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  • Ableism Puts Lives at Risk During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Christina Knorr is always up for a new adventure. Living with Spina Bifida, she’s completed a Bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She’s gone skydiving, has an effervescent personality, is a loyal friend with a contagious smile, and yet, she is terrified during this Pandemic. “It’s…

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  • FFH’s Unofficial, Unverified Coronavirus Wellness Hacks

    Here at FFH, we are all very focused on health and wellness. We are very concerned about what  impact COVID-19 will have on ourselves, our love ones, and our community. We have been sharing suggestions within our group about possible ways to protect ourselves from this, as well as other viruses and thought we would…

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  • Coping Strategies for the Involuntary Shut-In

    Without a definitive end in sight, social distancing can be a recipe for stress. Unfortunately, self-isolation has taken away for many of us some of our means to manage our stress. In less than a week, without the means to manage our stress productively, most of us are now home eating, drinking, streaming videos, and…

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  • The Connection Between Vaping and Coronavirus

    The rising popularity of vaping has been dramatic, especially among youth in America. Originally marketed as a device for smoking cessation, over the years they have acquired a more fashionable status and have become commonly available in retail stores and through websites. This is in part due to companies’ aggressive marketing campaigns.  Also, it is…

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  • Coronavirus Deepens the Economic Divide in America

    The news is rife with articles about people hoarding supplies in order to both safely weather a “shelter in place” (food, toilet tissue) and buy things needed to combat the spread of illness (Lysol, bleach, medicines). But what about those who simple can’t afford to do so?  In the recent hysteria, it’s easy to lose…

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  • Ten Ways to Ensure Your Coronavirus Food Supply Doesn’t Go to Waste

    So you are home “quarantined” with a six-month supply of groceries, and your perishables are perishing. What can you do? Here are some quick tips to help you not waste food during self-isolation: Milk that Starts to Sour: Make Cheese! Pour 1 half-gallon of sour milk into a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a…

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  • Managing Mental Health During Quarantine

    Managing Mental Health During Quarantine For those struggling with their mental health already, the social distancing/quarantine as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic can make a bad situation an awful situation. For many, the sources of their mental health issues stem from family relationship issues and being quarantined inside a home with those triggers may…

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  • Focus for Health Stays Connected During the Covid-19 Pandemic…

    Dear Focus for Health Family, The Coronavirus has made its way stateside, and we are all doing our part to mitigate exposure and prevent further spreading of this novel disease. Here at Focus for Health, we hope to continue to provide unbiased, science-based articles on our topics of interest. While we are “socially distancing” physically,…

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  • Bullying and Suicide

    Not a day goes by without another direful tale of bullying making headlines. Last month 9-year-old Quaden Bayles was bullied at school for his dwarfism. A Facebook live video of him sobbing uncontrollably – saying to the camera: “Give me a knife, I want to kill myself” in the back of his mother’s car went…

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  • Time Poverty: A Relentless Thief of Good Health

    Time is one of humanity’s most precious resources, but for many Americans, lost time is an unfortunate cost of living in poverty. A 2014 study by Harvard and Berkeley researchers found that commutes lasting 15 minutes or less had a greater impact on intergenerational mobility than any other enviro factor, including crime and/or single-parent status….

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