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Could Studying Behavioral Analysis Help You Improve Your Own Health?

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 1, 2017 1:51:48 AM

Studying for a behavioral analysis degree program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools that you need to understand and influence human behavior. Students of this subject can go on to work in a wide variety of different fields and industries, including psychology and counseling, human resources, and much more. But, it’s not just others that you can be of assistance to when you study for an online behavioral analysis degree.

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Can Blueberries Help Treat Parkinson's Disease?

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 3, 2014 4:00:59 AM

Blueberries are famed for their health giving goodness. They are small unassuming little berries but wow do they pack a punch.

These little berries are full of antioxidants that we need to purge our bodies of the toxins that build up over time. They contain good levels of of micronutrients such as manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K. Blueberries also contain phytochemicals which are suggested to have a beneficial effect on certain diseases of the human body.

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Mapping Out Meditation in the Brain

Posted by healtheo360 on May 20, 2014 3:14:01 PM

In Norway, a team of neuroscientists at the University of Oslo studied the brain’s activity during two techniques of meditation - concentrative and nondirective. Participants practiced both methods of meditation as an MRI recorded their brain activities and wound up with “remarkable” results.

Researchers found that as participants practiced nondirective meditation, a technique that focuses on breathing or calming sounds, there was higher activity in parts of the brain that were associated with “processing self-related thoughts and feelings” compared to when they were resting. On the other hand, during concentrative meditation, there was approximately the same amount of activity as when they were resting. This may be due to the fact that the latter method focuses on breathing and certain thoughts, which quiets other thinking.

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Topless Bar Tops Bucket List for Jake Stoneking with Brain Cancer

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 13, 2014 11:11:43 AM

KATU/ABC News(WEST LINN, Ore.) -- Jake Stoneking's bucket list seems quite reasonable. A hunting trip, a tattoo and a trip to the local topless bar: all doable in the 19-year-old's hometown of West Linn, Ore.

"He put stuff on there that he knows can happen," said Jake's dad, Todd Stoneking. "We know the time's coming. We know it's coming. But he's doing pretty good and we can still do a lot of things."

Jake Stoneking has medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 14 after a string of unbearable headaches.

"He had a tumor removed about the size of a golf ball," Todd Stoneking said, recalling the 12-hour surgery in 2009 followed by months of radiation and chemo. "It pretty much took him down to nothing."

Once a 140-pound wrestler with "six-pack abs," Jake Stoneking withered to 104 pounds throughout the grueling treatment as he re-learned how to walk and eat, according to his dad.

"We thought it was gone," Todd Stoneking said of the tumor in Jake Stoneking' cerebellum – the brain center for balance and coordination. "They did scans every three months for a year to make sure it was gone. After that they did them every six months, and then once a year. We found out in February it was back."

Back with a vengeance, the tumor stretches from Jake Stoneking's brain to the bottom of his spinal cord, where his nerves are "matted" with cancer, according to his dad.

"The doctor told us he'd have three months," Todd Stoneking said, adding that Jake Stoneking is taking two experimental chemo drugs that could buy him an extra year. By Tuesday, the drugs were starting to take their toll.

"They said he would drop down really low Tuesday and then start feeling better Thursday," Todd Stoneking said. "They're going to do two rounds, and if it starts shrinking with these two treatments, they'll go ahead and keep treating him for up to 12 months."

Jake Stoneking started his bucket list when one night he couldn't sleep, according to his dad.

"He was up late, thinking, 'I want to do this, I want to do that,'" said Todd Stoneking. "We're knocking 'em off as fast as we can and we're adding them in between."

So far Jake Stoneking has checked five items off the 17-item list, including a helicopter ride and a visit to Jiggles – the local topless bar. Still left on the list: hunting a black bear, laughing until he cries and getting "Stoneking" tattooed on his back.

"It's bittersweet," said Todd Stoneking, explaining how friends are rallying to help Jake check off the rest of Jake's bucket list. "Some 19-year-olds die in car crashes and their parents wish they could have one more day. We're getting lots of one more days."

Todd Stoneking said that Jake Stoneking is not only his son, he's his best friend.

"It'd be easier if he wasn't," he said through tears. "He's an awesome kid. And I'm not just saying because he's mine. There's something about him, his infectious smile.

"I know what they mean now about heartache," he added with a shaky voice. "It just aches."
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Alzheimer's Disease - Establishing A Care Plan: Who Will Be Involved

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 20, 2013 2:31:12 PM

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10 Everyday Superfoods For Better Health [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 11, 2013 9:51:47 AM

Eating well is important for both your health and your waistline, but it can often be difficult to make the time to prepare healthy meals – or to even know exactly what to eat!  To help with this, we’ve come up with a list of the top 10 everyday superfoods that will help nourish your whole body.  Simply eating the foods from this list help with creating a happier and healthier you!

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