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“Proposed food labels stress calories, sugar, portions”

One of Joes food and sometimes even beverage

One of Joes food and sometimes even beverage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This February 27, 2014 Detroit Free Press article talks about proposed changes to food and beverage labels that are hoped to make is simpler for consumers to know what the nutritional value of the food they are buying is.

 

 

 

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“What can I do if my child is teased during physical activity?”

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This February 26, 2014 Health D

 

English: Poor little birdie teased

English: Poor little birdie teased (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

ay article found on the Philly.com website talks about not only the effect of teasing on kids during physical activity, but also offers some tips to parents  if their child is being teased.

 

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“Eating Disorders: Many Different Forms, All a Challenge to Beat”

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This February 26, 2014 segment from WICU of Erie, PA talks about Eating disorders as part of Nation Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  The segment includes a video and text-based article.

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This February 27, 2014 Warren Times Observer article talks about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed Medicaid alternative.  The article includes comments from Representative Kathy Rapp – R of the 65th district

“Report criticizes treatment of mentally ill Pa. prisoners”

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This February 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about a recent report on the use of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners in Pennsylvania.  The rate of mentally ill prisoners being sent to solitary is higher than the rate of non-mentally ill prisoners being sent to solitary there is also evidence of an increased rate of suicide attempts among prisoners in solitary confinement.

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Solitary confinement (Photo credit: Chris.Gray)

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“Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment”

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This Health Day article published on the Philly.com website on February 26, 2014 talks about the effects of stigma on the ability of people with mental illnesses to get the help they need.  The article suggests that as many as 75% of people with mental

 

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, sh...

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotic mania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Reprinted in Madness: A Brief History (ISBN 978-0192802668), from which this version is taken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

illnesses go untreated due to shame or other stigma related reasons for not seeking help.

 

 

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“Winter Blahs Got You Down? ‘Crowboarding’ Video Can Help”

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Just something that made me smile this morning, I found this on the NPR website and it includes a video of a crow with what I think is either a plastic lid or Frisbee

 

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

doing something cool 🙂

 

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“10 Tips to Fool Yourself Into Getting Fit: How to trick yourself into exercising when you’d rather skip it”

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This February 21, 2014 Next Avenue article talks about ways to help overcome our desire to skip exercising on days we don’t feel like doing it.  The tips are actually pretty simple and as I read over them I realized I already do a few of them myself.  The tip about keeping workout videos in plain sight is one I’ve done for a long time, only in my case its my “Wii Fit Plus” and “Walk It Out” games for my Wii that I keep out in plain sight.  I use walking to the store to pickup one or 2 things as an excuse to go for a walk on days I don’t feel like doing it, and as suggested in the tips, I find that if I set a goal of a specific destination to walk that I will get creative and my impulsiveness kicks in and I find myself taking a different route because I’m bored with the usual route (having ADHD can be a benefit sometimes when it comes to walking different routes).  Other things I do, is since I’m huge on using my tablet pc to help keep me on track with appointments, I’ll include reminders on it to go for a walk or have my ride drop me off further from the entrance to a building I need to go into, and even things like reminding myself to drink enough water.  I also will put little notes of encouragement for myself with little things like “If you exercised today, Keep it up!” or asking myself “How far did you walk today?”  simply putting those questions in are helpful to me in reminding myself to exercise.

 

English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus.

English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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“Mental-health services for college students abound”

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This February 23, 2014 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website talks about some of the steps parents of college students can take if they notice their child is having some mental health issues.

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Early intervention and education are key to combating mental illness: Anne Reeves”

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This February 21, 2014 PennLive article talks about the

 

Marguerite Clark

Marguerite Clark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

that was founded in 2012 by Sharon C. Engdahl.

 

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