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An Occupational Therapist Uses Dance to Reach Special-Needs Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Dancing is something that many young girls aspire to do. But for children with special needs, dance classes can be intimidating. Children who have physical ailments or other limitations might feel self conscious in a standard dance class. That doesn’t happen in a class in Maine called Steps of Grace, a special class developed by an occupational therapist for children who have special needs.

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Topics: Healthcare

Even Bad Decisions Offer Lessons That Lead to Business Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In the business world, progress is often the consequence of making the correct decisions. Of course, it’s not always clear what the correct decision is, particularly when risk is involved. All big companies have their roots as much smaller businesses based on little more than novel ideas.

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Topics: Productivity

Social Work -- How Emotional Overload Leads to Compassion Fatigue

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

People who choose to go into social work start their careers motivated with a sense of hope and the sincere desire to help people, to alleviate suffering. They are educated and dedicated, drawn to the field by a natural inclination to kindness and charity. They go into social services because they want to help people; but more and more they end up needing help themselves.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Healthcare: Does Your Doctor's Gender Matter?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Gender equality in the medical field has come a long way since 1849, when Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States. Despite those changes, there still continues to be gender differences among doctors in the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare

Target 2018 - Look a Year Ahead For Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We're well into the first month of 2017, and how many resolutions have already bitten the dust, heaped upon the pile of good intentions that never saw the light of day?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

The Cost of Caring -- Why Teachers Are Stressed

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Business is business; but when you are in the business of dealing with children, it's hard to keep your emotions in check. Teaching is a profession that attracts naturally compassionate folks. With a genuine sense of social concern and commitment, their desire is to work with young minds to change the world through education. No one becomes an educator for the money.

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Topics: Education

Carrie Underwood's Dog Undergoes Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of physical therapy, they often think of athletes who have gotten injured or of people who of fallen and gotten hurt. Physical therapy, though, is not just for humans.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement Starts Now -- 5 Things to Give Up

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Start taking control over your life today and watch your finances, relationships, and happiness fall into place by giving up some bad behaviors. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end when you begin to realize the satisfaction it brings to your life! Self-improvement is up to you, so what are you waiting for?

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Topics: Self-Improvement

What Isolation is Doing to Your Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Psychology Today calls it a "modern plague", and confirms what we've long suspected -- Americans are getting more isolated from one another and social isolation is shortening our lives.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapist In Your Pocket

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Runners are passionate about running. For them it's not just exercise, it's a sport that requires skill and dedication. Whether you're into competitions, want to reap health benefits, or just enjoy the sheer pleasure of moving, you know that improving your form and performance is an ongoing goal. Now Saucony, one of the giants in the running shoe market, has developed an application for mobile phones that allows for self-assessment in stance, mobility, stability, stride, and power.

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Topics: Healthcare

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