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Alzheimer's

$30.00

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.

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

$30.00

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.

Autism - 3 Hours

$30.00

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.

Brain Food

$30.00

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.

Fibromyalgia

$30.00

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.

Globesity

$40.00

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.

Gluten & the Brain

$30.00

Discusses the role of gluten in celiac disease and non-celiac glucose sensitivity. Lists the main food sources of gluten. Identifies the neuropsychiatric components of the gut-brain link to gluten sensitivity. Describes the possible role of the microbiome in gluten sensitivity. Lists the components of a gluten-free diet. Identifies the potential disadvantages of eliminating gluten from the diet.

Hospice & Palliative Care

$30.00

Discusses the goals and challenges involved in palliative care. Lists key aspects of addressing advanced medical directives, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, mechanical ventilation, and tube feedings at the end of life. Describes major symptoms encountered in terminal illness and treatment options. Outlines common sources of mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering at the end of life and measures to ease them. Identifies key factors to improve communication with the patient and family members and ease caregiver stress.

Hospice & Palliative Care - streaming video - 3 Hours (w/Home-study exam)

$49.00

Reviews the recent Medicare law regarding end-of-life discussions with patients and define options for patient and provider consideration. Discusses the psycho-social implications of death and dying among varied cultures and religions and how this effects healthcare delivery. Identifies the concerns most expressed by the dying. Identifies patient rights to live with dignity and as much independence as possible until the end. Cites the philosophy, history and tradition of death and dying over time and how current beliefs developed. Discusses heroic measures verses natural death and discuss caregiver support. Describes the stages of death, the timeline of what happens to the physical remains after death, and care of the body after death. Identifies necessary legal documents regarding death, disposition of the body, family and patient rights, and how these important statutes assist the poor and the marginalized.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

$30.00

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.

Keeping Balance & Preventing Falls

$30.00

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.

Low Back Pain

$30.00

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.

Neurotransmitters: The Bridges of the Brain

$30.00

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.

Non-traditional Approaches: Anxiety, Insomnia, & Depression

$30.00

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.

Positive Psychology

$30.00

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.

Psychology of Bullying

$30.00

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.

Psychology of Relationships

$35.00

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.

Stimulants: Caffeine, Amphetamines, etc.

$30.00

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.

Stroke

$30.00

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.

Sugar, Salt, & Fat - 2nd edition

$35.00

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.

Sugar, Salt, & Fat, 2nd edition EBOOK

$35.00

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.

The Gut-Brain Connection - DVD - 6 Hours (w/Home-study exam)

$83.00

Explains the concept of the gut-brain axis, and its implications for health and disease. Describes how microbes and their metabolites communicate with the body and the brain. Explains how the microbiome-gut-brain axis influences the development of neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Describes how microbial metabolites regulate immune and metabolic pathways in the body, and how this may impact risk of allergies, autoimmune diseases, obesity and diabetes. Explains how the ecology of the oral microbiome impacts both gut and systemic health; discusses implications for modern-day oral healthcare. Lists potential microbial and gut health disruptors, as well as therapeutic strategies to improve gut and brain health (to become “ecosystem engineers”). Describes ways in which the highly complex gut-brain scientific research has been oversold and misinterpreted by the lay press. Identifies red flags of “pseudoscience” to become a healthy skeptic. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.

The Gut-Brain Connection - Streaming Video - 6 Hours (w/Home-study Exam)

$83.00

Explains the concept of the gut-brain axis, and its implications for health and disease. Describes how microbes and their metabolites communicate with the body and the brain. Explains how the microbiome-gut-brain axis influences the development of neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Describes how microbial metabolites regulate immune and metabolic pathways in the body, and how this may impact risk of allergies, autoimmune diseases, obesity and diabetes. Explains how the ecology of the oral microbiome impacts both gut and systemic health; discusses implications for modern-day oral healthcare. Lists potential microbial and gut health disruptors, as well as therapeutic strategies to improve gut and brain health (to become “ecosystem engineers”). Describes ways in which the highly complex gut-brain scientific research has been oversold and misinterpreted by the lay press. Identifies red flags of “pseudoscience” to become a healthy skeptic. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.

The Healing Power of Sleep - 2nd Edition

$40.00

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.

The Mediterranean Diet

$30.00

Identifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.

The Power of Walking

$30.00

States the CDC’s, and the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for daily physical activity for adults, children, and adolescents. Describes the health benefits of walking. Explains how walking can reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and dementia. Describes how walking can benefit children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly. Identifies the physical, occupational, and other therapeutic benefits of walking. Outlines how to start and maintain a walking program.

The Sleep-Loss Epidemic - DVD - 6 Hours (w/Home-study exam)

$83.00

Describes the stages, cycling, and circadian rhythms of sleep. Cites evidence connecting sleep deprivation and sleep disorders to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Lists the major sleep medications with their uses and adverse effects. Describes the connection between dental pain and sleep disruption. Cites the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, course, and treatment for the major sleep disorders. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.

Types of Pain & Pain Pathways

$30.00

Lists and describes major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment. Discusses the difference between acute and chronic pain. Describes the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain. Lists and describes the four components of the pain pathway. Identifies parts of the brain involved in pain processing. Describes the methods and accuracy of measuring pain. Explains sex and gender differences in pain. Discusses the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.

Understanding Addictions - DVD - 6 Hours (w/Home-study exam)

$83.00

Describes the main brain functions that contribute to addictive behavior. Explains the major ways that addiction changes the brains of addicts. Describes how drugs mimic and alter neurotransmitters which provoke the psychological effects of addiction. Explains the difference between drug dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Describes the clinical consequences of addiction to food, opioids, street drugs, and alcohol. Lists and compare the major treatment options for legal and illegal drug addictions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.

Understanding Addictions - Streaming Video - 6 Hours (w/Home-study exam)

$83.00

Describes the main brain functions that contribute to addictive behavior. Explains the major ways that addiction changes the brains of addicts. Describes how drugs mimic and alter neurotransmitters which provoke the psychological effects of addiction. Explains the difference between drug dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Describes the clinical consequences of addiction to food, opioids, street drugs, and alcohol. Lists and compare the major treatment options for legal and illegal drug addictions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.

Understanding Cholesterol

$30.00

Lists the various lipid components of total cholesterol and describes how they are formed in the body. Describes the physiological function of each lipid faction. Discusses how abnormal lipid levels may contribute to cardiovascular disease. Describes the lipid profile test and explains what values are considered desirable. Explains how lifestyle factors such as diet and inactivity can contribute to lipid abnormalities and treatment options. Describes the various categories of drugs used to treat lipid abnormalities. Describes some effective, realistic, and easily implemented strategies to improve patient adherence.

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

$30.00

Identifies the vitamins and minerals needed for growth and normal development. Reviews the role of each of the essential vitamins and minerals in the body. Identifies the use and/or dangers of using supplements in all populations, from children to the elderly. Discusses the drawbacks/concerns of over-supplementation. Identifies the properties and concerns of herbal supplements. Reviews government regulation of vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements.

Women's Health: Chronic Pain

$30.00

Describes the difference between chronic and acute pain. Identifies the symptoms of and treatments for chronic pain conditions affecting women. Discusses the role of home remedies, relaxation techniques, and other non-drug therapies for treating chronic pain. Explains the psychosocial aspects of treating chronic pain. Describes how to manage use of pain medications, including opioids, to ensure patient safety.

Women's Health: Depression

$30.00

Identifies the most prevalent forms of depression. Identifies the symptoms of depression and mania. Identifies the differences in presentation across age groups and sexes. Compares the theories of depression. Reviews depression treatment modalities.

Women's Health: Insomnia

$30.00

Discusses the physiology of sleep. Describes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.

Women's Health: Menopause

$30.00

Identifies the hormonal and neurologic changes that occur during menopause. Discusses the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, as well as effective treatments, including medication and behavioral approaches. Describes the latest research on the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, and identifies the conditions and symptoms for which HRT may be appropriate. Discusses the pros and cons of a variety of alternative remedies for menopausal insomnia, hot flashes, and depression, such as black cohosh and vitamin B supplements. Addresses recent developments in the prevention of chronic disease risk at menopause, including lifestyle changes and prophylactic medications.

Women's Health: Migraines & Headaches

$30.00

Identifies the primary types of headache. Discusses the management of each type of headache. Identifies and discusses the management of headaches in women across chronological milestones.