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July 2016 – Recent Health Articles: Pokemon Makes Physical Therapy Fun, Your Role In Stroke Prevention, The Healing Power of Dogs in Children’s Physical Therapy & More

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#1POKEMON GO and ‘Accidental’ Exercising

“For most people, exercise isn’t fun. Despite its various documented health benefits, for many, it’s a necessary evil that they must trudge through. What can make it better is to have a goal and make it social. Pokemon Go provides both. It isn’t all that much different than some running training plans that prepare people to complete a 5k.” — Kevin Gard, clinical professor and director of the professional doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. – Read More

#2 How 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could be Prevented

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable risk factors, THIS ONE is the most important.

#3 Dogs with Special Needs Help Kids Heal in Physical Therapy

“I saw a lot of kids there who just wouldn’t work unless there was a dog with them. They were a huge comforting presence… they were relatable to all of us in the hospital and an inspiration.” – Read More

#4 Children with Cerebral Palsy Improve movement with Intense Physical Therapy

A one-year study of children with cerebral palsy (CP) in South Korea showed that gross motor function significantly improved when the children received intensive physical therapy. The research team recruited then observed 161 children with CP, 93 boys and 68 girls (mean age 9), who attended a rehabilitation center and school for disabled children in South Korea. Read More

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HIV Cure Study provides Insight into 2008 Case

In 2008, one man, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV. Also known as the “Berlin patient,” Brown was considered cured of his infection after receiving two bone-marrow transplants to treat a separate disease he had been diagnosed with a few years earlier: acute myeloid leukemia. Read More

Latest ZIKA Puzzle: How US Patient Infected Caregiver

The mysterious Zika virus continues to surprise health scientists. On July 18th, 2016, U.S. health officials said they were trying to determine how a now-deceased elderly Utah man who had Zika managed to infect a family caregiver. – Read More

Geriatric Doctor Shortage Means People Who Need Care The Most Receive It Least

Steven Counsell is the president of the American Geriatrics society and a professor of geriatrics at Indiana University. He says while the number of patients is increasing, the supply of doctors isn’t…a serious problem for a population with a higher risk for health problems, like, for example, falls. – Read More

Healing Sound: Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy Reduces Stress, Physical and Emotional Strain

When you’re stressed, your brain sounds the “fight or flight” alarms, triggering a surge of hormones, an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar. It alters the immune, digestive and reproductive system and according to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress can cause tension headaches, migraines, increase the risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke, lead to stomach ulcers and more. – Read More

Inspirational: Boy Given Little Hope to Walk Now Races Past Expectations

A special thank-you has gone out to Brighton’s Franciscan Children’s Hospital
from a boy whose parents were given little hope when he was born, but is now racing past all expectations. – Watch Report

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June 2016 – Recent Health Articles: Virtual Reality Advances Physical Therapy, Dry Needling for Fibromyalgia Sufferers & More

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#1Using Virtual Reality to Advance Physical Therapy

Northeastern’s Danielle Levac develops video games to make physical therapy more fun, motivating, and rewarding for patients—especially for children with movement impairments, such as those with cerebral palsy. – Read more

#2 Ways To Prevent, Treat Knee and Hip Joint Pain

In the past four weeks, more than one-third of people over the age of 55 in the United States have complained about hip or knee pain to their physician. In a lifetime, our hips and knees get a lot of use. – Read more

#3 Zika: The key unanswered questions

The best estimate of Zika infections is between 500,000 and 1.5 million – which is quite a wide margin of error. What percentage of people in an affected area are getting infected? Is it everyone? We don’t know. – Read More

#4 Interdisciplinary Rehab Improves Function, Quality of Life for Individuals

Amid a national conversation about how to safely treat chronic pain comes a new study that reinforces the idea that interdisciplinary rehabilitation can improve function and quality of life for individuals with chronic pain, even in instances when significant pain reduction itself is not possible. – Read More

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No, HIPAA Was NOT Waived in Orlando, and Here’s Why…

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Pulse, an Orlando gay bar, family and friends of wounded victims sought all the information they could about their loved ones’ health. But there was mass confusion around medical privacy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA. – Read More

Dry Needling Plus Physical Therapy: A Major Advance for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Dry needling is a technique used by specially trained physical therapists, physicians, and dentists to treat several forms of musculoskeletal pain.  Controlled studies show benefit for regional myofascial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), and chronic tension headache. – Read More

World First: Bionic Fingertip Enables Amputee To Feel Texture

A man from Denmark has become the world’s first amputee to feel textures in real-time with the help of a bionic fingertip connected to the nerves of his upper arm. – Read More

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report

Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. – Read More

5 Creative Ways to Get Kids Writing Over the Summer

Getting children to write over the summer can be quite a hurdle. When I went away to summer camp, we had to mail a letter home as the entry fee to the dining hall on Friday nights. – Read More

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3 Steps to HIPAA Law Compliance

Make sure your facility implements these 3 steps to ensure HIPAA law compliancy.

3 Steps to HIPAA Law ComplianceAdherence to HIPAA law is imperative for the healthcare industry. If you want to ensure your business is compliant, start here!

Step #1: Run a risk assessment of your electronic record system.

If your facility keeps track of patient care via electronic health records (EHR), it is important to make sure that your system is compliant with HIPAA standards. Therefore, you should periodically run a risk assessment to expose areas where changes are needed. The risk assessment will evaluate your system’s administrative, physical and technical safeguards to identify areas where your protected health information is in jeopardy. On March 28, 2014, HIPAA released a new security risk assessment tool to help guide you through this process. You can download the tool here.

Step #2: Have an ongoing employee training program.

“Any system is only as strong as its weakest link and in most cases untrained employees are the weakest links in healthcare practices.”[1] Unfortunately, providing mandatory compliance training can be time-consuming to develop and expensive to deliver. The easiest way to simplify your compliance training process is to utilize a learning management system. This will allow you to continually train staff on the correct patient security protocols and all HIPAA law updates.

Step #3: Continue quality improvement and ongoing training as new HIPPA law updates are released.

If your electronic health records are secure and your employees are fully trained on HIPAA best practices, you can feel confident that your facility is compliant. However, you need to continue to evaluate your facility and improve workflows as needed to achieve your patient care goals. Keep in mind that your business will require ongoing regulatory compliance training and quality evaluations as new HIPAA law updates are released in addition to annual refresher courses.

Need Assistance with Your Staff’s Compliance Training?

If you are interested in updating your current employee training plan or policies, or you would like more information about using a learning management system for regulatory compliance training, schedule a free demo right now.

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[1] HIPAA.com [Accessed April 15, 2014]

Originally published in 2014.


Nutrition CEUs for Nutrition Month

Nutrition CEUs for Nutrition MonthMarch is National Nutrition Month®. But, why focus on nutrition? Consider these alarming statistics:

  • More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese.
  • The obesity rate in American children has tripled over the past 30 years and their expected lifespan is now less than their parents.

What’s the cause?

Since the 1970s, the number of fast food restaurants has more than doubled. In fact, the typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels or limits in four categories: calories from solid fats and added sugars; refined grains; sodium; and saturated fat. The empty calories from added sugars and solid fats alone contribute to 40% of total daily calories for 2–18 year olds and half of these empty calories come from six sources: soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk.

What can health professionals do to reverse this trend?

Start by taking these nutrition CEUs, available in the CEU360.com library:

Nutrition CEUs

A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Therapeutic Outcomes: Why is Nutrition Important?
Seminar-On-Demand® 
A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Therapeutic Outcomes: Why is Nutrition Important?3 hours
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, ATC/LAT

Many patients present to health care professionals with common, yet overlooked, nutritional impairments. These nutritional impairments significantly impact therapeutic outcomes. The health care professional should know how to assess for nutritional deficits and alter treatment plans accordingly.

By having a comprehensive understanding of the relationship of dietary patterns on healing, clinicians will be able to take a wholistic approach to treatment and make the appropriate adjustments to their rehabilitation program as well as recognize the need for referrals and/or rehabilitation team conferences. As a result, patients can achieve their therapeutic goals in less time.

Nutritional Considerations for the Rehab Professional
Seminar-On-Demand® 
ç5 hours
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, ATC/LAT

Rehabilitation care is evolving. While the mid 20th century saw medicine’s focus shift from acute infectious disease control toward chronic disease management, the role of rehabilitation professionals in the 21st century must also answer this call for chronic care intervention. Poor nutrition and obesity are the two main drivers contributing to the epidemic proportions of chronic disease that is now overwhelming the biomedical model and health care system today. These directly affect pathophysiological conditions managed by healthcare professionals. Further, education in nutritional considerations broadens career opportunities and effectiveness as a practitioner in the wellness and health promotion domains. It also allows healthcare pros to interact more effectively with the rest of the patient care team and take their place on the frontlines of medicine.

This course prepares clinicians address nutrition within a plan of care, an integral facet of rehabilitation now and for the future.

The Power of Partnering on a Nutrition Team!
Seminar-On-Demand® 
The Power of Partnering on a Nutrition Team!3 hours
OT/COTA, SLP

The Dietary Component of the patient’s interdisciplinary care is complex and often misunderstood.  As a result, a lack of knowledge by any member of the interdisciplinary process often results in more costly and a less than successful pathway of intervention.

This course addresses the teaching and understanding of dietary levels, costs and interventions geared to all professions that would work with SLPs.

Warding Off Obesity As We Age: Update on the Role of Nutritional Exercise
Seminar-On-Demand® 
Warding Off Obesity As We Age: Update on the Role of Nutritional Exercise3 hours
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, ATC/LAT

This course presents a comparative view of nutrition as it relates to the treatment of disease. There is an emphasis on the evaluation of current nutrition in the US as well as the current theories on digestion/absorption and cellular metabolism of macronutrients in weight management.

Applications of nutrition interventions and exercise are discussed for obesity and obesity related complications including cardiovascular disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.

Want more CEUs?

Contact us today to schedule your free demo of our robust learning management system and see for yourself how we can enhance the continuing education program at your facility.

 

References:

Originally published in 2015.


CEU360 and Infinity Rehab Team Up to Provide Exceptional Online Education

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2016

CEU360 to offer online education portal of onboarding, compliance training and CEUs for Infinity Rehab’s staff.

Adding to their expanding list of clients, CEU360 announces a new partnership with Infinity Rehab. The new alliance provides Infinity Rehab’s 1,900 healthcare employees with 24-hour access to CEU360’s sophisticated learning management system, housing over 1,000 hours of premium online continuing education courses including live webinar courses. In addition, the platform allows delivery, administration, tracking and reporting of Infinity Rehab’s onboarding and compliance training programs.

When asked about the new partnership, Tim Esau, PT, Director of Compliance for Infinity Rehab states, “As a company led and managed by therapists, we understand and celebrate the value of having relevant continuing education courses and topics available to our clinicians. By trade, therapists are inherently life-long leaners and CEU360’s online continuing education platform will help our therapists continue to grow and excel in their professions.”

DeAndrea Laub, Director of Operations for CEU360, responds: “As part of this exciting new partnership, CEU360 is providing a streamlined, robust learning environment of elite online continuing education courses, as well as hands-on help in creating and implementing customized training programs to meet Infinity Rehab’s organizational needs.”

Infinity Rehab has a history of embracing and providing continuing education opportunities for its employees and therapists in the communities they serve. For 11 years, Infinity Rehab has held one of the largest annual continuing education events in the Pacific Northwest; and for the past three years a separate event in in Denver, CO. These events offer therapists an opportunity to share knowledge and learn about advanced clinical practices from some of the leading minds in Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies.

About Infinity Rehab

Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Infinity Rehab began as an in-house Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Therapy solution for the Avamere Family of Companies. Through the leadership of industry-recognized therapists, Infinity Rehab has grown to serve over 175 Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Outpatient Centers, Home Health, and Independent Living communities across ten states, employing approximately 1,900 therapists. For more information, please visit www.infinityrehab.com.

About CEU360

CEU360 provides state-of-the-art learning management solutions for healthcare teams, combining elite online continuing education, onboarding programs and regulatory compliance training with a technologically-advanced learning management system. To learn more about CEU360, visit https://ceu360.com/ or call 1-855-2CEU360.


Recent Health Articles: Zika May Raise Risk of Mental Illness, The Happiest & Healthiest City in the U.S., and More!

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Top Health Updates:

#1 TBI: Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Harmful Brain Inflammation

In recent years, researchers have highlighted the potential long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, which include increased risk of dementia and other neurological disorders. Now, a new study has uncovered a drug that shows promise for reducing the brain damage caused by such an injury.

#2 CMS, Private Insurers Agree on Health Outcomes Measures

Everyone agrees that the future of health care will be driven by outcomes. But which outcomes will be doing the driving? A major-player collaborative that includes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the country’s leading private insurers’ organization has unveiled its first answers to that question.

#3 Zika May Increase Risk of Mental Illness, Researchers Say

Reproductive health experts are warning that microcephaly may be only the most obvious consequence of the spread of the Zika virus. Even infants who appear normal at birth may be at higher risk for mental illnesses later in life if their mothers were infected during pregnancy, many researchers fear. Read More

#4 The Happiest, Healthiest City in the U.S. is…

It has Fifth Avenue, lots of shopping and a hot real estate market, but the country’s healthiest and happiest city is nowhere near the Big Apple. Read More

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Stroke Patients’ Speech Loss Linked to Loss of Brain Interconnections

Imaging reveals disruption of language network ‘structural hubs’ directly associated with aphasia following stroke, reports Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Study: One-Third of U.S. Adults Don’t Get Enough Sleep

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: Despite repeated recommendations for adults to sleep at least seven hours each night, a new study shows that more than one-third of Americans are not getting enough shut-eye. And, the researchers have pinpointed which states are the most sleep deprived. Read More

Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds

Shedding just a few pounds can lower the risk of serious health problems in obese adults, a new study suggests.

OT: The Misunderstood Therapy

Why occupational therapists should play a greater role in interdisciplinary team assessments of long term care residents… Read More

Study Shows Just How Big a Role Cellphones Play in Car Crashes

In a finding that demonstrates how crucial it is to pay attention when behind the wheel, researchers report that video taken inside cars showed drivers were distracted seconds before an accident in more than two-thirds of crashes.

Geisinger Identifies 17 Genes Related to Developmental Disorders

A study led by a team of researchers at Geisinger Health System’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) in Danville, PA has identified 17 new genes causing autism and other related brain disorders, including intellectual disability/developmental delay, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Brain Health Quiz

Brain Health QuizSelect true or false for each question:

1. The average human brain is made up of 75-80% water.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 2. The brain uses 20 percent of the total oxygen in the body.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 3. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not the same thing.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 4. Older age is the highest risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 5. After the age of 30, the brain shrinks 0.25% in mass every year.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 6. You have a 50% chance of getting Alzheimer’s if you live to age 85.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 7. Alzheimer’s begins 20 years before memory loss.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 8. Lack of sleep results in memory problems.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 9. Stress shrinks the brain’s temporal lobe.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 10. Memories triggered by scent are stronger than other memory triggers.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 11. Most people dream about 1 to 2 hours per night.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 12. The average person has 4 to 7 dreams per night.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 13. 12% of people dream in black and white only, while the remaining population dreams in color.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 14. While sleeping, the body produces a hormone (GABA) preventing an individual from acting out the dream, leaving the body virtually paralyzed.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 15. The brain represents only 2% of total body weight.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 16. The skull is formed from 8 bones that fuse together.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 17. The human brain has more neurons per unit volume than other mammals.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 18. When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 19. Living in a violent home has the same effect on a child’s brain as combat does on a solder’s brain.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 20. “Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia” is also known as “brain freeze”.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] [CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”8″]

Originally published in 2015.


How to Select the Best Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

6-step guide on selecting physical therapy continuing education courses for career development

How to Select the Best Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses Unfortunately, most health professionals put as much thought into their continuing education credits as they do flipping a coin. Here’s how the typical CEU scenario plays out: Joe, P.T. thinks about attending a weekend conference to obtain his CEU credits. Before he makes travel arrangements, he decides to search in Google for “physical therapy continuing education courses”. He clicks on the first result displayed, proceeds to the provider’s website, and then buys the first few courses listed on the web page with absolutely no research or thought put into his choices – just a quick click and go. While this method may satisfy Joe’s P.T. license renewal requirements, he has missed out on a great opportunity to further his career. This is a big mistake!

If you’re a physical therapist or other health professional, know that choosing the right CEU courses can make a substantial impact on your career development (that is, if you take advantage of the opportunity). If you have to get the CEU credits anyway, why not choose to get the most of out them? To help you sort through the process, we’ve created a simple step-by-step guide on how to choose the best continuing education courses.

1.) Determine your state’s CEU requirements. There’s no point in wasting your time or money on CEUs that you don’t need. First and foremost, find out how many credit hours are required to renew your license. Second, discover if there are any specific topics required (or not allowed) by your state for your licensure renewal. If so, be sure to select CEUs that cover these specific topic(s).

2.) Purchase CEUs that have been approved by the organization(s) required by your state. Here is a quick reference to help you:

3.) Talk with your employer about specific CEU requirements needed for your current job position as well as any CEUs that could improve your prospect of a future promotion. At the very least, you will impress your boss by taking the initiative to ask about opportunities for career advancement. You may discover that your employer provides continuing education opportunities for you, saving you both time and money.

Learn More → Continuing Education for Healthcare Teams

4.) Select continuing education courses that are applicable to your practice area. For example: If you work with geriatric clients, find geriatric-specific CE courses, not pediatric CE courses. If you work in sports therapy, find a course on injury prevention or another sports-related topic rather than taking a course on cardiovascular or pulmonary rehabilitation.

5.) Select CEUs that help you grow in your weakest areas of practice. Perhaps you feel you need a refresher course on aquatic therapy? Or, maybe you need to review a specific type of massage technique such as tapotement? Or, you might want to discover the latest standards for biofeedback. If you feel you need additional training in one particular practice area, take advantage of your CEU opportunities to improve these therapy skills.

6.) Find a CEU course that will save you time and money; choose an online or home continuing education course so you don’t have to travel to attend a conference or class.

Learn More → Find an Online Continuing Education Course

Remember, it is okay to take your time while searching for the best continuing education course. After all, smart shopping and doing a little extra work now can ensure you achieve your future career goals.

Originally published in 2014.


Cardiovascular Continuing Education for American Heart Month

Cardiovascular Continuing Education for American Heart MonthDid you know?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
  • About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
  • Every year about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack.

But it can be prevented.

Show your heart some love! You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.

CEU360.com Celebrates American Heart Month

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, CEU360.com is proudly participating in American Heart Month! During the month of February, we’re featuring our cardiovascular continuing education courses to promote increased competency for both prevention and treatment of heart disease among rehab professionals.

Cardiovascular Continuing Education Courses:

Rehabilitation for the Cardiac Impaired with an Adjunctive Look at the Vascular System
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, ATC/LAT
4 hours

Cardiopulmonary Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
PT/PTA
5 hours

Resistive Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
PT/PTA, OT/COTA
4 hours

Stroke Rehab for the 21st Century: Where Are We at and Where are We Going?
PT/PTA
12 hours

Clinical Pharmacology: Cardiovascular, Pain Management and Endocrine Pharmacology
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, ATC/LAT
5 hours

For more information about CEU360.com’s corporate continuing education initiatives, schedule a short demo here. 

References: 

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

[2] https://www.goredforwomen.org/

[3] http://www.heart.org/

Originally published in 2015.


Recent Health Articles: Zika Virus Spreading; How to Test Lead in Home Water; Concussions Affect Students Academically

Latest Health News Updates

Top Health Updates:

#1 Zika Virus “Spreading Explosively”, Global Health Experts Warn

The World Health Organization says it is convening an emergency committee to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems — was “spreading explosively.” Read More

#2 How to Test for Lead in Home Water Supply

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has Americans asking, “Does my home’s water contain lead?” It’s possible! The Environmental Protection Agency says between 10% and 20% of our exposure to lead comes from contaminated water. It’s even worse for the youngest and most vulnerable: Babies can get between 40% and 60% of their exposure to lead by drinking formula mixed with contaminated water. Here’s a great guide from CNN on how to assess lead exposure risks and test home plumbing.

#3 How Concussions Affect Students Academically

Increased awareness about the dangers of concussions has prompted every state to mandate that schools educate students, parents and staff on the risks of this brain injury and devise return-to-play protocols. But the development of standards governing a student’s return to learning has lagged far behind, experts say. Read More

#4 A “Game-changer” in Understanding Schizophrenia

Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor — a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it. The result — accomplished by analysis of genetics, autopsy brain tissue and laboratory mice — is “going to be a game-changer” in terms of understanding schizophrenia and offering routes for treatment and potential for prevention, said Bruce Cuthbert, acting deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, which helped fund the research.

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Put the Smartphone Down: Social Media Use and Sleep Disturbances Linked

It is a scene to which most of us can probably relate: the light on your smartphone is flashing, heralding a notification from Facebook or Twitter, or one of the myriad social networking sites you have willingly joined. But a new study may give you a reason to pause; it found that young adults who frequently check their social media accounts are more likely to have sleep disturbances than those who use social media sparingly.

To Prevent Back Pain, Orthotics Are Out, Exercise Is In

A new study published in JAMA reveals educational efforts, back belts and orthotics were almost completely ineffective for treating low back pain, leaving people who employed either of those methods very prone to experiencing more back pain within a year. But exercise programs, either with or without additional educational elements, proved to be potent preventatives, the researchers found.

Got a Cold Coming On? Which Remedies Do & Don’t Work

Sniffling, sneezing, congestion and coughing — it can be hard to fight off the germs. Before you try your favorite home remedy, here’s what works and what may be a waste of time and money.

Wearable Sweat Sensor Could Monitor Dehydration, Fatigue

Wearable health and fitness trackers have taken the world by storm in recent years. But wristbands that monitor your heart rate and how many calories you have burned could soon be old news; researchers have now developed a device that measures sweat chemicals, which could alert users to dehydration, fatigue and more.

Doctors Who Get Sued Are Likely to Get Sued Again

One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims, and the more often a doctor is sued, the more likely he or she will be sued again, according to the latest research.

Children at “Double the Risk of Aggression, Suicide” with Antidepressant Use

One of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants for children and adolescents can double the risk of aggression and suicide, according to research published in The BMJ.

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What do you think about the latest health news? Are there any recent discoveries that surprise you? Pique your interest? Are a cause for concern? Share your comments below.


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