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Back Pain Prevention Tips From a Physical Therapist to The Stars

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Back pain is one of the most common ailments affecting people. It’s a problem worsened by sitting all day at a desk – a position taken by millions of Americans for most of the workday. A few simple steps can help workers avoid back pain and other ailments that might require physical therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: 7 Ways to Ruin Your Career

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

Do you ever wonder why your career isn't taking off?  Or maybe you can't get the promotion you have been waiting for. If so, you might be in need of some career advice to take your professional life to new heights.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Social Work Programs That Help Female Prisoners, But Exclude Men

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

Prison is punishment but over the course of a prison sentence, an inmate has the opportunity for reflection and repentance. The hope is that - in time - the inmate learns the social and work skills needed to rejoin society upon release. That transition does not happen on its own.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Nurse's Home Care Service Puts a New Spin On Old-Fashioned Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Modern medicine has made many advances, but there’s one thing that has remained constant – the wait in the doctor’s office. In years past, health care providers visited patients in their homes. But the house call is a relic of medicine’s past. Now a health service called Caredrop is trying to bring it back in Canada.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Talking Office Politics is a Bad Idea, And More Career Advice Tips

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

For many people, the workplace is more than where they earn a living. Spending eight hours or more a day, five days a week with the same people can make your work colleagues some of your closes social contacts.

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Topics: Career Advice

Dad of Autistic Child Spreads Christmas Spirit With Generosity

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

Many parents know the panicky feeling of misplacing something their child can't live without, a favorite "blankie", a fuzzy rabbit, a stuffed bear. Eventually the kids outgrow their dependence on an object and move on and up as they mature.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Student Turns Soccer Training Technology Into Physical Therapy Tool

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Soccer is a sport that requires skill, dexterity, and coordination to control a ball. But the same movements that players perform to practice their soccer skills can also be useful to help patients recover from physical problems. A student project developed as a soccer practice tool has found broader applications in physical therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement 101 --  4 Ways to Feed Your Hunger For Success

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

When people hear the word "success", they most often think of it in regards to a career. But there is so much more to success than just professional achievements. And when there is no success in other areas of life, there is little chance that there will be any true success in career pursuits.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Mental Health -- 4 Ways to Prevent Middle School Suicide

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

Middle school suicide is a real mental health problem. Child Trends reports that it is the “second leading cause of death among teenagers.” In fact, the Jason Foundation points out that “More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.” That is a staggering reality to face. So, what can we do to change this? How can we take proactive measures to prevent so many young teen from falling victim to suicide?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Implants in Paralyzed Monkeys May Create Human Occupational Therapy Uses

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The key to helping paraplegic patients learn to walk again might be in new medical research that has helped paralyzed monkeys regain their mobility. A new study showed that two paralyzed monkeys recovered movement in their legs following surgery implanting electronic implants.

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Topics: Healthcare

Two Ways to Turn Stress Into Productivity

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

It is easy to get stressed out in today’s fast-paced society. Many things pull at us and demand our time and energy. Unfortunately, stress tends to decrease our productivity which of course leads to more stress. The cycle continues, and it feels almost impossible to break it.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Mental Health Training -- What Every Teacher Needs To Know

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

Teachers often spend more time with children than parents do, so why are most teachers not trained in mental health disorders? Sure they are underpaid, but at the end of the day, educators teach because they have a passion for helping children learn.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

Technology Brings Telemedicine to Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People who have speech or language problems can improve through speech therapy. These exercises are typically conducted in a face to face setting. That’s fine for most people, but constraints on time and travel can make in-person therapy sessions difficult to arrange. Technology can get around those problems.

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Topics: Healthcare

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