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VA Web Site Helps College Counselors Aid Veterans

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new Web site to strengthen the connection between college and university mental health professionals and the Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts now studying on their campuses. "M...

9/11 Counselors at Risk for Secondary Trauma

Social workers hearing repeated stories can suffer post-traumatic stress of their own FRIDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Social workers run the risk of suffering severe psychological stress from hearing too many stories of trauma, according to a new study that looked at people who couns...

Genetic counselors turn to unconventional counseling to meet demand for genetic testing

Imagine receiving genetic test results for a disease you could develop later in life without having anyone with whom to discuss your options for managing the risk. Thats becoming a common occurrence as people turn to the Internet and other outlets for genetic testing without genetic counseling. ...

Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work

A research report presented in the latest BMJ said that results of a randomized controlled trial of home based motivational interviewing by midwives to help pregnant smokers quit or cut down had yielded not significant improvement in the smoking habits of the mothers//. A third of pregnant wom...

March of Dimes Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genetics 'Short Course'

...new research findings were being discussed. For two weeks each year for the past 50 years, physicians, scientists, young investigators, genetic counselors and journalists have mingled in the casual Bar Harbor, Maine, setting with leading geneticists to discuss the latest research theories and discoveries...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

...BRN). Humanitas offers a variety of educational programs, technical assistance and products to support health professionals, instructors and counselors and now many of these will satisfy continuing education credit for nurses. The BRN offers courses in various formats to assist registered nurses in ma...

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Leads to Cancellation of HIV/AIDS Summer Camp. One Heartland Announces Campaign to Fund Alternative Camp Session for 82 Children.

...er, Minnesota that their camp session was cancelled. The session, part of the organization's Camp Heartland program, was cancelled after two volunteer counselors were diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the Swine Flu. One Heartland has launched the "Alternative Session Fund" which asks peop...

More Drug Rehab for Less Violence in Mexico

...d to bring additional tools to fight the source of the problem - drug addiction itself. On July 14th and 15th, their staff gave a hands-on workshop to counselors from 8 Mazatlan drug rehabilitation centers in the State of Sinaloa. The workshop's purpose was to impart and practice the methodology of Narconon...

EngagementHealth(R) Launches Comprehensive Wellness Program with Store Kraft - 80% of Employees and Spouses Participate in Programs

...k. Offering programs to all employees and spouses, EngagementHealth(R) specializes in a high-tech solution coupled with a high-touch network of health counselors that work with all participating employees and spouses to address specific health risks. EngagementHealth(R) and Participatory Underwriting(R) are reg...

Karen J. Osterle Recognized as a Top Psychotherapist in Washingtonian Magazine

...Where to Find Good Help," is the result of a survey of approximately 1,500 psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, therapists, and counselors in the DC metropolitan area. The survey asked them to name the one or two specialists in a variety of areas, such as such as anxiety, depression, and ...
Counselors in Medical Technology

Navigenics'(TM) Genome Analysis Used In Research Trial on the Impact of Providing Genetic Risk Assessments

...nt high-quality and reliable results. The Navigenics Health Compass is the only personal genetic risk assessment to provide on-staff Certified Genetic counselors to help people understand their individual results. "The science that links genes with many common inherited diseases is well- established and growi...

Public Forum to Discuss Addiction as a Treatable Disease and Highlight National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

...ns and resources for help. The forum will feature presentations by Donald Allen, Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, local physicians, drug counselors and the Livonia Save Our Youth Task Force. As part of an education component, the public forum will present a 19-minute screening of this year's HBO A...
Counselors in Medical Dictionary

Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome

...Press ... Velo - Cardio - Facial Syndrome - A ... Velo - Cardio - Facial Syndrome information, links to support groups, clinics, genetic counselors and geneticists ... Velo - Cardio - Facial Syndrome (VCFS) ... MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF THE VELO - CARDIO - FACIAL SYNDROME ... velo - cardio...

Short stature

...... Dwarfism and short stature information, links to national and international support groups, lay advocacy organizations, clinics, genetic counselors and geneticists Short stature is well described as the only symptom of CD in some older children ... Prevalence of celiac disease in Irani...

Leukodystrophy

...heck the synonyms listing to find the ... Leukodystrophy information, links to national and international support groups, clinics with genetic counselors and geneticists Leukodystrophy information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prev...

Genetic

...es for ... ... or, far more likely, rule out certain birth defects and genetic disorders. ... Parents can discuss their options with genetic counselors as well as with their ... Guide for people searching for information about genetic diseases, chromosome defects, gene testing, and genetic ...

Addiction

...ach suit, where each row starts with the deuce on the left and Provides Internet addiction training workshops and corporate seminar series for counselors and employers. Addiction Treatment Center Call for free assessment 1-866-826-9158 Largest, most successful, private drug treatment center in...
Counselors in Biological News

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

...atient." Likewise, Evans suggested that additional studies are needed to help evaluate the communication efforts and methods between doctors and/or counselors and women at risk for breast cancer. Questions to be raised should include how is the communication method occurring, are the doctors sympathetic and ...

Consumers desire more genetic testing, but not designer babies

...etic counselors. Consumers may have also followed their own personal values or belief systems when assessing choice for genetic tests and that genetic counselors may want to develop a policy statement about new genetic tests that are becoming available and the ethical concerns regarding prenatal testing for lif...

Study looks at psychological impact of gene test for breast cancer

...ment in the large number of women with inconclusive results. Dr. van Dijk and colleagues believe their results highlight the role played by genetic counselors in ensuring that women accurately understand their BRCA testincluding the uncertainty associated with inconclusive results. They write, "Not only mus...

Body image program reduces onset of obesity and eating disorders

...comes such as body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms. Stice has partnered with area high schools on this study and has trained high school counselors to facilitate the weekly sessions. It is our hope that other institutions and communities will adopt this program for delivery in their schools, no...

American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement

...ust be accredited by CLIA, the State and/or other applicable accrediting agencies. Privacy concerns must be addressed. Geneticists and genetic counselors are the professional guides to the human genome and can help patients make informed decisions about choices related to genetic testing and provide inv...

'At home' genomic tests for disease risk premature

...r diseases including cancer, diabetes, and blindness. In his JAMA commentary, Dr Offit offers several caveats and recommendations to help doctors and counselors as they consider offering these research-based tests in clinical practice. Dr Offit voices concerns about the scientific accuracy of some of these tes...

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

...orally." The study findings were announced at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) after the NTP Board of Scientific counselors Technical Reports Review Subcommittee completed its independent peer review of the sodium dichromate dihydrate research report. Sodium dichromate dihy...
Counselors in Biological Technology

ACTE Releases Paper Highlighting Policy Trend to Support Recognition of Academic Credit for CTE Classes

...velopment and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 29,000 members including teachers, counselors and administrators at the middle school, high school and postsecondary levels. ...

Introducing deCODEme Cardio(TM) and deCODEme Cancer(TM)

...th their doctor to optimize the prevention or early detection of these diseases. deCODEme offers genetic counseling to all its subscribers, and deCODE counselors can be consulted via email or by telephone. About deCODE deCODE is a bio-pharmaceutical company developing drugs and DNA-based tests to...

Singapore Medicine - Breakthrough Development of Cell Therapy Treatment for Cancer

...nal Cancer Centre (NCC) offers comprehensive cancer treatment with a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team comprising medical specialists, nurses, counselors and other paramedical professionals to meet the special needs of cancer patients. The Centre uses the latest technologies in cancer treatment to help ...

WeissComm Launches Invigorate Communications to Help Companies Build Successful Health-Based Brands

...ly on healthcare, which recently was named "Healthcare Agency of Year" by the Holmes Report. "Clients have always come to WeissComm for senior level counselors who understand their business better than anyone," said Jim Weiss, CEO and chairman of WeissComm Group. "Now Invigorate also provides a team of profes...

alli(TM) Partners with Breast Cancer Network of Strength(TM) to Support Women Challenged by Breast Cancer, Weight Loss or Both

...ble at major retailers nationwide while supplies last. More information can be found at http://www.alli.com . Breast cancer patients can talk to peer counselors at the YourShoes 24/7 support center by calling 1-800-221-2141. Interpreters are available in more than 150 languages. About Breast Cancer Network o...

Shengtai Pharmaceutical Retains Grayling Global As Investor Relations Counsel

...tions with fund managers, financial media placements and investor conference presentations. "We are pleased to have a global IR network and its senior counselors with long standing healthcare and industrial track records to help us raise our financial profile and ensure the full understanding of our business mo...

BIOCOM Institute Secures Non-Profit Designation and Funding

... for breakthrough biotechnology discoveries and educational experiences. -- Career Counselor Outreach, which teaches high school, college and career counselors about the broad scientific and non-scientific occupations that are available throughout the life science industry. -- The Life Science Immersion Pro...

Eric K. Rowinsky Joins ADVENTRX Board of Directors

...l Emil J. Freireich Award for outstanding achievement of a young researcher in clinical cancer therapeutics. He also served on the Board of Scientific counselors of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Rowinsky received his B.A. degree from New York University and his M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School ...

Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc Appoints Dr. Johnson Lau and Dr. David Sidransky to Board of Directors

...ientific advisory boards of both private and public companies, including Medimmune, Telik, Roche and Amgen. He was formerly on the board of scientific counselors at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and is a member of the Recombinant DNA advisory committee at the National Institutes of ...

Statement on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

...netics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practic...
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