Jason M Carlton

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Heart-healthy Advice from the Play at Home Contestants

By Jason M Carlton
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At the close of week three in the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, our 25 contestants have tracked a combined total of more than three million steps. With six weeks to go, we asked our contestants to offer some advice on how others can make heart-healthy changes in their own lives.

Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to change behaviors that have been established over many years. Cutting down on the Mountain Dews, finding motivation to exercise or taking the time to eat breakfast are some of the biggest challenges the 15 firefighters are facing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

The Role of Occupational Therapy

By Jason M Carlton
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April is National Occupational Therapy Month — held to honor the occupational therapists who help people regain function and develop and maintain the skills they need in their daily lives. The focus in occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve independence in all facets of life. Learn more about the role occupational therapy plays in the lives of people, and the career outlook for occupational therapists.