Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reading The Warning Signs Of Domestic Violence

Posted in Domestic Violence 7/30/2014

"... Police and domestic violence advocates agree, it's up to the individual to know the signs: Threats, name-calling, stalking, preventing contact with family and friends, withholding money, actual or threatened physical harm, and sexual assault. "If we can get people to recognize those signs, stop making excuses for bad behaviors and unhealthy relationships, and have people get help...because by the time it gets to that point, it's more dangerous and it's harder to extricate themselves," Brown said. ..."

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Six Seconds Of Exercise 'Can Transform Health'

Posted in Weight Loss 7/29/2014

"... Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert the "astronomical" costs of ill health in elderly people. Experts said the study emphasised the benefits of exercise at any age. ..."

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Study Leads To Longer Life For Patients With Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer 7/29/2014

"... When 65-year-old Dale Pagenkopf heard the three words no one wants to hear – you’ve got cancer – he thought his life would soon be over. “I thought, I’m not going to be around for very long, so I need to get some things taken care of,” says Pagenkopf. Diagnosed with prostate cancer, the disease very quickly spread to lymph nodes in his groin area. That’s when his doctor, Essentia Health Oncologist Dr. Daniel Nikcevich, suggested Pagenkopf take part in a clinical trial. The study looked at the timing of when to introduce chemotherapy to prostate cancer patients. ..."

Children Are Suffering As Mental Health Services Fail To Cope, Say Parents and Teachers

Posted in Mental Health 7/29/2014

"... The Department for Education recently issued a 47-page guidance document on mental health and behaviour in schools, which covers, among other things, how to recognise the signs of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders and refer children to the local Camhs service. But some headteachers say this is missing the point. ..."

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Lower-Income Students Getting Shut Out of Sports

Posted in Sports 7/29/2014

"... Even school teams are getting more expensive. A study by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that 61 percent of respondents reported paying to participate in middle school and high school sports. The end result is that a significant share of lower-income children and adolescents find themselves shut out of team sports. ..."

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Nutrition And Diet Questions Answered

Posted in Nutrition 7/29/2014

"... Q: Help! I can't control myself when I start eating! How can I limit my portions?

A: You’re not alone. Thousands, if not millions of people struggle with portion control many times throughout the day. I know ­ that doesn’t make you feel better. But because it is such a common problem, there are some strategies you can use to help control your portions. ..."

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Equinox's Plan to Take Over Fitness As We Know It

Posted in Fitness 7/29/2014

"... Equinox, the upscale gym chain, is acquiring another trendy fitness company to add to its growing exercise empire. Equinox, based in New York, now operates 73 clubs in cities that include New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. The company announced today that it is acquiring six Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club locations from Boston-based Millennium Partners Sports Club Management. ..."

Lawyers, Divorced Residents Weigh Pros, Cons of N.J. Alimony Reform Bill on Christie's Desk

Posted in Alimony 7/28/2014

"... West Windsor lawyer Grace Dennigan has seen men and women come into her office during a difficult divorce with hopes of leaving with a settlement that gives them the financial support they need. But proposed legislation that is currently awaiting Gov. Christie’s signature could deny many people that hope, she said, as the new law would reduce the length of time that New Jersey residents who get divorced will have to pay alimony. ..."

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Marriage Is About More Than Finding A Soul Mate

Posted in Marriage 7/28/2014

"... According to W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, the marriage decline is contributing to income inequality and is hurting economic mobility. "Children whose parents fail to get, and stay, married to one another are more likely ... to run afoul of the law, to flounder in school, and to end up idle as adults," writes Wilcox in the Index. ..."

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Parenting In America

Posted in Parenting 7/28/2014

"... Parenting has changed dramatically in the past half-century. When labour-saving products such as washing machines, dishwashers and ready meals started to spread, people naturally assumed that parents would soon have much more free time. Not so. Although the average American couple spent eight hours a week less on household chores in 2011 compared with 1965, according to the Pew Research Centre, more than all of this extra time was gobbled up by child care ..." 

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