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Top 10 Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities

Top 10 Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

An editorial published on April 25 in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives calls for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in America’s children and presents a list of ten target chemicals including which are considered highly likely to contribute to these conditions.

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Should ‘Mental Health Checkups’ Be Made Part Of Health Care In Schools?

Should ‘Mental Health Checkups’ Be Made Part Of Health Care In Schools? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

“The early detection of children who are showing psychiatric symptoms or are at the risk of a mental disorder is crucial, but introducing “mental health checkups” as part of health care in schools is not altogether simple.”

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Kids Exposed to Bullying, Violence May Age Faster

Kids Exposed to Bullying, Violence May Age Faster | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

New research shows that the genetic material, or DNA, of children who experienced violence shows the type of wear and tear that is normally associated with advancing age.

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Antidepressants May Fail to Help Some Autistic Kids

Antidepressants May Fail to Help Some Autistic Kids | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Autistic children are sometimes prescribed antidepressants to reduce repetitive behaviors, but the new findings suggest the drugs may not be as effective for this use as they seem.

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Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month with 25% off CEUs!

Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month with 25% off CEUs! | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Each year in April, occupational therapists, assistants, and students host a month-long celebration showcasing the importance of Occupational Therapy. To show our support, we are offering a 25% discount on all of our AOTA CEU courses through April 30, 2012.

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The Crucial Role of Alcohol Awareness Month

The Crucial Role of Alcohol Awareness Month | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Alcohol misuse and abuse still have a tremendous impact on our country today. As prom and graduation season are beginning to unfold, April is also a key month in which to highlight the dangers of underage drinking, as well as increase public awareness and understanding about alcohol.

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Could Autism be Linked with Mothers’ Obesity During Pregnancy?

Could Autism be Linked with Mothers’ Obesity During Pregnancy? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Study women who were obese during pregnancy were about 67 percent more likely than normal-weight women to have autistic children. They also faced double the risk of having children with other developmental delays.

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10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children with Autism

10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children with Autism | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

People can be cruel even when they don’t mean to be. A disapproving look, careless reference, or impatient gesture directed at an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a member of their family can be as painful emotionally as any physical injury sustained. Here are 10 things not to say:

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25% Off Autism CE – Autism Awareness Month

25% Off Autism CE – Autism Awareness Month | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Professional Development Resources, a proud member of the Autism Society, is offering 25% off all Autism continuing education courses during the month of April to promote education and awareness.

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If You Knew Then What You Know Now: Hindsight for Caregivers

If You Knew Then What You Know Now: Hindsight for Caregivers | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

As a seasoned caregiver of multiple elders, I can choose to torture myself with my perceived failures at being a perfect caregiver, or I can choose to forgive myself for being imperfect, and recognize that I did the best I could at the time. You have the same choice.

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When Reducing Anxiety, Perfect Solutions Don’t Exist

When Reducing Anxiety, Perfect Solutions Don’t Exist | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

The distorted stories we tell ourselves can amplify our anxiety — which, ironically can occur when we’re trying to reduce the worry, jitters and angst. One of the most damaging of distortions is the desire for perfection.

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What’s the Link Between PTSD, TBI and Violence?

What’s the Link Between PTSD, TBI and Violence? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Sgt. Robert Bales has been accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. He served three tours in Iraq before this and his lawyer says he may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury. What’s the link between violence and those disorders?

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Shock Therapy’s Mystery Closer to Being Solved

Shock Therapy’s Mystery Closer to Being Solved | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

While “shock therapy” has been used in psychiatry for more than 70 years, researchers had little idea how the controversial treatment worked to treat depression. Now, scientists say they may have solved the mystery.

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Stressed? Write it Away

Stressed? Write it Away | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Stressed? Instead of gnawing on that pencil, put it to paper to help erase tension and increase self-esteem. Recent research suggests expressive writing can be a therapeutic, constructive way to cope with stress and reduce symptoms of depression. So the next time life feels a bit overwhelming, grab a pencil and follow its lead…

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Simple Steps to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

Simple Steps to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

The brain is surprisingly adept at compensating for aging, and other types of memory can improve or remain intact over time. Even more encouraging is that a set of relatively simple and inexpensive lifestyle changes can go a long way toward maintaining a vigorous mind.

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The Simple Exercise That Could Help Decrease Depression

The Simple Exercise That Could Help Decrease Depression | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Research published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity shows that “walking has a statistically significant, large effect on the symptoms of depression in some populations.”

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Should Sexual Addiction Become A Legitimate Mental Health Diagnosis?

Should Sexual Addiction Become A Legitimate Mental Health Diagnosis? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Recent studies indicate that sexual addiction is both escalating and simultaneously becoming more evenly distributed among men and women. This escalation in problem sexual behavior appears to be directly related to the increasingly high-speed Internet access to both intensely stimulating graphic pornography and anonymous sexual partnering.

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Link Between Fast Food and Depression Confirmed

Link Between Fast Food and Depression Confirmed | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A new study along the same lines as its predecessors shows how eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. This study has been published in the Public Health Nutrition journal.

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Should We Really Worry About Obesity’s Link to Autism?

Should We Really Worry About Obesity’s Link to Autism? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

A new study this week linking motherhood obesity to childhood autism tells a seemingly horrible tale: pregnant women who are obese are 67 percent more likely to have a child who suffers from the disorder than her non-obese counterpart. It’s the kind of statistic that people latch on to, and dozens of stories in the media highlighted the stat.

ragnar's comment April 10, 2012 9:26 PM
ADHD is the start of a continuum that ends with unspecified ASD.
ragnar's comment April 10, 2012 9:38 PM
is it possible that the percentages are also skewed by the use of anti-depressants? don't they contribute to obesity?
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Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk

Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Teams of scientists working independently have for the first time identified several gene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop autism. They have found further evidence that the risk increases with the age of the parents, particularly in fathers over age 35.

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Helping Children Thrive with LD/ADHD

Helping Children Thrive with LD/ADHD | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost 1 million children have some form of learning disability for which they receive special education. Here are 5 critical steps for fueling success:

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Healthy Chill Pills

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Can We Have Less Medication for Anxiety?

 

Medication & psychotherapy works, but can we do better?

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Biomarker for Autism May Be On the Horizon

Biomarker for Autism May Be On the Horizon | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Currently, physicians and medical scientists diagnose a child as possessing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by observing behavior patterns over the child’s first three years of life. New research from a Swedish University suggests advanced mass spectrometry can provide a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for ASD. These would be the first acknowledged biomarkers for autism.

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Physicians in Hot Water for Online Missteps

Physicians in Hot Water for Online Missteps | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

Of 48 state medical boards responding to the survey, all but four indicated that they had received reports of “online professionalism violations” at some point, such as prescribing drugs over the Internet without seeing the patients or misrepresenting credentials.

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Growing Through Loss: A Grief Well Met

Growing Through Loss: A Grief Well Met | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like loss to cancel your to-do list and plans. There’s nothing like grief to erase what you thought was top priority. In the wake of what was, we must lay aside the demands of the world, attending to what’s “in your face.” Here are the 11 essentials to a grief well met...

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