Journalism Category

Turning disability into business advantage

Ask leading employers what skills and qualities they desire in their workers and you’ll hear phrases like “problem solvers,” “innovators,” “fresh perspectives,” “self-motivation,” “top-level skills” and “loyalty.” Savvy employers are beginning to realize that members of what some call the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the world—people with disabilities—possess just such skills and have […]

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What does Generation ‘Why?’ really want?

Workers from Generation Y (those born between 1980 and 2000) might be comfortable texting, talking, typing, Skyping, Googling and Facebooking simultaneously—and feel anxious and disconnected when they aren’t—but they are much more than a generation of tech-heads. The youngest generation of workers seeks balance, meaning and purpose so they can live and work. Although members […]

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Stuttering no impediment to success

The release of the film “The King’s Speech,” a film starring notable British actor Colin Firth, casts stuttering—a prevalent condition that employers are likely to encounter in employees and job applicants—in a new light. The movie highlights the personal and professional obstacles that affect people who stutter, as well as many of the misconceptions surrounding […]

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Wicked wheat: a connection between gluten and infertility

Let me guess—you’re already eating like a monk.  In the hope of improving your conception chances, you’ve cut out caffeine, booze, trans fats, refined carbs and sugar.  If you balance the good and bad foods listed in the thousand different books and websites you’ve read, the only safe thing left to eat is sticks and twigs.  (Correction: organic sticks […]

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Antidepressants implicated in male factor infertility

Written by Kylie Hughes for psychiatrist practitioner Dr. Robin Stone M.D  for her medical blog. A paper is in press that implicates antidepressant medication with male fertility issues.  The research builds on a litany of information about the effects of antidepressants on women during and after pregnancy, and begins to fill the void about how these […]

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Depression or soft bipolar disorder?

Written by Kylie Hughes for psychiatric practitioner Dr. Robin Stone, M.D. for her medical blog. Depression is among the top three causes of death and disability in the US (Michaud et al 2006).  Consequently, primary care providers spend an increasing amount of time diagnosing and treating mental health disorders.  Most patients seeking help for mental […]

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