Today, more than ever, wellness is at the forefront of societal discussions. From mental health to physical well-being, women are making significant strides in bringing about change, introducing innovative solutions and setting new standards. Despite facing unique challenges, they break barriers, inspire communities and are reshaping the very definition of health and … [Read more...] about What are five lifestyle tweaks to make for better well-being?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a growing career field with a need for trained professionals. Missouri State University currently has two OT programs: a master’s degree and a post-professional doctorate. The latter welcomed its first cohort in fall 2023. The entry-level OT doctorate will welcome its first cohort in fall 2024. All three programs are the only ones offered in the … [Read more...] about Preparing occupational therapists for the Ozarks region
Power Wheels and other ride-on toys are a big hit at the holidays and can bring joy all year round. For children with limited mobility, though, these toys present major challenges. Missouri State University’s occupational therapy department has again partnered with Go Baby Go to provide modified, ride-on cars to seven local families. The children will have final fittings … [Read more...] about Adapting dreams into reality
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mercy Hospital is a hard place to be for anyone. For members of the Old Order Amish community, who prefer to live simpler lives separate from the trappings and technology of today’s world, the experience can be overwhelming. … [Read more...] about When worlds collide: How health professionals cross cultural divides
When someone is in the hospital it can be an overwhelming experience: there are many professionals in and out of the room giving different pieces of advice focused on their own area of expertise. … [Read more...] about How health care students learn to work together