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Will We Cure Alzheimer's?

Will We Cure Alzheimer's? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

At first, Alzheimer's was regarded as a subcategory of dementia. But, more and more, the label came to apply to ALL older people who "lost their wits," as the experience used to be described. And, with the greater diseasification, came the hope--the belief--that senility was on the verge of being cured.

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New CE Website on the Way!

New CE Website on the Way! | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

We have been busy developing a new (and much improved) website to host our online continuing education courses. A lot of new features are coming along with it, so we are excited to show our new logo today! Stay tuned for more up to date news.

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Psychological Abuse: Common & Harmful

Psychological Abuse: Common & Harmful | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Psychological abuse — including demeaning, bullying and humiliating — may be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. Yet it’s among the hardest to identify or to treat.

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Technology-crazy: Are we setting our kids up for future addiction?

Technology-crazy: Are we setting our kids up for future addiction? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Is the internet making us crazy? New research finds 61 percent of those surveyed feel addicted to the internet, and 68 percent say they suffer from internet "disconnect anxiety." Another study found people check their smartphones 34 times a day.
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Inside The Digital Lives of Teens

Inside The Digital Lives of Teens | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Most American teenagers have used some form of social media. And 75% maintain an online social profile, mostly through Facebook. A recent research study provides fascinating insight into the digital habits of today’s 13-17 year-olds and how social media makes them feel about themselves.

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Does Your Teen Have a Severe Anger Disorder?

Does Your Teen Have a Severe Anger Disorder? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Teenagers are often characterized as over-emotional, prone to outbursts that confuse their parents and leave teachers reeling.

 

But a study published in the July issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry says 1 in 12 adolescents may in fact be suffering from a real and severe anger problem known as intermittent explosive disorder (IED).

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Reducing Substance Use by Reducing Depression

Reducing Substance Use by Reducing Depression | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
People who have problems with substance misuse often have other mental health challenges. Depression is a commonly co-occurring psychological condition among individuals with substance use problems...
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Mapping Your End-of-Life Choices

Mapping Your End-of-Life Choices | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

People need to sit down and decide what kind of care makes sense to them and what doesn’t make sense, and who would be the best person to represent them if they became very ill and couldn’t make medical decisions for themselves.

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Summer is Here…and so is our Summer CE Sale!

Summer is Here…and so is our Summer CE Sale! | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

20% Off Summer CE Sale Starts Today!

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Big Jump in Vaccine Delays

Big Jump in Vaccine Delays | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

An increasing number of parents may be choosing to delay or limit certain vaccinations for their young children, a new study shows, even as cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, continue to rise nationwide...

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Embarrassing Punishments Hurt Kids

Embarrassing Punishments Hurt Kids | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Parents and teachers who try to make their kids behave by subjecting them to humiliating punishments are taking the wrong approach to discipline, experts say.

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12 Tips to Navigate Summertime When Your Child Has ADHD

12 Tips to Navigate Summertime When Your Child Has ADHD | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Parenting a child with ADHD can be especially tough during the summer. Because most parents can’t mimic the tight structure of school, kids often get bored — and may get into trouble, she said. That’s because when kids with ADHD get bored, they seek out stimuli, which can be anything from picking fights with their families to playing with fire. Here are 12 suggestions:

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Should Addicts be Sterilized?

Should Addicts be Sterilized? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

“Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” the slogan on the fliers reads. Another says, “She has her daddy’s eyes…and her mommy’s heroin addiction.” Then: “Get birth control, get ca$h.” These are posters that show up nationwide in homeless shelters and methadone clinics, in AA and NA meeting rooms and near needle exchange programs, distributed by volunteers for Project Prevention.

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How Mindfulness Aids In Addiction Recovery

How Mindfulness Aids In Addiction Recovery | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Modern life is not always conducive to staying in the present moment, but as we are learning in the addiction field, the practice of mindfulness can bring greater joy into daily life and also help recovering addicts guard against relapse.

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Would You Do It All Over Again?

Would You Do It All Over Again? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I got into an interesting conversation with a fine gentleman about career paths and life in general. He was a retired pilot who seemed to have enjoyed every moment of his flying career. As I was telling him about what I did in my professional life he simply looked me in the eye and asked “Would you do it all over again?”

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Light at Night may Contribute to Depression

Light at Night may Contribute to Depression | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

TV sets, laptops, iPads and iPhones are modern society’s instruments for increased productivity, social connectedness and entertainment after a long day’s work. Ironically, a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry shows that these devices also contribute to an increase of major depressive disorder.

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Academics Say ‘No Truth’ to Lying Eyes Theory

Academics Say ‘No Truth’ to Lying Eyes Theory | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Many psychologists think when a person looks up to their right they are likely to be telling a lie and glancing up to the left is said to indicate honesty. However, the experts from Edinburgh University and Hertfordshire University carried out tests and found the theory to be wrong.

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Media violence: 1 of 6 Risk Factors for Bullying

Media violence: 1 of 6 Risk Factors for Bullying | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A new tool may help schools identify students who are more likely to commit aggressive acts against other students, research shows.

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New Name and Focus Concerning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

New Name and Focus Concerning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

It has gone by many names: battle fatigue, shell shock, soldier’s heart. Most recently it has been called post-traumatic stress disorder. But as the number of identified cases of...

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EEG Brain Trace Can Detect Autism in Kids

EEG Brain Trace Can Detect Autism in Kids | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A simple brain trace can help identify autism in children as young as two years old, researchers say. 

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Heart Attacks Can Trigger PTSD

Heart Attacks Can Trigger PTSD | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Heart attacks can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. As many as 1 in 8 people who survive a heart attack develop symptoms of PTSD, such as frequent nightmares or flashbacks; intrusive thoughts; and elevated blood pressure or heart rate.

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Why You Should Practice Being Optimistic

Why You Should Practice Being Optimistic | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Practicing positive character traits like optimism, curiosity and humor could boost your well-being, a new study suggests.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dieting Linked to More Suicide Attempts

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dieting Linked to More Suicide Attempts | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Excessive dieting is associated with an increase in suicide attempts in people with body dysmorphic disorder, a new study finds.

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America's Hatred of Fat Hurts Obesity Fight

America's Hatred of Fat Hurts Obesity Fight | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.

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DSM Panel Holds Firm on New Autism Diagnosis

DSM Panel Holds Firm on New Autism Diagnosis | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A panel of psychiatrists revising the influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are holding firm to their streamlined diagnosis for autism but are backing off proposals for changes to some others.

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Animal Assisted Therapy Approved for ASHA CEUs

Animal Assisted Therapy Approved for ASHA CEUs | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered...
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Stressed Out? Tricks to Avoid Emotional Eating

Stressed Out? Tricks to Avoid Emotional Eating | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Statistics report that Americans are an increasingly overweight population. Among the factors contributing to our struggle to stop tipping the scales is the component of “emotional eating” – or the use of food to attempt to fill emotional needs. Here are 6 tricks to get a handle on stress eating.

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