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Why your next therapy session might include a horse

Why your next therapy session might include a horse | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Could a horse help calm your anxiety, lift your depression or save your marriage? Proponents of equine-assisted psychotherapy say yes, and there's no riding involved.

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This article is about what we would like to do on The FARM.

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Dems threaten allowing automatic Medicare cuts to kick in

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After tax votes, Congress shifts to battles over mandatory spending cuts and Medicare.

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Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s - NYTimes

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s - NYTimes | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
For some older people, just downloading an app or successfully navigating certain websites might seem like cause for quiet celebration.

But not Shirley M. McKerrow, a retired business owner and politician from Darwin, Australia.

Ms. McKerrow, who is 84, revels in the thought of learning to develop those same apps and websites. Last year, she began taking free online coding lessons through Codecademy, an interactive platform that teaches programming languages, and was tutored along the way by her tech-savvy grandson.

She could hardly contain her enthusiasm: “I might use my newfound skills to create personalized, all-singing-and-dancing online birthday cards — in fact, all sorts of greeting cards for my family and friends. Maybe I could even graduate to making greeting cards personalized for businesses or for members of Parliament to send to their constituents.

“I have all sorts of ideas,” she continued, “but need to progress my skills a little further before I get too carried away.”

While millennials make up the bulk of those learning in-demand skills like web design, programming or digital marketing — the average age of students at coding boot camps, for instance, is just under 30 — some people old enough to be their parents or even grandparents are also acquiring these abilities.

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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 27, 2017 5:13 AM
Sítios internet para vídeos educativos gratuitos.
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A great list of free video sites
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These are an excellent video resource list that can be used within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students

Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course. The study results show that a formal education on responsible social media use is beneficial to medical students as they develop professional habits that are inclusive of social media, and look to avoid behavior that would be detrimental to their careers.

The study, published in Teaching and Learning in Medicine, includes analysis of social media and professionalism courses hosted in 2012-2014. A six-month follow-up survey found 94 percent of students reported increased awareness of their social media behavior as it relates to their careers and 64 percent made changes to their social media behavior as a result of the session.

The course was designed and led by Alexandra Gomes, M.S.L.S., M.T., associate director for education, information and technology services, and Gisela Butera, M.L.S., reference librarian, both at Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at GW, as well as Terry Kind, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean for clinical education and associate professor of pediatrics, and Katherine Chretien, M.D., assistant dean for student affairs and associate professor of medicine, both at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

During the social media and professionalism course, instructors aim to "empower students to learn how to use social media professionally and responsibly so that they can use it to their greatest advantage," explained Chretien. The course is not meant to dissuade students from using social media, but rather encourages discussion about opportunities and challenges.

"We were able to move past a focus on negative and highlight the positive ways that social media can be used to enhance students' professional lives," said Kind.

The team found that discussion and explanation of professionalism on social media must put emphasis on both negative and positive examples of usage, along with a framework for interpreting the gray areas in between. With the right components in place for a formal session -- such as a professional panel -- students can better understand how to use their personal social media identities to show their new professional identities. The course is offered to all first-year students at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences as a required part of the curriculum.

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Kamile Payne's curator insight, April 10, 2017 2:42 PM
If young adults are having issues with social media then there has to be an issue across the world! Not just within adults but everyone! Why must we younger people kill future generations by using social media? Little kids aren't learning things from books and young adults are not capable of working without their phone or knowing what's going on with their friends or what's going on in the world. In my eyes as a young adult it's almost like a drug! Once you get on and are hooked there's no going back, you want to see more and look at more and you get lost and sidetracked. As well as you can't remember how to spell things like how you used to when you were a kid. Social media is killing our world. 
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Social Media in Health Care, Part 1 | The Basics -

Social Media in Health Care, Part 1 | The Basics - | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it

Engaging your brand in social media is kind of a no-brainer – unless you’re in the healthcare industry. In our experience, some healthcare organizations have been hesitant to make the move into social media due to confusion about what to discuss, how to engage with patients, or fear of running afoul of HIPAA regulations.

This series attempts to break down the basics and offer some guidance as to how to navigate the social media waters.

Social media tends to be either something you love or you hate. Regardless of where you stand, the impact it’s made on communication and within society is undeniable. Whether that’s been a positive or negative impact can be debated at length, but we know that it’s become a valuable space for companies and brands to communicate with their customers, both existing and potential.

Social media can have lasting, positive brand impact with patients if it’s done correctly. It offers a way to engage with patients & potential patients by going to them, rather than asking them to come to you. It’s casual – not the typical “stuffy” or “clinical” communications patients are accustomed to. And it’s responsive – you can respond real-time to events as they happen and engage in conversations with patients about what’s important to them.

Beyond that, simply your presence on social media, if regularly used, creates top-of-mind awareness with your audience. Bonus: if you do it right, it’ll potentially generate brand preference when the time comes when someone needs your services.

But before you dive right in and open up an account, do your homework. Create a plan. Some items to consider:

Is your audience already engaged in social media?What value will you bring to your audience?Who will manage the social media account(s) at your organization?Do you already have a framework of how employees can/cannot engage in social media? Do you need to create one?What is your online marketing strategy? (Specifically: who generates the content and what does it focus on, how frequently will you post, does someone need to pre-approve posts before they’re pushed live, how will you let your audience know you’re on Facebook?…)How will you measure success? This is a tricky one. Our recommendation is to avoid trying to peg ROI for a health organization to social media. It just won’t be successful. Look at other metrics – number of likes or followers, engagement on posts, sharing – just don’t handcuff social media to dollars.

Here’s what we know:

3 out of 4 adults use the internet for health & wellness information22% of these access internet sources at least once a week18% of these adults access a patient portalBut only 17% trust the medical information other people share on social media

Take some time to ruminate over the info above and answer the questions posed. In part 2, we’ll evaluate popular social media platforms to help you determine which one may be a good fit.


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Newark Firefighters Recruits Train With Yoga [PHOTOS] - YogaDork

Newark Firefighters Recruits Train With Yoga [PHOTOS] - YogaDork | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
OMG we love this so much. Tough, courageous, life-risking firefighters of the hard streets of Newark, of all places, are finding a way to stretch, de-stress.
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World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94, Releases New ... - The Post Game (blog)

World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94, Releases New ... - The Post Game (blog) | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch, 94, Releases New ...
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Last year, Guinness World Records certified a 93-year-old New York woman as the world's oldest yoga teacher.
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It's yoga for dudes: one busy man's guide to broga - The Independent

It's yoga for dudes: one busy man's guide to broga - The Independent | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
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It's yoga for dudes: one busy man's guide to broga
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My only previous brush with yoga came in a beachside gazebo in Brazil, in a class during a surfing holiday.
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Why do we practice walking meditation? - Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks

Why do we practice walking meditation? - Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
July 8, 2013. 100-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 2013 Summer Opening. This is the first talk of the summer. Note: the brief segment at the beginning is missing.
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New meditation garden helping those with mental illness - WOAI

New meditation garden helping those with mental illness - WOAI | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
New meditation garden helping those with mental illness
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SAN ANTONIO -- Stigma can often come with mental illness, but dozens of teens are working together to bring some peace to those battling it through a new meditation garden.
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Meditation in schools: calming minds and beating stress

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Andrew Jones examines the evidence for introducing meditation to students and teachers (Another great article that shows the power of meditation...this one pointing to meeting to meditate together and...
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Mindfulness meditation aids health - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Mindfulness meditation aids health
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From the Beatles' bouts with Transcendental Meditation to brand names such as lululemon and YogaRat, mind-body relaxation methods have long been pop-culture staples.
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Most healthcare organisations have been breached, report shows

 Less than a third of global healthcare organisations remain untouched, as data breaches rise across the industry, a report has revealed
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Make PDF Texts into Interactive Online Activities for Blended Learning

Make PDF Texts into Interactive Online Activities for Blended Learning | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
This tool enables teachers to build onto more traditional course book based courses and add a blended learning element. Once you have created an account you can upload PDF documents, or buy in text books from publishers or book stores and add them to courses.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 2017 3:44 AM

Perusall is a useful tool for turning a face to face course into blended learning without too much extra work.

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, September 26, 2017 4:28 AM
Order and assign textbooks, articles, or your PDFs in Perusall. Students annotate the readings and asynchronously respond to each other's comments and questions about the readings in context. With novel data analytics, Perusall automatically generates optimal student groupings and social interactions, grades students' engagement to ensure they are prepared for class, and nudges those who need help to keep everyone on track.
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E-cigarettes are some young people's training wheels for smoking. Here's the evidence

E-cigarettes are some young people's training wheels for smoking. Here's the evidence | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Young people are three times more likely to smoke if they've tried e-cigarettes first.

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Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it

Water is a better bet than sports drinks for young athletes, sports medicine specialists say.


Most youngsters don’t exert themselves at an intensity or duration that requires the extra sugar and salt contained in sports drinks, said Dr. Matthew Silvis. He is director of primary care sports medicine at Penn State Health Medical Center.


“Sports drinks can replenish some of what you lost during exercise, but you really need to be exercising for more than 45 minutes to an hour before you would consider that,” Silvis said. “Many of our kids are not doing enough to warrant it,” he added in a university news release.


Also, giving children sports drinks with extra sugar puts them at risk for weight gain and tooth decay, Silvis and his colleagues noted.


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Younger athletes can participate in sports or physical activities without overexerting their bodies. Because of this, water is best recommended for children and teens than sports drinks. Sports drinks can replenish lost fluids and nutrients during exercise but young athletes don't need extra sugar or salt. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

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Social Media in Health Care, Part 2 | The Players

Social Media in Health Care, Part 2 | The Players | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it

Engaging your brand in social media is kind of a no-brainer – unless you’re in the healthcare industry. In our experience, some health organizations have been hesitant to foray into social media due to confusion about what to discuss, how to engage with patients, or fear of running afoul of HIPAA regulations.

This series attempts to break down the basics and offer some guidance as to how to navigate the social media waters.

If you’re just starting out engaging in social media at your organization, you need to evaluate which platform is the best fit. There are so many to choose from, and if you’re outside the United States, this list will be different. For purposes of this, we’re taking a look at the four most prominent social media available to brands (SnapChat isn’t there just yet).

 

 FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInMonthly
Active User (MAU)*1.59B300MM400MM100MM% adult usage**68%21%28%25%Daily / Weekly /
Less Often usage*D: 76% / W: 15% /
LO: 7%D: 42% / W: 24% /
LO: 33%D: 51% / W: 26% /
LO: 22%D: 18% / W: 31% /
LO: 51%Age** 18-29
30-49
50-64
65+88%
79%
61%
36%46%
22%
18%
6%59%
31%
13%
5%34%
31%
21%
11%Urban**
Suburban
Rural70%
68%
65%22%
21%
19%34%
24%
25%29%
26%
15%

 

 

If you only pick one to engage in, pick Facebook. It reaches more people more frequently across all ages and rural areas. You have flexibility with messaging and have a greater likelihood of reaching your audience.

Twitter is good for short, urgent communications or reaching a younger audience. Because the news feed is always updating, your message has a short life-span, however.

Instagram is affiliated with Facebook but offers a more visual approach to social media. It offers better geographic penetration than Twitter, but also has complexities as it’s limited to photos – which means you must be very certain that even the smallest portion of your image doesn’t violate HIPAA.

LinkedIn is a solid professional network, though usage is less across the board. This is less of a way for you to communicate with patients, but rather a way to offer more information about your organization and a level of legitimacy and professionalism the other social media platforms lack.

 

*Source: Chaffey, Dave. “Global social media research summary 2016.” Smart Insights, LTD.
** Source: “Social Media Fact Sheet.” Pew Research Center. 


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This Little Girl Is Amazing at Yoga - TIME

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Is your sun salute in a sorry state? Feeling down about your downward dog?
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Modern medicine prescribes ancient art of yoga to ease many physical and ... - Cherry Hill Courier Post

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Modern medicine prescribes ancient art of yoga to ease many physical and ...
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Crystals & Psychic Awareness

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From the earliest prehistoric times to our technological age we have found beauty, power and mystery within crystals....
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Why Your Kids Should Be Practicing Mindfulness

Why Your Kids Should Be Practicing Mindfulness | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Mindfulness isn't about grades or being perfect. Everyone's answer has equal merit and differences are cherished. Do you see the freedom in that? This allows for expanded thought and exploration.
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Stretch your chakras every morning! #Knowledge #Chakras #HealthyStart #Divine #Spiritual #FreeThinkers #FreeYourMind #KnowThySelf #LoveThySelf #Namasté #Togetherness
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Know Thyself: Achieving transcendence with the seventh chakra - The News-Press

Know Thyself: Achieving transcendence with the seventh chakra - The News-Press | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Know Thyself: Achieving transcendence with the seventh chakra
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Over the past seven weeks, you've explored this bottom-up chakra journey.
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Kundalini Yoga - phillyBurbs.com (blog)

Kundalini Yoga - phillyBurbs.com (blog) | R4W AWARENESS | Scoop.it
Kundalini Yoga
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Moving through the asanas (exercises- some of which can be quite challenging), you awaken your chakras (your seven centers of consciousness), which allows the mind to open, and tension to disperse.
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