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Pure Joy as Nine-Year Old Amputee Runs With Prosthetic Blades

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You would think a child with four limbs amputated could only dream about running, but for nine-year-old Moshe Sasonkin, that dream became reality. Moshe's battle with meningitis when he was a baby left him as a quadrilateral amputee. Prosthetics in Motion fitted Moshe with artificial legs at age six, and then he could walk.

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Topics: Healthcare

Conversations You Should Be Having as a Manager

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers often have a tough time or reputation for not having high-quality conversations. If you don't want to or you don't know how, it's easy to talk yourself out of having those important conversations. Spending time with the people who work for you is key to your business running efficiently.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Michigan Government Approves Medical Marijuana for Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to a recent Detroit News article, Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recently ruled that people with autism may now legally use medical marijuana for treatment. The state regulatory agency stated advanced research on the effects of marijuana and the prevalence of new marijuana infused products influenced their decision.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Childhood Physical Therapy Becomes Inspiration for a New Company

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Scott Kim couldn't participate in Taekwondo. For a kid in South Korea, this was very unfortunate. Instead, Scott had to spend hours upon hours in rehab because he had been born with spina bifida. What was that like? Well, boring. His rehab exercises had to be repeated over and over. Plus, he didn't even know if it was helping. As a kid, this was a necessary thing he had to do. But now that Scott Kim is older, he has turned those monotonous rehab hours into an inspiration for a new business.

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Topics: Healthcare

Honing Your Management Skills - Is Your Employee Engaged or Exhausted?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We know that most employees are more motivated, work better, and stay focused when they are engaged with their work. This means they have work to do, and the work matters to them. The employees believe the work they do matters to other people, as well. Many employers make it a goal to keep their employees engaged, believing it is best for everyone involved.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

One Social Worker's Negative Experience Gives Other Children a Voice

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When Stephanie was three years old her parents passed away, and she entered the world of foster care. At age 10, she stayed with foster caregivers who had overpowering personalities and were very good at saying the right things to social workers. Stephanie, who was a scared 10-year-old, did develop a friendship with a certain kind social worker, but she found she couldn't tell him her real experience because of her overpowering foster caregivers. The social worker wasn't exactly at fault; he believed what he was told and what he saw. However, there were plenty of things Stephanie couldn't tell him and he did not see.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Intensive Physical Therapy Benefits Children With Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A study published in the Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics Journal on May 1, 2018 reports good news for children with cerebral palsy. The study shows that intensive physical training can prevent the loss of motor skills for children with cerebral palsy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: Empathy for Those Who Get on Your Nerves

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everybody has those coworkers that, for whatever reason, know just exactly how to get under people's skin. These sorts of fellow employees tend to make the workday and work week really long, exhausting, and irritating to those who simply want to get in, do their job, and go home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Lasting Mental Health Impact of Family Separation

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Despite President Trump's executive order and court interventions, thousands of immigrant children remain separated from their parents following attempted border crossings. The Trump administration's policy of family separation has provoked an outcry, including from mental health professionals, who worry about the impacts of detention on children.

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Topics: Mental Health

The Today Show Features Inspiring Occupational Therapist Without Arms

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A recent episode of the Today Show's "Walk in My Shoes" digital series featured Veronica Brooks, a successful occupational therapist without arms in Princeton, West Virginia. The weekly streaming online show, which shines a spotlight on people who are defying the odds to overcome very difficult life challenges, is produced by NBC News.

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Topics: Healthcare

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