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Patti Neighmond

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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

Monday, July 21, 2014

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

Monday, July 07, 2014

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

Monday, June 09, 2014

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

Monday, May 26, 2014

The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.

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That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment

Monday, May 12, 2014

Once a drug is approved by the FDA, doctors can use it as they see fit. That can be brilliant or risky, depending on the medication and the patient.

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Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements

Monday, April 28, 2014

It sounds so simple; slap on a testosterone patch and you're feeling young again. But for many men, the problem may really be obesity or diabetes. Here's how to know.

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Lee Bollinger, a former president at the University of Michigan, about Tuesday's ruling. Bollinger was president during two earlier landmark affirmative action cases.

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How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die. The stroke patients also have fewer significant disabilities.

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

Monday, April 21, 2014

When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

Monday, April 07, 2014

Patients undergoing chemotherapy need to eat to stay strong. But the drugs can cause nausea and damage taste buds. New flavors and spices can help a lot, a chef says.

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Battery-Powered Headband Helps Prevent Migraines

Monday, March 24, 2014

The latest treatment is a high tech, metallic headband that stops pain by sending electrical signals through the skin to the "trigeminal" nerve, a nerve thought to play a role in many migraines.

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Casinos, Sites Of Excess, Might Actually Help Families Slim Down

Monday, March 10, 2014

A recent study finds that a casino's expansion was associated with an increase in family income in its community. In turn, that increase in household income helped lead to a decrease in childhood obesity.

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Monday, March 10, 2014

It used to be parents worried that their kids were hanging out with the wrong crowd. Now they need to worry about hanging out with the wrong crowd on Instagram. But do online influences matter?

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Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco, Too

Thursday, March 06, 2014

One of the big arguments for cigarettes is that they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But an analysis of teens finds that the rise of vaping hasn't led to a big drop in tobacco use.

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Marijuana May Hurt The Developing Teen Brain

Monday, March 03, 2014

Studies show regular marijuana use by teens โ€” once a week or more โ€” affects areas dealing with memory and problem solving. That can hurt cognition and academic performance.

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Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.

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School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

Monday, December 02, 2013

Teenagers say their parents often don't realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.

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Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

Monday, October 28, 2013

These days teenagers shun milk and reach for the energy drinks. That doesn't bode well for their bones, since most of the adult skeleton is built between ages 9 and 14. Calcium and vitamin are crucial, but perhaps the most surprising ingredient for strong bones is exercise.

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