Fish skin graft is a novel treatment on burn victims, hard to heal wounds and more.

Mar 5 2017 - 3:36pm
Fish skin graft for healing damaged skin

The healing properties of fish skin has been confirmed by different researches all around the world, and now it is being tested as a type of wound dressing in some clinical trials.

In a study conducted in Germany, 5 patients with diabetes mellitus and complicated wounds in the lower limb with

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Intensive care unit going to the dogs to help elderly patients

Aug 27 2015 - 1:21pm
UT Health researchers study how therapy dogs can help elderly in the ICU

University of Texas Health Science Center researchers are exploring the use of therapy dogs in the intensive care unit to help elderly patients heal. Investigators from UT Health are launching a study that they expect will scientifically prove dogs can help ICU patients recover from disease.

The UT team was awarded a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) that they will use to investigate how brief visits from a therapy

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Therapy dog helps college students connect with mental health professionals

Oct 27 2014 - 10:24am
Sopie the therapy dog: Credit Newswise

A new report highlights the role of therapy animals for helping college students combat loneliness and depression that is common. Lack of funding and shortage of mental health workers make it necessary to find new ways to help college students adjust. A new study finds having a therapy dog available helped college students connect with their therapist.

The study, published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health was carried out by researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design

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Care Giving for Disaster Families

Feb 13 2009 - 4:42pm
Grief Counseling

There was a fatal plane crash last night. Forty nine souls were lost. Many family, friends, and co-workers are grieving today.

How do we reach out and help them? There are no hard rules, but there are some guidelines.

Reach out to the grieving without expectations about what should happen or what they should be feeling. Be a companion. Be a friend.

The Companioning Model of Bereavement care giving developed by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a helpful model. Using this model of bereavement caregiving, the helper:

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Overwhelming Grief From Loss Of Child Can Cause Substance Abuse

Jan 17 2009 - 9:55am

When a child is born the lives of parents are changed forever. Their lives become centered around the safety, happiness and success of this new person. Plans are made for their future, and days are spent thinking about soccer practice carpools, piano recitals and college tuition payments.

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UC Studies Healing Touch Therapy Effects

Jul 1 2008 - 12:10pm
Healing Touch

Often, a gentle hand on your shoulder when you’re upset is all it takes to ease your mind and calm your nerves. Now, UC researchers are looking at a similar occurrence by pairing a complementary therapy known as Healing Touch with mild sedation to see if the technique truly calms patients undergoing minor procedures.

Healing Touch is a series of techniques that balance energy for wholeness within a person’s body, mind and soul. It is an energy therapy that can be used in conjunction with other traditional medical treatments.

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