Lately, there’s been a lot of attention around the bullying problem in our schools. Here are a few facts. Over 3 million students are victims of bullying each year causing students to skip school and even drop out. One in four teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and rarely intervene. And one of the worst, harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shootings. Raise awareness about this issue at your school.
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Last week was the first image for Jane Brody’s column about addiction recovery. This one is part two. Before selecting a treatment regime have an independent assessment done that matches your needs with the right program. One size does not fit all. Jane Brody’s column.
There is a great need for collaboration between school librarians and public librarians. Thank you Mark Tuchman for this cover opportunity. Article.
Anne Fletcher’s new book, Inside Rehab, offers suggestions to help patients find addiction treatments with the highest probability of success. Before committing to a treatment program, do your homework. The program should be science based. If the program is not the right fit for you, don’t choose it. Jane Brody’s column.
The Challenge: Can you solve the case of an animal trainer who develops an excruciating headache after a run-in with a zebra? New York Times Article.
This brochure cover and inside illustration for the Department of Education was a very fun project. As one of the nation’s top-ranked educational schools, Lehigh, offers 32 master’s and doctoral degrees and certifications in Comparative and International Education, Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, School Psychology, Special Education and Teacher Education. Thanks much.
Study after study has shown that overweight and moderately obese patients with a range of chronic diseases, often live longer and fare better than normal-weight patients with the same ailments. Why? One theory is that once a chronic disease develops, the body needs higher energy and caloric reserves than usual. If patients don’t have those reserves, they may become malnourished even though their weight looks normal. It makes sense that patients with greater nutritional reserves would fare better. New York Times Article.
Tom Keane, wrote a nice piece for the Boston Globe Sunday Op-Ed about a changing practice in hospitals. Measures are being taken to insure that 9 pm – 6 am are quiet! No more bright lights, squeaking cart wheels, beep-free keypads, vibrating pagers and staff intrusions. And each patient gets earplugs. The author’s father’s restful night is a direct outgrowth of the program, “Quiet at Night” at Beth Israel. During the night, no one woke him up.