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January 9, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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New Year Resolutions: Achievable or Just Magical Thinking?

January 9, 2019 20:33 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Perhaps a resolution is both possible and magical. There’s nothing wrong with magic per se if the belief in the magic is a force for forging ahead. Will the use of enchantment ensure the getting to where one wants to go? Be it January 1st, or a personal guardian angel, if that trust in an intangible helper steadies the way, no harm is done. [More]

September 19, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Farmers Continue to Poison Crops Despite Ruling, Experts Claim

September 19, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Experts tell us what farmers are doing to our food supply, and you probably have no idea. Few people know that scores of farmers douse crops with weed killer immediately prior to harvest, and not for the purpose of killing weeds. Will a landmark ruling for $289 million in August of 2018 change the minds of farmers who desiccate their crops with glyphosate? [More]

June 9, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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The Impact of Video Games on Children's Mental Health

June 9, 2018 20:25 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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As a child counselor, one of the most common questions I have received the past few years has been about video games and childhood mental health. With the recent increase in school shootings, we look for a reason to understand the unthinkable events. Inevitably, the news will discuss video games as a potential cause of each school shooting. [More]

May 3, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Brain Tumor Rates Double in England Stoking Fresh Fears of Cellphone Use

May 3, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Public Health and Environment shows a clear and drastic rise in the number of deadly brain cancers in recent years, raising the debate that a contributing factor is the widespread use of mobile phones. But despite the recent release, experts are divided more than ever on the question of whether or not cell phones and brain cancer risk are linked. Health experts caution against undue anxiety over the use of their cell phones. [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Industry Experts Discuss Taking Time off Work for Mental Health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]