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How Art Occupational Therapy Helps Rehabilitate Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Encompass Health is helping stroke patients to heal their bodies and minds with a brand new art therapy program. Every day, class participants paint bright turquoises, opulent greens, rich reds, and other colors onto blank canvases as part of their occupational therapy program.

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Topics: Healthcare

Value vs. Volume - Networking Smarter for Career Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

An often repeated truth says, "it's not what you know, it's who you know". Putting a modern twist on that advice might be, "When networking, it's not how many you connect with,it's who you choose to get to know."

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Topics: Career Advice

Modern Mental Health: Can Your Phone Replace Your Psychiatrist?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

These days, there are dozens of apps available that target common mental health issues. Some offer access to licensed therapists or psychologists, others may remind those with severe depression to take their medication or drink enough water, and still others offer daily uplifting quotes to help ease stress and anxiety.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Occupational Therapy Program Helps Dementia Patients Through Art

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A new occupational therapy program is empowering dementia patients to use their creativity at a St. Louis, Missouri campus. Maryville University recently started the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program. Organizers designed the new program to help those with Alzheimer's and dementia to connect with their inner artistic skills. The program brings joy into patients lives. It also helps them to socialize with others and become more creative.

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Topics: Healthcare

Can You Ever Have Enough Productivity Tips?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are many reasons to increase productivity at work. A raise, commission, promotion, or even just staying busy are all great reasons for upping your output. But raising it from an equilibrium is much more challenging than it seems.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Teachers Who Practice Self-Care are Happier in the Classroom

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Imagine a classroom of 25 fourth-graders. It's nearing the end of the day. Eyes are gazing out the window, minds are wandering into private daydreams, and the teacher at the whiteboard, realizing her history talk is mostly being ignored, experiences a personal meltdown. She does nothing drastic, but she does stop teaching, she assigns some quiet reading until the bell rings, and then sinks into her chair, near tears and feeling incompetent. Another failed day, she thinks.

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Topics: Mental Health, Education

Healthcare Win at Pensacola Hospital With Therapy Dog Program

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A therapy dog is making special visits to children at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. After doctors complete medical examinations and nurses finish routine tests at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Sprout walks in with her tail wagging. Sprout is Sacred Heart's latest addition as the official therapy dog for the hospital.

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Topics: Healthcare

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