This April 13, 2015 Pittsburgh Action news article talks about the upcoming deadline for voter registration. The deadline is April 20, 2015 if you plan on making your voice heard in the 2015 election you need to register now or you will lose that opportunity to be heard until next year.
This August 22, 2014 WFMZ News segment actually has a bunch of smaller segments within it. Some of the topics covered include ….
Information about how having a good neighbor can decrease your risk of a heart attack.
A segment offering insight into lesser known mental health risks due to giving birth, which can include PTSD and anxiety among other things that people typically don’t think of happening as the result of giving birth.
Cancer Screening shortfalls
and a segment on a study done involving 5th graders, violent video games and results that show a possible link between the kids who played for more than 2 hours per day and an increased risk of depression. The researchers are saying further research is needed to better determine if the depression is caused by the gaming or if the gaming more than 2 hours per day could be in response to the depression and be viewed as a possible symptom of the depression. The researches did say they really need to do more research to better understand the possible link between violent video games and depression so they can better understand the cause and effect between gaming and depression.
- Good neighbors are good for your heart (cnn.com)
- Violent video games may put kids at higher risk for depression (ibnlive.in.com)
- Journalists Can Get PTSD Without Leaving Their Desks (psmag.com)
- PTSD and major depressive episode linked with preterm birth (2minutemedicine.com)
- Breastfeeding mothers less likely to suffer depression, study finds (irishtimes.com)
This August 7, 2014 Pocono Record article talks about efforts being made to better meet the needs of female Veterans in the VA. Women are advocating for more female specific services in an administration that has been setup with a focus on the medical needs of men. The article suggests there may be a lack of OB/GYN services in the VA and the not all of them offer this which means women either don’t receive basic care or have to travel further for basic gender based care then their brothers-in-arms would for their gender specific care.
- VA Department: Not enough services for women veterans (wwlp.com)
- Female veterans to get improved care from VA (examiner.com)