Welcome to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Checking the Pulse blog. My name is Stephanie Yamkovenko, and thanks for reading the blog.
Here you will find news about occupational therapy, current health news, and more. I regularly blog about apps that clinicians can use in practice, autism issues, managing chronic conditions, wounded warriors, and more.
The blog title and idea came about from a popular section of our e-newsletter the 1-Minute Update entitled "The Pulse." AOTA members get the 1-Minute Update in their inbox and “The Pulse” is often the most-clicked link. In that section we alert members to an interesting article, topic, or conversation.
With it being so popular, we decided to expand "The Pulse" into the Checking the Pulse blog where we could share even more relevant and interesting news, videos, blogs, and more.
I read hundreds of articles about health, wellness, and policy every week to find the most engaging and enlightening content for you. Blog readers can stay in the know, go beyond the news, and find out how the latest health news affect occupational therapy.
Found a story worth sharing? Send it to us today! Or send me a tweet @AOTAInc.
In the past couple of years, people have started reading their e-mail on a variety of devices. Gone are the days of busy business people being the only ones to have e-mail on their Blackberrys and cell phones. Today, many people are using smartphones and tablet computers to check e-mail on the go.
We asked 1-Minute Update readers how they read AOTA e-mails, and although nearly 75% of readers said they check their e-mail from AOTA on either a home or work computer, a quarter say they check e-mail on a smart phone or tablet computer.
We will use these results to help us send information in the way that works best for you. Do you have any suggestions for us? We’d love to hear them. Tell us in the comments.
For those of you who check your e-mail from AOTA on a phone, do you find it inconvenient to read our emails on your phone?
Do you prefer a text version such as the one we have for the 1-Minute Update?
Have you read an e-mail from another organization or company whose mobile e-mails are very easy to read? Please share them with us.
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