Thursday, August 21, 2014

Employment Report Shows Jobs Growing At Steady Pace

Posted in Jobs & Employment 8/6/2014

"... Months out from the midterm elections, Democrats on the campaign trail are now armed with this talking point: No matter how you look at it, the economy is steadily gaining strength. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. While Friday’s jobs report was less robust than many economists had expected, it still helps paint a broad picture of a strengthening labor market. ..."

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New Hotline Streamlines Resource For Domestic Violence Survivors

Posted in Domestic Violence 8/6/2014

"... Five local non-profit groups are combining their services to create this new Hotline number. It's a day Emily Barker, with the YWCA, has waited for since January. Instead of calling different agencies for different resources, domestic violence survivors now only have to make one call to get all the help they may need. ..."

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New Calculator Helps Men Assess Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer 8/5/2014

"... The free calculator on the Health Science Center website takes just minutes to use and gives a man more information about his risk for both low-grade prostate cancer, which may never require treatment, and high-grade prostate cancer. It provides an "emoji" graphic readout that puts the numeric percentages into a visual perspective. Significantly, it also gives the possibility in numbers (and emojis) that he may have no prostate cancer at all. ..."

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Online Dating Tips To Help You Find Love

Posted in Dating 8/5/2014

"... Online dating is a great way to meet new people and put yourself out there. If you are busy and don’t have time to date or just have a hard time meeting people near you, online dating can be a great alternative. Not everyone is able to find love online, but many do. If you want to be one of the lucky ones, pay attention to these online dating tips. ..."

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Mental Health Service Improving for Patients

Posted in Mental Health 8/5/2014

"... Mental health centers across the country have been developing ways to improve their quality of service for patients who are in need of mental care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA)  has spent $54.6 million in 47 states and Puerto Rico to fund over 200 health centers in behavioral health services. In addition to funding, some states have added changes to their centers that will hopefully benefit patients significantly. ..."

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Change In Gay-Marriage Law Could Benefit Businesses

Posted in Marriage 8/4/2014

"... The hot-button issue of same-sex marriage may draw fiery debate from both sides, but there’s no arguing that gay weddings have the potential to mean big business — especially in Asheville. As North Carolina awaits the next steps in judicial rulings that could make same-sex marriage legal in the state, local event planners and business owners who provide services for wedding ceremonies and celebrations are watching with interest. ..."

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'Divorce Was The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Me'

Posted in Divorce 8/4/2014

"... Although I have always thought that my kids are far savvier than me and more likely to speak up for what they need, perhaps my decision to divorce gave them permission to set limits with their dad and to do so in a respectful and loving way. My divorce set an example that I deserved better –- and they did, too. And that you can take care of yourself without being mean or spiteful to the other person. ..."

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