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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...

2009-11-16 16:41:28

Loyola nurses train dogs to heal Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not. These findings were presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology and the First Human Animal Interaction Conference (HAI) in Kansas City, Mo. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can have a positive effect on a patient's psychosocial, emotional and physical well...

2009-08-17 09:36:00

DENVER, Aug. 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association today officially launched an innovative new program that encourages and guides child welfare professionals on how to incorporate therapy animals into sessions with children who have been abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence. When children have suffered trauma, it is often difficult for them to speak of their experiences. Incorporating a therapy animal into the process can help a child open up and...

2009-05-26 14:53:00

Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies to help children with special needs BRADENTON, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies (ACT) today announced plans to open a new 9-acre facility that will use animatronic animal therapy to assist in the development of children with special needs. Headed by renowned dolphin-assisted therapy researcher Dr. David Nathanson, the program is thought to be the first of its kind in the world. The center is set to open in...

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By Brian C Rittmeyer Mena Small pulled at her mother's clothes, dragging her through Animal Friends' Ohio Township facility. With all the dogs, kittens and bunnies, Mena, 4, couldn't get enough. The rambunctious little girl who likes to sing and dance is fighting cancer. This was her third time at the shelter, for a monthly pet therapy program conducted by Animal Friends and the Cancer Caring Center. When she sees the animals, "her eyes light up," said her mother, Moneera Ogbomon, 43,...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

The Arts and Business Council of R.I. in Providence is kicking off the summer with the first annual IndieArts Fest on July 19. The festival will celebrate independently produced art, music, performance and locally sourced goods and products. It will also feature a marketplace and diverse entertainment. Community members are needed to assist with customer service, ticket and merchandise sales, food and beverage. Shifts are flexible. Contact Tree Callanan at (401) 621-6127 or e-mail...


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