Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Eating Hints: Before, During, After Cancer

People with cancer often need to follow diets that are different from what you think of as healthy.  This CE course describes common types of eating problems, along with ways to manage them.

Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self Sufficiency in Human Services

Research suggests that small, targeted interventions can improve engagement in safety net programs in the United States.  This CE course summarizes and synthesizes project lessons and findings by reviewing behavioral economics, the history of its research and policy impact, and the reasons for applying it to human services and other anti-poverty programs.

Unlimited CEs

Unlimited CEs for 1 year for individual accounts (not available for company accounts) now only $74.95!  Choose from hundreds of online CEs within the one-year period (ebooks required for some courses must be purchased separately). Your 1-year clock begins the date and time of your purchase. We DO NOT ‘auto’ renew your CE plan. 

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

New research has explored the link between sleep apnea and depression and suggests that the former may be one reason that depression treatments fail.

Around 20–30% of people with depression and other mood disorders do not get the help they need from existing therapies.

Depression is the “leading cause of disability worldwide.”

For this reason, coming up with effective therapies is paramount.

Full story at Medical News Today

More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care

New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED usage.

“These increases are consistent with data showing increasing average weekly alcohol consumption in Ontario and higher rates of binge drinking across Canada during the study period, particularly in women,” says lead author Dr. Daniel Myran, a family physician and public health resident at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

The study included 765 346 ED visits by 480 611 people (32% from women) in Ontario, Canada’s largest province, because of alcohol between 2003 and 2016. Some findings:

  • Women who visited the ED due to alcohol were more likely to be under the legal drinking age of 19 years (17%) than men (9%).

Full story at Science Daily

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students.

Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood.

An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them.

Full story at Medical News Today

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

Scientists have been debating the efficacy of antidepressants for decades. The latest paper to throw its hat into the ring concludes that there is little evidence to show that they perform better than placebos.

In 2017, around 17.3 million adults in the United States experienced an episode of major depression.

Alongside talking therapies such as psychotherapy, many people with depression take antidepressants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 2011–2014 survey found that 12.7% of U.S. individuals aged 12 or above had taken antidepressant medication in the previous month.

Full story at Medical News Today