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How to Reduce Conflict and Foster Healing
In a nation divided, hurting, and fearful , the pressure is mounting. When tension and conflict escalate, do you know how to help In various types of equipment, a pressure relief valve is used to release the pressure that builds up over time. If the pressure is not reduced, it can lead to fires, explosions, or other forms of complete breakdown. The same is true for humans. When tension, conflict, or pressure builds too much, it may come out in anger and vi ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Solving the Mystery of the Angel of the Asphalt
A friend sent me this striking image a collector had reproduced as a postcard in 1993, and titled Angel of the Asphalt A Miracle on Maplewood Drive. The attribution on the back guessed its original date at 1954. Irony had accumulated over those four decades between the original and the reproduction. The collector, in a skeptical, post-modern spirit, meant the copy to evoke and poke fun at a hokey, bygone ideal.
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Access to asthma meds, plus flu vaccines, keep kids with asthma healthy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA November 11, 2016 - Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. The first study looked at outcomes for kids with asthma following passage of a bill in Missouri which provides schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. It ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. All three are early life factors which can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could have an impact in curbing the growth in childhood overweight and obesity. The paper ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Hillary Clinton Was Poised To Be The Best Mental Health President In History
In the days following the election, people in marginalized groups attacked by Donald Trump mdash from women to Muslims to the LGBTQ community mdash are worried about what his presidency will mean for their safety and well-being.
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
A Nation, Divided, with Liberty and Justice for the Few
I am one of the few people who predicted not in writing that Donald Trump would be the 45th president of the US since early in 2016, at a time when everyone else said it was just plain impossible, providing a long list of facts and figures that proved, for them, that there was no way under the sun that he would be elected. Back in April, I wrote a piece called What Will We Do if Trump Is the Next President In that piece, I talked about things from the dist ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
When You Just Can't Get Over It
As a researcher and professor on issues of violence and trauma , the prevailing carry on move on get beyond rhetoric and the unification reconciliation narrative is not helpful. Even Hillary expressed that we need to have an open mind and give Trump a chance to lead. That s generous, kind and classy for a concession speech. But, for practical activism, it feels more far-fetched at the moment. Some need time to breathe, pause, connect with others, be alone, ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Fighting Climate Change in a Post-Factual Age
Donald Trump has been elected president, and brings with him an agenda to overhaul the Environmental Protection Agency EPA . The most likely person to lead the transition of this agency will be Myron Ebell, an outspoken climate skeptic . The Trump Administration on Climate Change In a response to questions from Scientific American , the Trump campaign stated There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of climate change. Perhaps the best ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Sex-related differences in brain may influence substance abuse in adolescents ...
A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in the design of better methods for early detection and more targeted prevention and treatment. Dr. Hilary Blumberg, senior author of the study pointed out that bipolar and substance use disorders often develop together in adolescence, and this co-occurrence increa ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Study: UChicago's CommunityRx intervention helps patients find community resou...
New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally. That s according to new findings published Nov. 9 in the journal Health Affairs . The program called CommunityRx launched in 2012 with funding from a 5.9 million federal innovation award. The program works by generating customized e-prescriptio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Brain scans could help predict response to psychotherapy for anxiety and depre...
Nov. 10, 2016 - Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a review of current research in the November December issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry , published by Wolters Kluwer . Studies show promising initial evidence that specific neuroimaging markers might help in predicting the chances of a good response to psychotherapy, or choosing between ps ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
N.C. children in rural counties, high poverty schools face obesity risk
DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina children who live in rural counties or attend high poverty schools are more likely to be obese, a newly published study finds. The research, available online this week in the Journal of School Health , analyzed Body Mass Index data from 74,665 third through fifth grade students from 317 urban and rural schools. The researchers looked at whether the socioeconomic and racial composition of a school affected the likelihood of ch ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
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