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“Medicaid expansion wins Pa. Senate panel vote”

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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This June 29, 2013 article on The Sentinel website talks about Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania indicating it has passed a Senate panel.  It also shares some insight into who would benefit from the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania




“Can Fish Oil Help Prevent Psychosis?”

Schizophrenia - schizophrénie

Schizophrenia – schizophrénie (Photo credit: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca)


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This undated article in the NAMI About Research section, talks about ongoing research into the possible use of fish oil to prevent or decrease psychosis in people with Schizophrenia.


June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

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This day is meant to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing




“Clinic of the Future: Aiming for Faster Depression Relief “

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This June 25, 2013 article on the Wall Street Journal website talks about research using brain scan technology to see if scientists can spot biomarkers that could speed up the process of getting folks on the right treatment for their depression more quickly.


“Mild Brain Injuries Can Disable ADHD Kids”

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This June 26, 2013 article on Psych Central talks about the link being discovered between ADHD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) based on a recent study done in Pittsburgh.

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will take you to a pdf file I found pertaining directly to the study the article is about.  it was found though a link in the article itself.


“When problems pile up: Hoarding a tough problem to solve”

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This June 23, 2013 article on the Reading Eagle website talks about some of the issues surrounding hoarding, not just the health and safety issues to the person who hoards, but also the cost to communities that have to clean up a home that a person who hoards has moved out of.   This particular article focuses on a multi-agency task force in Berks County, but they hope that by raising awareness about hoarding they can maybe help those who do hoard and encourage them to find the motivator within them-self to see there is a problem and feel like they have a reason to change it.

Legislative Alert: PA Welfare Dept. Name Change Passes Senate Committe; Headed for Vote Bill would change name of DPW to Department of Huma n Services



The above link takes you to a pdf file about the bill leaving committee that if passed would change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to The Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania

“Volunteering not only helps others, but studies show it’s good for you as well”

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English: Windsor, Colorado, May 24, 2008 — Red Cross Disaster Relief truck helps feed Volunteers; old Windsor High Schools friends who took the day off to help clean up the Tornado damage. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 23, 2013 article on the Central PA, Patriot News powered PennLive website talks about the benefits of volunteering, not just the benefit to the people you are volunteering to help, but also the benefits to you as you volunteer.

“Produce program aids low-income residents in Pa.”

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This June 21, 2013 article on The Sentinel website talks about a program in Pennsylvania for the Elderly and those who qualify for WIC to get vouchers for use at Farmer’s Markets throughout Pennsylvania.

“Autism often goes undetected in Black kids”

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This June 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh New Courier website talks about the issues faced by members of the Black community about Autism.


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