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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Psychiatric drugs and violence

People: The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, is calling for a federal investigation into the link between psychiatric drug use, school shootings and other acts of senseless violence, calling the investigation long overdue, and citing the supporting evidence. Comment

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

Health: (StatePoint) If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. But what you may not realize is that the increasing use of this illegal and highly dangerous drug could be hurting your own community. Comment

This New Year, resolve to get more sleep

Health: (StatePoint) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Affordable Health Care as a one-stop ‘SHOP’

People: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) signed into law March 23, 2010, has mandated that each state establish a health insurance (or health benefits) exchange. This new law allows states to create a virtual, hybrid market place for individuals, families and small businesses to shop for health insurance coverage. The goal of this initiative is to significantly reduce the cost of health insurance coverage, provide all individuals with a standard essential health benefits plan, and create a “one-stop-shop” marketplace for millions of uninsured consumers to obtain health coverage. Comment
Health: (StatePoint) It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists -- quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully quitting. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

What the Hell Happened?

Books: Why does our mate cheat and leave us when we were nothing but good to them?!! The answers are finally here. The book that teaches how to catch people creeping, lying and cheating is here! The author has captured an audience with a wonderful and engaging topic that gets to a hurt that we can all relate to. Comment

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Food: (StatePoint) Great food is the centerpiece of any holiday celebration, and practicing safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of holiday meal preparation. There are certain steps you can take to keep friends and family safe from food poisoning. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

What to know when choosing health care providers

Health: (StatePoint) Nothing is more important than the health of your family. So when it comes to selecting the right heath care providers, it is vital to do careful research and come up with the right choices for you and your loved ones. Comment

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

$8.2 million grant for ‘Project Hope’

New York: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Nov. 19 announced an $8.2 million grant from FEMA to provide a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program called ‘Project Hope’ for New Yorkers in the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Sandy. The State Office of Mental Health (OMH) applied for the grant which will provide outreach, crisis counseling and educational services to individuals in New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. As the state continues to recover from the storm, the program will receive additional funding to expand. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Climate change worries

Antigua: CODRINGTON, Barbuda (IPS/GIN) -- Local scientists are warning the tiny 62-square-mile island of Barbuda is becoming one of the most vulnerable spots on earth to the consequences of climate change. Comment

Ask the expert: How to get a good night’s sleep

Health: (StatePoint) According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you have trouble staying and falling asleep at night, or you wake up feeling unrefreshed in the morning, you may be suffering from insomnia. Comment
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