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2014-02-04 23:26:52

HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) announces updates to the online CE course, “Fundamentals of Healthy Aging: A Biopsychosocial Perspective.” These online CE course updates underscore HFO’s commitment to offering state-of-the-science theory- and evidence-based continuing education to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other allied health professionals, with over 90 online CE courses that are fast, convenient and...

2013-11-07 08:31:02

Focus Shifts From "Reminder" Prompts to Long-Term Behavior Change SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation focuses on Diabetes Awareness this month, both healthcare payers and providers continue to explore how new approaches to the prevention and treatment of the disease can be integrated within a rapidly changing health system. Treatment adherence stands out as an increasingly important pillar within diabetes care. "Simply put, health outcomes improve across the...

2013-11-04 08:26:59

BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Psychology Associates (CPA), a leader in behavioral healthcare, has been named a Top 100 Women Led Business in Massachusetts in 2012. The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), in conjunction with The Boston Globe, honored this year's recipients at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on November 1, 2013. Every year, TCI identifies the Top 100 women led companies in Massachusetts. Rankings are based on annual revenue of companies and the...

2013-08-15 08:28:10

Industry Leaders Probe Trends and Success Factors at 5th Annual mHealth World Congress SUMMIT, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile communications and multimedia technology are playing significant roles in connecting with patients to improve adherence to prescribed medications. Trends in mHealth (using mobile devices to improve health outcomes) and treatment adherence were discussed during a keynote panel at the 5(th) Annual mHealth World Congress, July 24-26, in Boston, MA. "Technology...

2013-06-11 23:30:10

HealthForumOnline (HFO), a provider of nationally-approved online continuing education (CE) for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other allied health professionals, has recently updated 2 online continuing education (CE) courses from its Cultural Diversity category: Attributions of Illness Causation: Cultural Perspectives and Health Care Implications and Cultural Competency in Pediatric Psychology: Issues and Clinical Applications. HFO´s over 80 online CE courses focus on...

2013-05-28 23:25:27

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new title, Healing through Forgiveness, to their extensive library of nationally-approved online continuing education (CE) courses for mental health professionals. This online CE course explores forgiveness and its relationship to physical and emotional health building a foundation of knowledge about this essential component to every day living and interpersonal relations, both personally and professionally. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013...

2012-08-21 00:41:45

Despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world´s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person´s faith, according to University of Missouri researchers. The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation between health — particularly mental health — and spirituality by tailoring treatments and rehabilitation programs to accommodate an individual´s spiritual inclinations....

2012-07-11 06:04:29

Even as we spend more on healthcare every year, the number of people with chronic health problems continues to rise in developed countries like the United States. Most of these chronic health problems — such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease — can be addressed through lifestyle changes. But knowing that we should make a lifestyle change to improve our health and actually making that lifestyle change are two very different things. In a new article published...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

The bad news for employers, according to Web MD, is that stress costs approximately $5,000 per employee per year in health care and employee engagement costs — that´s over $3 Billion dollars in the US each year. The good news is that stress is the number one modifiable health risk. Join The Oxygen Plan for this upcoming webinar where we will address this important and costly issue. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 With stress costing U.S. employers roughly $300 billion...

2012-02-28 09:59:19

Speedy return to work did not weaken mental recovery, according to new study Employees on sick leave with common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety fully returned to work sooner when therapy deals with work-related problems and how to get back on the job, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Employees who received this therapy and returned to work sooner did not suffer adverse effects and showed significant improvement in...