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  1. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Overview: Research & Findings

    Overview Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that afflicts some people who live through or see a traumatic event. In PTSD, the natural “fight-or-flight” response is...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/Posttraumaticstressdisorder

  2. Childhood Cancer

    Cancer occurs at the cellular level, the “building blocks” of the body [In !MedlinePlus. Retrieved from )]. It is a mistake in the copying of cells. Cells will grow where they are not needed and...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/ChildhoodCancer

  3. Physical Impairments and Service Dogs

    There are several kinds of vision impairments. The World Health Organization defines four levels of visual function: normal vision, moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/PhysicalImpairmentsandServiceDogs

  4. Autism

    Usually first diagnosed in early childhood, autism is a disorder than manifests in impairment of social interactions, difficultly communicating, and repetitive behavior[1]. A child with...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/Autism

  5. Cardiovascular Health

    Pet ownership has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and others as having many benefits for the health and welfare of humans and animals[1][2]. Under some...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/CardiovascularHealth

  6. Childhood Allergies & Immunity

    Long before evidence and research specifically defined the benefits of the human and animal bond, people routinely included animals in many aspects of their lives. Many not only viewed these...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/ChildhoodAllergiesImmunity

  7. Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

    Dementia is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as “the loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases.” Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that gradually becomes...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/TheHumanAnimalBondandDementiaAlzheimersDisease

  8. Medical Alert Animals

    Assistance animals are accepted as an invaluable tool for the sight-impaired, deaf, and those with other disabilities. However, some research indicates that dogs, or even cats, can be beneficial...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/MedicalAlertAnimals

  9. Neurological Disorders

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stoke defines epilepsy as a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures [1]. Seizures are caused by sudden and abnormal electrical...

    https://habricentral.org/wiki/NeurologicalDisorders