Health

Take a Mental Health Break! Part 2

If you’re having a particularly taxing day at the office, take a mental health break. This could mean taking a brief walk to get away from your desk and get a new perspective on things, or perhaps it means taking…

Take a Mental Health Break! Part 1

Life is crazy these days. Between work, family, home responsibilities, and extracurricular events, you barely have time to breathe. Sound familiar … you need a mental health break!

Selected Essay: Osteoporosis. Part 1

Thank you to everyone who submitted a personal story about your experiences with osteoporosis. The author of the selected essay below will receive a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com!

Keeping Kids Safe on the Field. Part 2

Moving young athletes into different sports each season can decrease repetitive activities. Encouraging young athletes to stretch regularly and improve flexibility is another way to reduce overuse injuries. Stretching exercises should be done prior to contests and practices as part…

Heart Disease in Adolescents

A recent study published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in its journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (Vol. 33, No. 2, p.270), found obesity to be a stronger risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD)…

Who Are the Antisocials?

Antisocial personality disorder, or ASP, has been found in people from all nations, racial and ethnic groups, and societies. Studies using standard criteria found relatively similar rates of ASP in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Korea. The United States National…

Six Ways to Fight Depression

Educate yourself about arthritis — The devil you don’t know is scarier than the devil you know. By educating yourself about both the challenges you face and the treatment options available, you can regain a sense of control over your…

Releasing the Pain, Part 2

I began drinking to cover up the pain. I even went to school buzzed, and my friends began to notice. I dismissed their concerns and went on with my self-destructiveness. I went out to a club once, and I got…

Releasing the Pain, Part 1

My name is Dianne, and I am 19 years old. I have been injuring myself for about five years. There are a lot of reasons behind why I injure myself. As a young child, my mother physically and emotionally abused…