behavioral health

Techniques Used With Dolphins Can Improve Your Health

It’s the end of January—have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution? If your goal was health-related, that could mean missing out on some potentially life-changing benefits. Change is hard, but techniques used to successfully train dolphins might help you take another pass at that resolution. So, whether you want to learn how to perform synchronized backflips or just lose a few pounds, here are some tips.

Smartphones: The Clinician’s New Assistant

Working in T2’s usability lab, the Technology Enhancement Center, my team and I get to talk to quite a few health providers about their clinical practice—specifically, if and how they use smartphones and mobile apps with their patients.

Podcasts Help Providers Stay Current

More than just a source of free entertainment, podcasts are poised to become a leading form of education for health care providers and treatment teams. Although currently less than 20 percent of Americans regularly listen to podcasts, data from the Pew Research Center indicate that online broadcasting is steadily increasing its audience.

If I Talk to a Psychologist, Will They Take Away My Gun?

The cheerful young man in Chicago’s O’Hare airport wore a cowboy hat and was dressed in long, baggy denim shorts despite the chilly November evening. His chin was flecked with blond stubble, tattoos covered both forearms, and a plug sagged in his earlobe. He looked to be in his early twenties. While we waited for our flight to Seattle, we chatted. Or mostly, I listened.

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