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Broward College Expert Offers Tips for ADHD Month

During the month of September and as the school year begins, many healthcare, family and children’s organizations focus on the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As part of this, Alexis Resnick, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the behavioral science department at Broward College, as well as a licensed psychologist who provides assessment, therapy and consultation services to children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral, academic, developmental, emotional, and social concerns, is providing several behavioral treatment tips for ADHD.

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Back to School is Getting Healthier

From American Heart Association News: U.S. schools have significantly improved school nutrition practices and should continue striving to provide a quality nutrition environment for students.

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Going Through College with No Textbooks

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UT System launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program at UT Rio Grande Valley.

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Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Study Finds

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Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.

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Transforming Behavioral Therapy with Technology

Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, University of Kentucky doctoral student Nkiruka Uzuegbunam, along with electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Sen-ching Samson Cheung, have developed "MEBook," a combination of a social narrative and gaming system that psychologists and parents can use as behavioral therapies for autistic children.

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Study Finds Causal Connection between Genotypes Related to Educational Attainment and Years of Education Achieved

A first-of-its-kind, nationally representative study of siblings supports previously published research on unrelated individuals that links specific genotypes to educational attainment among adults in their mid-20s to early 30s. The research, published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, found that, within families, an adolescent with a higher “polygenic score”—which summarizes previously identified genome-wide associations for educational attainment—than her or his sibling tended to go on to complete more years of schooling.

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Forget the Frat House Scene - Going Greek on Urban College Campuses Benefits Students Academically, Socially, and Professionally

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Key Professions Losing Staff Due to Lack of Support for Student Mothers

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Key professions such as nursing, teaching and social work are losing thousands of potential recruits as student mothers drop out of higher education due to a lack of support from universities.

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Lice in at Least 25 States Show Resistance to Common Treatments

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The start of the school year means new classes, new friends, homework and sports. It also brings the threat of head lice. Scientists report today that lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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The Rise of the Micro-Internship: Good or Bad?

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