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2012-08-03 23:02:00

Merope Pavlides, author of "Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism" responds to a recently published study on pets and autism by urging families to think carefully before getting a pet. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 A study released today indicates that the addition of a pet to the household may help autistic children develop skills. This empirical research backs up what many working in the field of human-animal interactions have known for a long time. For some...

2012-04-12 23:00:10

Literature review and site interviews mark the launch of a study that will examine the outcomes of animal-assisted therapy on children undergoing cancer treatment and their families MADISON, NJ (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Pfizer Animal Health, an international leader in the advancement of animal health, and the American Humane Association, the nation´s leading advocate on behalf of children and animals, announced the completion of the first round of an innovative research study on the...

2012-04-11 06:24:28

SEATTLE, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM), the nation's largest senior living referral information service, today has launched a campaign to recognize pet-friendly senior living communities nationwide. In honor of National Pet Day, A Place for Mom is highlighting senior housing options for pet owners, while raising awareness about the benefits seniors experience from owning and caring for their animal companions. APFM is initiating the...

2012-03-26 23:02:36

First member of pet therapy program excels to earn therapy dog international certification. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 With the success of Lacey at the core of its new Pet Therapy Program, Cypress HomeCare Solutions announces Lacey´s Therapy Dog International Certification. Lacey provides pet therapy, free of charge, to clients of the number one home healthcare agency. Ranking Arizona named Cypress HomeCare Solutions the number one home healthcare agency in 2010 and 2012....

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Professional Development Resources, a nationally accredited provider of continuing education (CE) to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has released a new online CE course on animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Professional Development Resources has announced a new addition to its online continuing education (CE) curriculum for mental health professionals: Animal...

2011-09-09 16:45:00

Opening nationwide on Sept. 23, inspiring film based on real-life story of a dolphin with a prosthetic tail earns American Humane Association's "No Animals Were Harmed"® certification WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dolphin Tale," a fact-based feature film about a dolphin who loses her tail, but receives a prosthetic one that enables her to swim and survive, is making a splash for kids and families who deserve a treat. Through a partnership that...

2011-09-07 09:10:00

MOVE STREAMLINES INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS UNDER ONE UMBRELLA SETTING NATIONAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION AND FACILITATING ACCESS TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT SANTAQUIN, Utah, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to streamline hundreds of equine assisted programs across the country and help veterans, active military, their families and families of the fallen gain access to much needed therapy, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association has formed EAGALA Military Services, it...

2011-05-02 13:17:34

Patients who undergo MRI often suffer from elevated anxiety. Patient discomfort may cause poor image quality due to motion artifacts or early termination. Anxiolytic medications are currently used to reduce this anticipated anxiety , but animal-assisted therapy may be a non-invasive alternative treatment with fewer adverse effects, according to an exhibit being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The project was conceived by a fifteen-year-old high student...

2011-05-02 06:33:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many people who have to undergo an MRI suffer from high anxiety, which can cause unwanted motion and lead to poor image quality. Now, researchers say animal-assisted therapy may be a good, non-invasive way to lower anxiety levels in these patients. Investigators from Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, selected 28 patients who were scheduled to undergo an outpatient MRI to interact with a certified therapy dog. The patients interacted with the dog at various...

2010-11-30 12:01:00

Volunteer Appreciation Gala to Take Place on December 3 in Denver DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, will honor its 200-plus animal-assisted therapy teams at a special volunteer appreciation gala in downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Along with their volunteer handlers, more than 60 therapy dogs, two therapy cats and one therapy guinea pig will be recognized for their work in...