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What Can a Social Worker Do in a Public Library?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Libraries have long been a place of refuge for homeless people. And security guards have long been booting out the homeless people who sleep in the easy chair or leave their belongings lying around. However, some libraries are handling the situation from a different perspective. They are hiring social workers to sit in the library and help homeless people with their problems. Some cities utilizing this plan include Chicago, Denver, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. About 30 public libraries now hire full-time social workers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

This Physical Therapy Center Specializes in Balance Issues

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of physical therapy, you often think of someone recovering from a hip surgery or a back injury. You don't usually think of balance issues. However, the Daily Journal reminds us that focusing on the patient's balance may be rare among physical therapists, but there is a need for it, as one PT office in Tupelo, Mississippi found out.

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Topics: Healthcare

Can You Ever Have Too Much Productivity Advice?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself wondering how some people get so much done in so little time? One contributor to Forbes wondered about this on social media, and the answers he received inspired him to write an article and create cartoons about simple ways to boost productivity.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Smartphones Can Cause Anxiety in Toddlers and Teens

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates that children and teens spend an average of five to seven hours on smartphones and tablets per day. Scientists warn that parents should limit their toddler's playtime on smartphones and tablets. A groundbreaking study found children are at risk of developing a mental illness if they spend too much time on electronic devices.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

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

An extraordinary new therapy promises to help spinal cord injury patients regain their ability to walk. Science Daily recently reported that a paralyzed man can walk with assistance thanks to spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy. The Mayo Clinic and the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) conducted the study and Nature Medicine published the research findingsThe Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratories launched the spinal cord study in 2016. Clinic director Kendall Lee says the study will show scientists which neural networks function after paralysis. 

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Leadership Habits That Make Your Life Easier

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

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. Some days are full of stress, and you collapse into your chair and wonder how you're going to make it through the week. Take heart! Gordon Tredgold offers 5 habits you can develop to make your leadership responsibilities easier.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Keep Students Accountable for Their Educational Success

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

Educators are inspirational. They help young people tackle difficult subjects that will help them succeed later in life. Most students earn passing grades in their classes. Other youngsters need a little more motivation to help them pass their courses. These students may make constant excuses for failing grades or bad behavior. They blame their failures on teachers and fellow peers, without taking responsibility for their own success. How can teachers encourage students to take charge of their own academic success?

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Topics: Education

Speech Therapy for USA's Youngest Face Transplant Recipient

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

Katie Stubblefield holds a unique distinction. Not only is she one of only 40 people in the world who has received a face transplant, but she is also the youngest face transplant recipient in the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare

Reaching Your Career Goals

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

When you have big career goals, you don't want to let anything stand in your way. Unfortunately, being employable isn't always as easy as walking into the job you've always dreamed of.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

How Baby Teeth Brighten the Future of Autism

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

Thanks to new studies, parents could be learning a lot sooner whether or not their child is autistic. According to the Autism Science Foundation, autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is "a brain-based disorder characterized by social-communication challenges and restricted repetitive behaviors, activities, and interests." Scientists have been learning a lot about the disorder since it was first described in 1943. Now, a breakthrough in research involving baby teeth may lead to early diagnosis.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

A Dentist Finds the Problem Behind a Boy's Speech Delays

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

The phrase "tongue-tied" isn't just an expression to mean a person is too shy or embarrassed to speak. It is also a medical condition. Dalan and Meredith Motz learned about the condition of being tongue-tied when they visited their child's dentist.

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Topics: Healthcare

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