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ADHD and Always on the Go | Psychology Today

We all have garden-variety memory lapses. Where are my eyeglasses? Did I turn off the stove? But the adult with ADHD is a special case. Over and over, he leaves his wallet at the store, she forgets her son's basketball game, he can't finish projects at work, her finances are in the red, or he forgets to unhook the gas pump from the car only to drive off (the last example has to be the most original).

Some 4 to 5 percent of children have ADHD, and 60 percent of these children carry symptoms well into adulthood. For the adult with ADHD, the disorder can interfere with relationships at home and at work. And to make matters worse, other problems and conditions—such as alcoholism or social anxiety—can hide symptoms, making treatment difficult...
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Body Dissatisfaction Tied to Plastic Surgery and Disordered Eating | Straight Talk about Eating Smart - Dr. Susan Mitchell

Body Dissatisfaction Tied to Plastic Surgery and Disordered Eating | Straight Talk about Eating Smart - Dr. Susan Mitchell | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Do you have friends or family members who are unhappy with how their body looks? Are they always comparing themselves to celebrities, models or others in the media? Do you think the media plays a role in the way women, teens and even younger girls view themselves?
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Bin Laden Is Dead: Cue the Cheerleaders | Psychology Today

Bin Laden Is Dead: Cue the Cheerleaders | Psychology Today | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Playing Bin Laden's game is a losing proposition By Noam Shpancer, Ph.D....
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Telemedicine left out of meaningful use, experts say | Healthcare IT News

TAMPA, FL – "Historically, telehealth hasn't received the attention that it's deserved from the federal government," says Neal Neuberger, executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy and president of Health Tech Strategies.
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Renewal Information for North Carolina OTs « PDResources

Renewal Information for North Carolina OTs « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
North Carolina-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs), are required to earn 15 points (hours) of continuing education each year for license renewal on June 30th. 1 hour on OT Ethics is required every other year (due odd years).
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Renewal Information for Florida-Licensed Dietitians/Nutritionists « PDResources

Renewal Information for Florida-Licensed Dietitians/Nutritionists « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Everything a Florida-licensed Dietitian needs to know about renewing their license on May 31st.
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Televison's Glee Asks the Big Questions - Technorati TV

Televison's Glee Asks the Big Questions - Technorati TV | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
An episode of Glee gives rise to larger questions about what is "normal" and what constitutes "mental illness"...
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The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
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Renewal Information for Arkansas SLPs « PDResources

Renewal Information for Arkansas SLPs « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Arkansas-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are required to renew their licenses annually on June 30th. 10 hours of continuing education are required per year to renew (15 if dual-licensed). Read on for CE guidelines and requirements...
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What Do You Know About CAM? « PDResources

What Do You Know About CAM? « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Alternative medicine can mean any healing practice that is not covered by conventional medicine. The most common are naturopathy, chiropractic, herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, Unai and Ayurveda.

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (known as CAM in medical circles) varies from country to country and from culture to culture. In Western countries, it is often used as a complimentary medicine in conjunction with or to complement conventional medical treatments and can be classified into five major groups: whole medical systems (including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda); mind-body medicine; biologically based practices; manipulative and body based practices (including chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation); and bioelectromagnetic based therapies.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), many Americans use CAM in pursuit of health and well-being. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of CAM use by Americans, showed that approximately 38 percent of adults use CAM.

Defining CAM is difficult...
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Get a Handle on Emotional Eating « PDResources

Get a Handle on Emotional Eating « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can happen to anyone, and one of the most common dieting obstacles out there.

Emotional eating at its best passes after a few minutes. At its worst, it can take over your life and cause you to eat uncontrollably for extended periods of time. And according to nutritional experts, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. So don’t worry, if you suffer from emotional eating, you are not alone.

People often eat to relieve stress or to get something off their minds. The kicker is that stress, and the insulin jump that goes with it, may actually cause you to crave high sugar, high carbohydrate foods – foods that go straight to your waistline and cause you even more stress.

Rather than munching, it’s better to develop new skills for dealing with boredom, self-esteem issues and stress. Try to pinpoint the major reasons for your stress or unpleasant emotions, and see how you can turn the tide. Here are a few suggestions to combat your emotions...
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Renewal Information for Arizona Psychologists « PDResources

Renewal Information for Arizona Psychologists « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Arizona-licensed Psychologists renew licenses biennially on April 30, 2011. Read on for Continuing Education Guidelines & Requirements...
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Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Seeing overweight people can cause you to choose unhealthy foods and to eat more of them unless you consciously focus on your health goals, according to new research. In one experiment, people walking through a lobby were asked to take part in a quick survey that included photos of an overweight person, a normal-weight person, or a lamp. As thanks for completing the survey, the participants were told to help themselves to a bowl of candy. Those who saw the photo of an overweight person took more candies than those who saw the other two photos, the investigators found.
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Renewal Information for Missouri OTs « PDResources

Renewal Information for Missouri OTs « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Missouri-licensed Occupational Therapists are required to earn 24 CCCs (hours of continuing education) every 2 years for license renewal on June 30th (odd years). 50% of the 24 required hours must be directly related to delivery of OT services.

All 24 hours may be earned through online coursework offered by an AOTA-approved provider. Certificates of completion must be retained for a minimum of 2 years in case of an audit. The Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy will conduct a random audit after the June 30th renewal.
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Transcend Hospice Marketing - Making the case for hospice with healthcare decision-makers

Transcend Hospice Marketing - Making the case for hospice with healthcare decision-makers | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
RT @hospice_mktg: Making the case for #hospice with healthcare decision-makers http://bit.ly/k7bsDX #hpm #hcmktg...
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Electronic medical records’ green potential lies in the cloud — ecoINSITE

Electronic medical records’ green potential lies in the cloud — ecoINSITE | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Paper patient records are on the way out and companies that specialize in EMR and the cloud can cash in on the digitization of healthcare.
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School Refusal Behavior – New 4-Hour CE Course « PDResources

School Refusal Behavior – New 4-Hour CE Course « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
This course will break down the distinction between truancy and school refusal and will examine a number of psychological disorders that may be causing – or comorbid with – school refusal, including separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, major depression, dysthymia, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder. Completing the course will assist you in performing a functional analysis of school refusal to determine the motivation and particular reinforcement systems that support the behavior. Specific intervention strategies will be reviewed, with a focus on tailoring and adapting standard approaches to specific situations. Participants will be given the opportunity to review several case studies and develop a sample intervention plan for cases of school refusal. Course #40-29 | 2011 | 48 pages | 30 posttest questions
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Law of Attraction in Action by Dodie Ulery

Law of Attraction in Action by Dodie Ulery | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of existence mankind has recognized that there was a mighty invisible force that governs and controls the universe and man has tried to understand and use this process. Each of us lives in a world of his own creation, built according to his predominant thoughts.

Today the majority of people are drifting through life with no idea of where they are going, allowing themselves to be at the mercy of chance, doubt and circumstance. The ones who are making progress are unconsciously using this force, which is the birthright of every individual. They didn’t need to learn how to do it any more than they needed to learn how to digest the food they ate. The scientific world is beginning to discover what metaphysical and spiritual teachers have known for centuries. Our physical universe is not really composed of any matter at all. Its basic component is a kind of force or essence which we call energy.

Physically we are all energy and everything within and around us is made up of energy. We are all part of one great energy field. We are all one, even in a literal, physical sense. The energy is vibrating at different rates of speed and thus has different qualities from finer to denser. Thought is a relatively fine, light form of energy and therefore very quick and easy to change. Matter is a relatively dense, compact energy and therefore slower to move and change. Within matter there is great variation as well. Living flesh is relatively fine, changes quickly and is easily affected by many things. A rock is a much denser form, slower to change and more difficult to affect. Yet even a rock is eventually changed and affected by the fine, light energy of water, for example. All forms of energy are interrelated and can affect one another...
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Beware iPad Scams on Facebook « PDResources

Beware iPad Scams on Facebook « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
This company claims to have the iPad 2 available, at lower than retail prices, for a limited time only. The ad was found on Facebook. The company website asks that you transfer funds to their account for payment. SCAM. Please be cautious and always pay with credit cards when making online purchases!
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Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated « PDResources

Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
For the first time in 27 years, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia have been revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. The National Institute on Aging/Alzheimer’s Association Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease outline some new approaches for clinicians and provide scientists with more advanced guidelines for moving forward with research on diagnosis and treatments. They mark a major change in how experts think about and study Alzheimer’s disease. Development of the new guidelines was led by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Go Green for Earth Week! « PDResources

Go Green for Earth Week! « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
In celebration of Earth Week 2011, Professional Development Resources is contributing to the Billion Acts of Green movement by spotlighting the environmental benefits of a green education and offering special pricing on a number of its online courses. We invite our customers to join in by taking courses online instead of traveling to seminars and downloading and viewing on screen instead of consuming paper goods. Downloading is 90% more Earth-friendly than shipping packaged courses.
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Should Ethical Guidelines Apply When Conditioning Prisoners?

Should Ethical Guidelines Apply When Conditioning Prisoners? | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Lately, I’ve been questioning whether the prison system should start conditioning their inmates as it has proved extremely effective on individuals.
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How to Prevent Medical Identity Theft « PDResources

How to Prevent Medical Identity Theft « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Internet, you can be more proactive and informed when it comes to managing your own health—but you can also be more vulnerable than ever to healthcare-related identity theft and fraud. You can research, join e-groups and discussion lists, and even fill out new patient forms before you go to the doctor’s office. But these conveniences can come at a price.

Between patients and providers, there are a lot of marketers who would love to collect and make money from the health information you might be regularly giving out about yourself and your family. If that’s an unappealing thought, the news gets worse. Medical identity theft is on the rise—and could result in a lot more than just annoying marketing pitches.

If your medical information falls into the wrong hands, that person could use it to get care under your name. They could get prescriptions filled out, file insurance or Medicare reimbursement claims, and more, resulting in serious damage to your credit profile. And there’s always the chance that your information could be resold and result in full-blown identity theft.

Here’s how you can protect yourself...
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Behavior Change Counseling « PDResources

Behavior Change Counseling « PDResources | Healthcare Continuing Education | Scoop.it
Free learning module on behavior change counseling from Nutrition in Medicine.
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