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2019 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and Mental Health Month

Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work In May, many national organizations join together to raise awareness and build understanding of mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. May 6th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children’s […]

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Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?

There are good research-backed solutions to prevent suicide among young people. Here are some numbers we need to reckon with: the number of suicide deaths in people ages 15 to 24, over 36 years in the United States. As you can see in this chart, after a steep drop in the late 1990s, the number […]

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Tips for Parents–Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

You’ve probably read about it in newspapers and seen it on the news: in the United States, the number of children with obesity has continued to rise over the past two decades. You may wonder: Why are doctors and scientists troubled by this trend? And as parents or other concerned adults, you may ask: What […]

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How to help your kids achieve a healthy weight

Obesity can lead to physical, social and emotional struggles for kids, so parents need to help their children maintain a healthy weight, experts say. “Children with obesity are more likely than their classmates to be teased or bullied and to suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation and depression,” said Dr. Alka Sood, a family medicine physician […]

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Young children’s oral bacteria may predict obesity

Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota — the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth — could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity. A study describing the results appears Sept. […]

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How to deal with a painful pimple

It happens to so many of us: Without a word of warning, a large, painful pimple appears on your face. You know you shouldn’t squeeze it, but what can you do about it? Here are seven tips from the American Academy of Dermatology: Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b32bae03-63b3-45bd-b5ee-b0e70f6d1cfd#.XVway-hKi70

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4 simple steps toward a healthier home

Can your home help you get healthier? Interior designers say clients don’t just want help creating a more beautiful home anymore. They want to create living spaces where they will cook healthier foods, breathe healthier air and improve overall wellness. Here, three interior design experts — Jon Call of Palm Springs, California-based Mr. Call Designs, […]

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