diabetes

Can service dogs help with anxiety?

People with anxiety-related issues can gain tremendous benefit from having a specially trained service dog. Service dogs are companion animals that help people who have physical or mental health conditions. A service dog for anxiety can provide a sense of calm, anticipate anxiety attacks, and even fetch medication for their owner. In this…

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEU Courses

New! Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment for Clinicians This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational which: provides information about suicidality; focuses on the information that treatment professionals need to know and provides that information in an accessible manner; synthesizes…

Antipsychotics linked to diabetes in kids

Antipsychotics have already been linked to type II diabetes in adults. Now a new study shows a connection between these medications and the chronic medical condition in kids as well. Researchers report in the journal JAMA Psychiatry that children taking antipsychotics have three times the risk of developing type II…

Heart Health Matters to Your Brain

People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Lead author Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Ph.D., an instructor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist, said the results from…