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Does sleep have any connection to alcohol?

April is alcohol awareness month, so as a clinical sleep educator, I did some research to see if there were any connections between sleep and alcohol. I found a few. Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing issues with alcohol compared with their peers who don’t drink. Research has found […]

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Accidental Genius: An Exploration

In an earlier blog (here) I discussed how the acquired savant syndrome hints at buried potential within us all.  Acquired savant syndrome is the rare, but real, phenomenon in which an ordinary person suffers a head injury or other brain incident such as stroke or dementia followed by the sudden emergence, sometimes at a prodigious […]

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Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Written by: Lauren Turner, Predoctoral Intern, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services For many of us, the term “wellness” is thrown around almost every day. We hear how important it is to be well from medical doctors, mental health professionals, hospital employees, talk show hosts, etc. But, what does it actually mean to be a “well” person? […]

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Living productively in spite of anxiety

We all get nervous sometimes. Sometimes it happens when we have to speak in public or when we have to talk to someone about a difficult subject. Sometimes we get nervous before a big test or project at work. Other times, nervousness comes when we fly or before a long trip. Regardless of what makes […]

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Social Skills: Dealing with feeling rejected or left out

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Social skills: Giving and accepting a compliment

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Social Skills: Listening to an adult

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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What do you know about teen dating violence?

Written By: Amy Rodriguez, Prevention Educator with Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Services When one discusses domestic violence or dating violence, the first image that often comes to mind is an adult male partner hitting or abusing his adult female partner. Though this image or perception of violence is frequently talked about, there are several different […]

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Heavy Hearts

The hallmark holiday sneaks up on us now that the New Year is here, and we have made it through the holidays, parties and family gatherings. Valentine’s Day makes us reflect and focus on the love of our life. On this day, most people celebrate the ones they love and those who love them. When […]

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Social Skills: Ignoring distractions

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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