28:21 PM

    We're so proud to announce that Nutrition Research: Concepts & Applications by Karen Eich Drummond and Alison Murphy-Reyes won Best in Category: College, Single at the recent New England Book Show.

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    Topics: New England Book Show, nutrition

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