Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
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| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin
Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...
The War Brain
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This article discusses the impact of exposure to war zones on the human brain and compares it to the survival instincts of horses which are "prey animals" who depend on their primal instincts for survival. The article attempts to relabel the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress...
The Dog Will See You Now
| Contributor(s):: Alexandra Sifferlin
Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read?
| Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson
There is evidence that the presence of a friendly dog, not necessarily your own pet, or even a dog you’ve met before, can lower blood pressure and reduce stress when reading. This relaxation effect has been found for adult and child readers. Moreover, studies has shown that children with...
Canines in the Courtroom
| Contributor(s):: Debra S. Hart-Cohen
This article discusses the growing interest in using therapy dogs in courtrooms.
People with MS are Going to the Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anne-Elizabeth Straub
Article on Assistance Dogs written for the National MS Society's monthly magazine,then titled INSIDE MS. (The same publication is now called MOMENTUM.The article appeared in April/ May edition, 2005.
Who let the dog in? How to incorporate a dog into a self-contained classroom
| Contributor(s):: Katherine L. Anderson
Described in this article are outcomes, procedures, and suggestions for incorporating a dog into a classroom for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. First, the outcomes for the inclusion of a dog are presented and are reported from an empirical study conducted by the author. Next,...