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The Health section is dedicated to the application of behavior analytic principles to health maintenance, nutrition, dieting, and the health benefits of focusing on behavior and its consequences. Three primary health problems, eating, exercise, and smoking, have been the focus of behavioral approaches to health.

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How Good Science is used to Promote Bad Treatments: The Story of Brain Inflammation, Autism, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy by Thomas Zane, Ph.D.
An article contributed by Tom Zane from his Science, Fads & ABA Series
Tags: Thomas Zane, Ph.D., Fads, Autism, Brain Inflammation
Mom and Dad Lead the Way in Lifetime Habits
Smoking rates in Children. Of the 3,000 kids who start smoking each day, about two-thirds have parents who smoke.
Tags: smoking, children
Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: All You Can Eat
Editors Note: Second in a series about family routines and childrens health. On the whole, American Moms watch the diet of their babies carefully. But once the children have a say, the diet deteriorates because there are many conspiracies to lure your children away from the right food choices.
Tags: parenting, health, diet
Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Drug Abuse: Who's the Model Here?
Parents may see a clear distinction between medications and illegal drugs but a child/teen may not. The distinction becomes even less visible if medications are abused at home.
Tags: parenting, drugs
Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Staying Rested, Staying Healthy
This is the first in a series of three on the influence of family routines on child health.
Tags: parenting, health, diet
Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Thumb and Finger Exercise is not Enough
This article stresses the importance of excersize to promote a healthy lifestyle for children of all ages. What do childhood depressions, suicides, and overweight problems have in common? They have all tripled in the last three decades, and they are all statistically related to lack of exercise.
Tags: parenting, health, diet
Relationship Development Intervention: A Review of Its Effectiveness
Thomas Zane, Ph.D., BCBA-D, shares his column, "Science, Fads, and Applied Behavior Analysis" with the Cambridge Center.
Tags: Relationship Development Intervention, Dr. Thomas Zane
The Vaccine and Autism Connection: The Wakefield Study Once Again Discredited by Tomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D
Thomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D, shares his column, "Science, Fads, and Applied Behavior Analysis" with the Cambridge Center.
Tags: vaccine, Wakefield Study, Thomas Zane
What Are You Eating?
Three-part series: What causes the terrible twos and the terrible teens? What causes bad behavior? I receive many letters from parents who know part of the answer.
Tags: parenting, health, diet

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