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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Responsible Parenting for Fathers with a History of Incarceration The massive growth in incarceration rates in the United States has had significant consequences for families.  This CEU course describes the importance of responsible parenting, a strong relationship between fathers and their partners / coparents, and economic stability for fathers who…

Switching From Opioids to Other Pain Treatments Can be Challenging, Experts Say

As the Obama Administration and public health officials push for a reduction in prescription opioids, they are facing some resistance from both patients and doctors, experts tell The New York Times. Insurance coverage for alternative treatments is inconsistent, the article notes. The plans may not cover all treatments, or they…

Meditation for Anxiety, Depression?

Some 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new Johns Hopkins analysis of previously published research suggests. “A lot of people use meditation, but it’s not a practice considered part of mainstream medical therapy for anything,” says Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor…

Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?

To ease the heartache of her first child’s stillbirth, Kelli Montgomery chose rigorous exercise, yoga and meditation over the antidepressants and sleeping pills that her physicians immediately suggested. “‘You need to be on this medication or that medication.’ It was shocking to me that that was the first line of…