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New Center Treats Behavioral Health Needs of First Responders

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Emergency first responders pursue a stressful profession that takes both a physical and emotional toll. The physical injuries heal with treatment and time. But emotional wounds require more time and different care. Firefighters and paramedics encounter human tragedy as a normal course of their work, leaving emotional scars that heal more slowly.

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Topics: Healthcare

Lack of Accessible Physical Therapy? Not When It's Free!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Physical trauma, injury or surgery will often result in a diminished capacity to move. Rehabilitation after such events is imperative to maximum recovery. Stroke victims need intensive therapy to regain function. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to have adequate physical therapy sessions.

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Topics: Healthcare

Job Search Advice From Your 18 Year-Old Self

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most of us get our driver's licenses at age 16. It's a freeing experience to be able to get ourselves around wherever we want to go. And with that car usually comes an after school job. We all know that job isn't long-term. We know there are better things in store for us-- that there are jobs out there that will make us happier. Many of us are closely in tune with the things that make us feel happy, and we intend to keep that light-hearted feeling well into adulthood.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Singing a Final Goodbye to a Teacher

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 24, 2016 11:54:35 AM

Stories of chaos, and even violence, in the classroom are all too common. Teachers are frustrated with the lack of respect from kids and lack of support from parents and administrators; it's easy to be discouraged.

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Topics: Education

Pain From Breast Cancer? A Physical Therapist Can Help

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A diagnosis of breast cancer knocks the wind out of you. The world as you know it is gone. Most women think of radiation, chemo-therapy, mastectomy, losing their hair, and worst of all, leaving their families. But breast cancer isn't the automatic death sentence it once was. Fewer than one is six women will die of the disease. Most women who have breast cancer will beat it. According to the American Cancer Society, there are 2.8 million survivors in the U.S.

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Topics: Healthcare

Are You Overly Obsessed With Self-Improvement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's always a good idea to stop and evaluate your life choices every once in a while. Many of us slowly sneak our way into daily desserts or end up forgetting we even have a gym membership that we're not using! But there's a line that some younger generations are crossing. This line between healthy reflection and an obsession with self-Improvement.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

An Extra Special Wedding For a Special Education Teacher

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People get married every day. Every wedding is unique. But who needs five flower girls and three ring bearers? Louisville teacher, Kinsey French, did. She couldn't imagine getting married without including all the students in her special education class at Christian Academy Rock Creek. Along with her niece and her fiance's nephew, her six Down Syndrome students led the way down the aisle for the teacher they all love.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Physical Therapists Show Compassion for Pulse Survivors

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2016 8:01:00 AM

The attack on Pulse Night Club last June shocked and saddened our nation. The shooter killed forty-nine, wounded fifty-three and caused unspeakable pain for many hundreds of people who cared for those who were targeted. While this act may have shown the worst of humanity, it also brought out the best of humanity in those who rallied to help and support the survivors and the loved ones of the victims.

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Topics: Healthcare

Bad Management Skills = Poor Outcomes

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From churches to football teams and armies to corporations, every group with a mission needs a leader. Being in a position of authority doesn't necessarily translate into good leadership. General George Custer had the rank, but his poor management skills cost him his life and the lives of his entire force at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Nothing that dire is at stake in the office, but bad management can tank productivity, sour the work force and sabotage the company's goals and mission.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Kate Middleton -- Loyal Royal For Children's Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The future queen of England would get psychological help for her children if they needed it. The Duchess of Cambridge says, "A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health." It is a cause close to her heart and she devotes time and energy as an advocate for children who need help.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Speech Therapy And Speech Delay

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How do you know if your child is taking her time learning to talk, or if she is suffering from a speech delay and needs professional intervention? Every child meets milestones at her own pace. She may not have the same language skills as her brother did at that age or the other kids in your circle. But if you're worried, the best thing to do is find out what is going on.

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Topics: Healthcare

Most Will Never Be Successful, But Self-Improvement Can Increase Odds

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Success. It's what everyone wants, what we dream of, plan for and expect. Then why are so few people truly successful? According to Benjamin P. Hardy, writer and organizational psychologist, success eludes people who choose mediocre thinking.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Kinesthetic Education - Learning and Movement

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2016 1:56:42 PM

As Thomas Edison said, “Great ideas originate in the muscles.” Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Kinesthetic learning incorporates movement with learning. Exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age.

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Topics: Education

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