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Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:13:01 -0800
Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800
With teachers at Roosevelt High sensing students' anxiety had reached a crisis level, they rearranged the school’s schedule to add a 20-minute break every day, and weekly lessons on mindfulness. Other local schools are also doing more to foster students’ emotional health.
Naomi Judd reveals ‘severe depression’ diagnosis
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:16:03 -0800
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Judd has opened up about her battle with depression. She tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview broadcast Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with severe depression and has spent time in psychiatric hospitals. She says she is confronting lingering issues from her childhood as part of her therapy, […]
5 myths — and facts — about olive oil
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:39:08 -0800
Can you cook with olive oil on high heat? Is all high-quality oil from Italy? Nutritionist Carrie Dennett debunks the olive-oil myths.
The two faces of sugar: natural vs. added
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800
Given the wealth of confusing research, when in doubt, stick with natural sugar. And take a hard look at the ingredients of packaged food.
Dementia rates dropping even as U.S. population ages
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:27:52 -0800
A study, published online Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that the dementia rate in Americans 65 and older fell by 24 percent over 12 years, to 8.8 percent in 2012 from 11.6 percent in 2000.
The sleep aid/antihistamine that can cause memory loss
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800
Diphenhydramine — found in Tylenol PM and in Benadryl — is a very common over-the-counter sleep aid and antihistamine. But confusion and memory loss have been attributed to its use among the elderly, according to a recent medical review noted by the People’s Pharmacy.
Home remedies: how to treat a burn
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800
Be careful taking your turkey out of the oven. But if a burn does happen, here’s how to treat it.