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Health and Wellness
OT Students Help Send Silence Packing ⟩
October 26, 2011
"On a sunny Friday afternoon in October, the donated backpacks of 1,100 college students who died by their own hands were scattered on the grass of USC's Alumni Park. Personal stories, pictures and messages, written by the thousands of siblings, parents, cousins and friends of the deceased were…
Health Sciences Campus Gets Fit With New Center ⟩
August 30, 2011
Events Health and Wellness
USC's Health Sciences campus kicked off the academic year with a new, 10,000-square-foot fitness center that opened on Aug. 22 in the 2001 Soto Street building. The center — the first in the campus' 59-year history — offers cardiovascular machines, treadmills and weight-lifting equipment. It’s…
Strategies to Help Young Adults Manage Diabetes ⟩
July 26, 2011
Beth Pyatak (PhD ’10, MA ’04), Division postdoctoral research associate and alumna, conducted research with young adults to develop lifestyle-based strategies for coping with diabetes. Read more about her work at Strategies to Help Manage Diabetes.
Division Associate Dean and AOTA President Florence Clark was quoted in Phoenix's Catholic Sun newspaper on the potential long-term cost savings of home modifications, a critical health care service often delivered by occupational therapists, that can enable successful aging in place.
Photo Feature: Ocean Therapy Surfing Program ⟩
May 19, 2011
Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson recently published a stunning photoblog featuring the Ocean Therapy surfing program, developed by Division alumna Carly Rogers (OTD ’11, MA ’04) to assist Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans along their road to recovery. Visit the photoblog via…
Squeezing More Activities Into a Busy Day ⟩
March 21, 2011
While many people harbor a secret hope to magically stretch their daily schedules to fit in more exercise, reading or even napping, licensed occupational therapist Camille Dieterle has ideas for making such wishes come true. To read more, go to Squeezing More Activities Into a Busy Day.
USC Hospitals Go Smoke Free ⟩
October 4, 2010
In an effort to promote health and wellness at the USC Health Sciences campus, several partners in the USC clinical enterprise went smoke free Oct. 1. To read more, go to USC Hospitals Go Smoke Free. The USC Lifestyle Redesign® Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention program is evidence-based and…
Each year, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles' Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education (HOPE) Program holds their signature event, Celebrate Life with HOPE, to honor childhood cancer survivors and their families. This is one of the largest annual events of its kind and is filled with fun, food,…
Current OTD student and alum, Janna Kuntz, is featured in Healthy rush: Combat-weary veterans find adrenaline fix on the water, by Chelsi Moy of the Missoulian.
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents ⟩
July 1, 2010
Be sure to see Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents, written by alum Sarah Bream, in the June 28, 2010 issue of OT Practice.