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Addiction: Alternatives to Abstinence

Identifies the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: (a) the moral model, (b) the medical model, (c) the harm-reduction model. Describes the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction addiction treatment programs and who each approach is best suited for. Lists protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used in moderating alcohol use among college students. Identifies the risk factors for “overdose” and list the strategies for prevention. Describes approaches to treating opioid dependence and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
$30.00

Alzheimer's

Describes Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Explains the benefits of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Enumerates the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment.
$30.00

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Outlines the diagnostic issues of various anxiety disorders including GAD, panic disorder, OCD, and social phobia. Identifies differentials of anxiety disorders and the nomenclature of phobias and related conditions. Describes commonly used pharmacological agents and their interactions, side effects, and expected effects. Addresses the issue of co-administration of these drugs with dental drugs. Identifies approaches to co-management of anxiety and depression, anxiety and alcohol-related disorders, and acute toxicity of benzodiazepines.
$30.00

Antioxidants: A Balancing Act with Free Radicals

Identifies what free radicals and antioxidants are, their functions, and how they interact. Reviews the current views on biochemistry and clinical features of vitamin E and vitamin C, as well as other commonly consumed antioxidants. Discusses the most practical strategies for managing deficiencies and toxicities of antioxidant vitamins. Discusses the current scientific debate over the role of antioxidants in a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration.
$30.00

Appetite Control & Suppression

Describes how appetite is normally regulated. Cites how appetite can become dysregulated and contribute to weight gain and obesity. Describes a range of factors that can influence appetite control. Identifies lifestyle interventions that can be used to regain appetite control. Identifies the role of appetitesuppressing medications.
$30.00

Autism - 3 Hours

Describes the differences between the previous Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), and the current one (DSM-5) in terms of how autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders are viewed and diagnosed. Identifies the physiological, familial, and psychological issues in the clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Identifies the issues of toxicity from heavy metal (mercury, lead) and other pathogenic factors in the development of autism spectrum disorder. Identifies medications used in management of various clinical resentations and comorbidities of autism spectrum disorder. Discusses appropriate nonpharmacological (general health, psychological, and behavioral) approaches to the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
$30.00

Autoimmune Disease & Multiple Sclerosis - 3 hours

Identifies the causes and types of autoimmune disease. Identifies common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Describes the issues in diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Identifies possible courses of multiple sclerosis disease progression. Identifies available therapeutic options, including disease-modifying drugs, therapeutic agents for alleviating symptoms, and behavior modifications that may benefit a multiple sclerosis patient.
$30.00

Brain & Stress: PTSD & Adjustment Disorder

Explains the principles of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder, the controversy that surrounds its classification, and its proper place in the hierarchy of psychiatric disorders. Identifies helpful strategies for patients with Adjustment Disorder. Outlines the issues of diagnosis and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Describes Shared Psychotic Disorder and its diagnosis and treatment. Describes ways to cope with stress and recommends appropriate coping strategies to patients.
$30.00

Brain Food

Discusses how foods and vitamins may improve memory and brain function. Describes how the DASH and Mediterranean diets may play a key role in brain health. Explains how food choices and supplements may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging. Describes an optimal diet for brain health.
$30.00

Cancer Prevention

Describes the role tobacco plays in various kinds of cancers. Identifies the impact of estrogens, and viral and bacterial pathogens, on the development of cancer. Describes the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the development of cancer. Discusses the benefits and drawbacks associated with some of the tools used to screen for cancer. Identifies the role of chemopreventive agents, and how they may be able to curtail the onset of cancer, or its recurrence.
$30.00

Caring for Patients with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Lists methods to assist patients with memory and communication problems. Lists strategies to assist patients with mood and behavioral problems. Identifies strategies to assist patients with physical and personal hygiene problems. Identifies approaches to mealtime and nutritional health. Identifies strategies for handling exercise, socializing, and other activities. Discusses when and how to consider alternative living arrangements including respite care. Describes the legal and financial concerns that need to be addressed.
$30.00

Chronic Pain Disorders & Treatments

Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
$30.00

Eating Disorders

Identifies the proper classification, co-morbidities, and diagnostic approaches to eating disorders. Outlines the etiology and prognosis in eating disorders. Discusses the issues of oromaxillary pathology observed in eating disorders. Describes the various aspects of effective management of eating disorders. Explains the unhealthy weight obsession, self-image issues, and erroneous beliefs about food, diet, weight, and health.
$30.00

Eating Right at Midlife & Beyond

Recognizes the physiological changes that typically occur with age. Describes the programmed and error theories of aging. Recognizes the contribution of genetics to individual lifespan. Explains oxidative stress and the role of antioxidants in combating it. Lists the sources of antioxidants and the foods that provide the best antioxidant benefits. Outlines a healthy eating plan for older adults.
$30.00

Emotional & Social Intelligence

Explains the concept of emotional intelligence. Describes the relationship between emotions and the brain. Outlines how to use emotional intelligence to reduce negative moods. Explains the concept of social intelligence and its components. Identifies the neural circuitry underlying interpersonal behavior. Describes educational programs designed to heighten emotional and social intelligence.
$30.00

Emotions, Moods, & Pain

Lists and describe the six basic emotions that have unique facial expressions. Explains the difference between emotions and moods. Discusses the relationship between emotions, moods, and pain. Identifies brain structures and neurochemicals that play a role in both moods and pain. Discusses the relationship of pain to both acute stress and chronic stress. Lists the similarities between stress management and pain management. Identifies the similar brain areas involved in both physical and emotional pain. Explains the interactions between anxiety disorders, depression, and pain. Discusses cognitive behavioral therapy and its role in pain management.
$30.00

Fibromyalgia

Identifies the issues in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia as well as controversies regarding the clinical presentations of this condition. Reviews the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including differentiation from myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. Identifies treatment regimens and management options for fibromyalgia, including “integrative” treatments (exercise and herbal and over-the-counter remedies). Explains to patients the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and in the clinical management of this condition.
$30.00

Globesity

It is estimated that 1.4 billion adults—one in three across the globe—are overweight. Registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman explores surprising new suspects contributing to our planet’s expanding girth, including air conditioning, drugs, pollution, and others which get little notice as lack of will power shoulders the blame. This important work examines how we live in a new century and why obesity has become a major killer from the American Midwest to the cities of Europe and across the deserts of Africa.
$40.00

Hair & Nails

Describes the patterns and causes of alopecia and hirsutism. Discusses the evaluation and possible treatments for hair loss and hirsutism. Describes changes in nail color, shape, and texture that indicate underlying illness. Lists medications which can cause hair or nail abnormalities. Discusses practical strategies for maintaining healthy hair and nails.
$30.00

Humor & Healing

Describes the different definitions of humor. Identifies the various theories of humor. Discusses the physiology and therapeutic effects of laughter. Discusses the use of humor in health care settings and the role of humor for health care professionals. Defines the relationship between children and humor and the elderly and humor. Identifies some strategies for adding humor to health care practices.
$30.00

Inflammation

Inflammation, in its broadest sense, is the body’s response to tissue injury. Acute inflammation is typically of short duration, is nonspecific, and may be triggered by any injury. On the other hand, when the inflammation has a slow onset and persists for weeks or months it is referred to as chronic. A major difference between acute and chronic inflammation is that the former is restricted to a specific tissue or organ, whereas the latter affects the lining of the blood vessels throughout the body. In this sense, chronic inflammation is systemic. Chronic, systemic inflammation has been implicated as a major causative factor for several major diseases, including cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Detection of chronic inflammation is essential in order to prevent and control these disease processes. This course is designed to help clinicians understand the underlying physiological mechanisms that lead to chronic, systemic inflammation so that they may be more capable of assisting patients in avoiding unnecessary suffering, disability, and expense.
$30.00

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Identifies the differences between functional gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases. Explains the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and identifies appropriate treatment strategies. Discusses the pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative collitis and identify appropriate treatment strategies. Identifies psychosocial issues in chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Discusses new research on the causes of gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease.
$30.00

Keeping Balance & Preventing Falls

Lists causes and health hazards of falls. Outlines methods of preventing falls among the elderly. Lists the techniques for improving balance among the elderly. Describes procedures to prevent falls and reduce the risks of injury.
$30.00

Knee Pain

Describes the anatomical structure of the knee. Identifies the different types of knee injuries and their manifestations. Describes the difference between major and minor injuries and the causes of knee pain. Explains strategies for preventing knee pain. Discusses the medical and surgical options now available to treat knee pain/injury.
$30.00

Living to be 100 - 2nd edition

Do you want to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life you can with the best mental and physical functioning? This home-study course is literally about the secret to life: the lifestyle choices you can make that will increase the odds of having the longest and healthiest life you can. You will find out that there are 16 lifestyle characteristics that these oldest people tend to have in common, no matter where they live in the world.
$35.00

Living to be 100 - 2nd edition PDF

Do you want to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life you can with the best mental and physical functioning? This home-study course is literally about the secret to life: the lifestyle choices you can make that will increase the odds of having the longest and healthiest life you can. You will find out that there are 16 lifestyle characteristics that these oldest people tend to have in common, no matter where they live in the world.
$20.00

Loss of Control: Fighting Back with Full Strength

Describes the issues related to stress-induced feelings of loss of control, the physiological and psychological mechanisms behind these issues, and means of coping with them. Identifies grief-, aggression- and suicide-related trends in both society and the individual and identifies the neurobiologic mechanisms involved. Develops approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have loss of control issues that lead to substance abuse. Identifies patients at risk for disorders that may be triggered by the feeling of loss of control.
$30.00

Low Back Pain

Defines low back pain. Describes the prevalence of this condition within the U.S. Identifies the different causes of low back pain. Describes some of the treatment approaches employed. Discuss ways to prevent low back pain.
$30.00

Meditation

Defines what meditation is. Identifies the benefits of meditation and the research supporting these benefits. Reviews the history of meditation and how it came to be popular in North America. Identifies the most popular meditation techniques. Discusses how to troubleshoot challenges that may arise while meditating.
$30.00

Memory Loss & Forgetfulness

Identifies the memory changes that take place in normal aging. Discusses how mild cognitive impairment (MCI) differs from memory loss in normal aging and from dementia. Describes the cognitive and personality changes that take place in Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies cognitive and personality changes that occur in a range of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias.
$30.00

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Identifies the symptoms of and recovery pattern from a mild brain injury. Describes the difficulties in making the diagnosis of mild brain injury. Lists the steps in managing sports-related mild brain injuries. Describes treatment strategies for reducing the impact of mild brain injury on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and vocational functioning. Identifies lifestyle changes that can prevent the onset of a mild brain injury.
$35.00

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Identifies the anatomy and function of the neck and shoulder joint. Identifies the different neck and shoulder disorders. Discusses the differences in presentation of signs and symptoms among the different neck and shoulder disorders. Describes the role of imaging in the diagnosis of neck and shoulder disorders. Lists surgical and non-surgical treatment options for these disorders. Discusses recent advances in joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) and artificial disc replacement.
$30.00

Neurotransmitters: The Bridges of the Brain

Identifies the importance of neurotransmission for higher cognitive functions of the human brain. Outlines known neurotransmitters and their interplay in the brain as well as the influence of various neurotransmitters on thought, mood, and emotions. Identifies the various pharmaceutical and alternative remedies that influence the function of neurotransmitters. Discusses possible ways to optimize patient management and minimize of drug interactions, including those with medications used in dental practice.
$30.00

Non-traditional Approaches: Anxiety, Insomnia, & Depression

Identifies and describe cognitive behavioral therapy techniques used in treatment of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Discusses how existing communication technology expands psychotherapeutic treatment options. Lists reasons why many people with anxiety disorders never seek medical help. Discusses how non-traditional approaches can improve patient care and outcomes.
$30.00

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Identifies essential fatty acids and their metabolites, including eicosanoids, and the beneficial role fatty acids play in maintaining health. Describes clinical implications of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and issues surrounding supplementation with these compounds. Discusses possible clinical benefits of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids for various conditions, including neurologic, cardiovascular and immunologic pathology. Identifies issues related to mercury contamination of food sources, including fish and other seafood, and proper dietary recommendations for various categories of patients, including pregnant women, patients with essential fatty acid deficiencies, and patients with neurologic concerns.
$30.00

On Loss & Grief

Discusses the clinical study of grief from classical to modern times. Identifies emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, and physical responses to loss. Describes resilience to loss and explain what may increase the likelihood of this response. Discusses the role of grief counseling and when it may be useful. Describes an intervention model for dealing with loss and grief. Explains the differences between normal and complicated grief. Discusses the treatment of grief in children and adolescents.
$30.00

Paradise Regained: Achieving Remission in Depression

Identifies pharmacological, herbal, and integrative approaches useful in remission-oriented management of unipolar depression/major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Outlines the issues of neurotransmitter-affecting medications, associated side effects, and interactions with other medications, including drugs used in dental practice. Discusses the optimal strategies for treatment augmentation in cases of treatment-resistant depression. Discusses experimental treatments for depression (e.g., transcranial magnetic therapy and vagus nerve stimulation) with patients.
$30.00

Poles Apart: Unipolar vs. Bipolar Depression

Identifies the basic neurophysiology, pathogenesis, etiology, and diagnosis of affective unipolar disorder/major depressive disorder (UD/MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). Discusses the involvement of various chemical imbalances in these affective disorders, including neurotransmitters and neurohormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and cortisol. Lists the differential diagnosis of these conditions and the management of both disorders. Describe the spectrum of available pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and experimental therapies for both conditions.
$30.00

Positive Psychology

Describes the origin and goals of the new “positive psychology.” Lists the factors that contribute to happiness and life satisfaction. Discusses the research findings related to happiness and life satisfaction. Lists several activities and exercises that can enhance happiness and life satisfaction.
$30.00

Psychology of Bullying

Defines various forms of bullying, associated behavioral traits, and prevalence. Describes individual, family, and social factors related to child and youth bullying. Explains bias-based bullying including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities. Discusses cyber bullying and associated problems. Describes bullying within friendships. Discusses intervention and treatment strategies for child and youth bullying. Outlines the problem of office and workplace bullying and how to respond to it.
$30.00

Psychology of Relationships

Social workers routinely encounter patients who are experiencing problems in their personal relationships, in clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities and community centers, and in home visits. These difficulties may range from poor communication to serious disagreements and arguments, to verbal abuse and physical violence perpetrated by one partner on another or a parent on a child. Many patients may be involved in a relationship that is clearly "dysfunctional" and even harmful, yet the person does not seem able to extricate themselves from it. Others may be involved in relationships that are relatively stable and less problematic, yet they will tend to have the same disagreements or arguments repeatedly. These relationship difficulties can cause individuals significant stress and aggravation, undermine their well-being, potentially contribute to health problems, and in some cases can put individuals in considerable danger.
$35.00

Reducing Stress

Explains how the body responds to and processes stress. Identifies the impact of stress on risk for heart disease and the physiological mechanisms that may mediate this link. Describes the role stress may play in increasing risk for health problems across the life span. Identifies a number of interventions for reducing stress.
$30.00

Skin Care, Allergies, & Wrinkles

Explains the diagnosis and newest treatments for skin conditions and skin allergies. Describes new laser treatments for wrinkles and other skin conditions. Lists the most effective preventive and treatment methods for skin cancer. Identifies coping strategies for patients with psychosocial issues caused by chronic skin conditions. Identifies future trends in medical and cosmetic skin treatments.
$30.00

Social Anxiety

Defines social anxiety. Describes the symptoms of social anxiety. Identifies the causes of social anxiety. Describes the similarities and differences between shyness and social anxiety. Outlines the role of thinking in social anxiety. Describes strategies for coping with and reducing social anxiety.
$30.00

Stimulants: Caffeine, Amphetamines, etc.

Identifies the physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychoneurologic properties of stimulants. Outlines the issues of caffeine toxicity, caffeine withdrawal, and management of caffeine-related disorders. Describes the mechanisms involved in amphetamine addiction and approaches to management of this condition. Identifies stimulants and stimulant-like medications used in weight reduction and appetite suppression.
$30.00

Stop Losing Sleep

Outlines the classification and diagnosis of sleep disorders, including various insomnias and circadian rhythm anomalies, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Identifies other conditions that may contribute to sleep disorders, including neurological, endocrinological, and psychological disorders. Describes the approaches to management of sleep disorders, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological (e.g., dietary, hygienic, and psychosocial). Identifies clinical ramifications of sleep apnea and RLS/PLMD pertinent to dental practice and general clinical practice.
$30.00

Stroke

Describes the pathophysiology associated with stroke. Discusses the major risk factors for stroke. Identifies the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the onset of a stroke. Describes currently available treatments and new therapies still under investigation. Explains the role of the rehabilitation team, including physical and occupational therapists, and counselors, in helping to improve patient outcome.
$30.00

Successful Aging - 2nd ed

This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.
$35.00

Sugar, Salt, & Fat, 2nd edition EBOOK

This home-study course outlines the various factors that make foods palatable. It provides evidence that the "hyperpalatability" of our current food supply is undermining our normal satiety signals, motivating the drive to eat even when there is no physiologic need for food. This course presents evidence that repeated exposure to high quantities of palatable foods (i.e., those high in sugar, fat and salt) can alter the brain in ways similar to drugs of abuse, essentially "rewiring" the brain to promote compulsive eating and loss of control over food.
$35.00

The Healing Power of Sleep - 2nd Edition

Millions of us struggle with sleep several nights a week, if not every night. In the The Healing Power of Sleep, Dr. O`Brien explains the basics of sleep architecture, the effects of common illnesses on sleep, how our daily habits can help or hinder sleep, and straightforward solutions.
$40.00