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Bill Gates Highlights Artistic Bionic Arms for Children Needing Prosthetics

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many types and styles of prosthetic arms are available for adults, but kids who need a prosthetic arm have less options. A company in Florida called. Limbitless Solutions has addressed this need by creating bionic arms geared toward children. Limbitless is a non-profit company supported by the University of Central Florida, and they not only want to create an arm that children can use and feel comfortable wearing; they want to be able to distribute them widely at no cost to the families of the disabled children.

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Topics: Healthcare

What Does the Halo Effect Do to Your Career?

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

Have you ever worked with someone who could do no wrong in the eyes of the people in charge? Maybe you are fortunate enough to be that person yourself! No matter what decision you make, it is the right one. No matter what you say at the meeting, it is perceived as important. You get promotions easily, and your career soars because of the positive way others view you. There is actually a real term for this phenomenon. It's called "the halo effect." Sounds pretty appropriate, right? Halos belong on angels, and that's the way you've been treated.

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Topics: Career Advice

These Autism Dogs Make Great Dental Assistants!

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many of us are uncomfortable in the dentist's chair. From that dazzling bright light shining in our eyes to the strange things being shoved in our mouth, it's generally not a very pleasant place to sit. And then there are those awful sounds! Now, imagine how much worse it is for a child with autism.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Three Potential Ways to Help Children With Speech Disorders

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to information provided by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 5 percent of children in the United States have a noticeable speech disorder by the first grade. This may include stuttering, difficulty pronouncing specific sounds, and other speech and language problems. If you are a parent, teacher, or someone else who works with children, there is a good chance you know a child with a speech disorder. What can you do to help a child who faces this struggle though?

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Topics: Healthcare

Four Scary Management Styles And How to Avoid Them

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The right manager can motivate workers and challenge them to do their very best on the job. A terrible manager, however, can cause a work environment to feel like a nightmare. According to a 2015 Gallup Poll, one in two employees admitted they left jobs to escape from a bad manager.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Curing Anxiety With Powerful Brain Tricks

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Panic attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere. They make your pulse race, your body heat up and shiver at the same time, and numb your mind with dread. One psychotherapist has discovered a solution to completely cure his patients of panic attacks. It's all about rewiring your brain to react differently when a panic attack rears its ugly head.

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Topics: Mental Health

Optimize the Benefits of Your Physical Therapy

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

Doctors prescribe physical therapy for any number of reasons. Whether you are in rehab after a sports injury, knee or hip replacement, pregnancy or arthritis, you'll get the best results by participating in your own recovery.

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Topics: Healthcare

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

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

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Productivity, Self-Improvement, Career Advice

Improving Autism Outcomes with Early Diagnoses Through Technology

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Has the increased incidence of Autism in America come about because there are external factors that result in more cases, or is the higher percentage being reported a result of better record keeping or the expanded definitions on the spectrum?

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Occupational Therapists Work to Maintain "AgrAbility" for Farmers

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

American farmers feed the world. When we pop into Safeway or Wegman's and fill our carts with vegetables and meat, most of us don't consider the effort that went into producing the food that nourishes our families.

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Topics: Healthcare

Management Mistake - Leaders Who Don't Listen Impact Revenue

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

Sure, there are employees that don't listen and they can take away from time that was meant to cover other matters for that day. When leaders don't listen, this could lead to declining revenue and key employees fleeing.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

Down Syndrome Entrepreneur Shows How It's Done with Special Kneads

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're ever in the mood for a homemade cranberry-apple pie, the best place to find one is in Broome County New York at the Regional Farmer's Market. What's so special about these pies?

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Occupational Therapist Sells Toys and Equipment for Special Needs Kids

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

When Aviva Weiss bought an ugly weighted vest for her daughter with special needs, the seed of a business began to grow in her mind. Because Weiss was an occupational therapist, she already knew the equipment, clothing, and games available for kids with developmental disabilities were often too high-priced and not very nice.

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Topics: Healthcare, Behavioral Health

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