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  • Rape Culture in America

    The term “rape culture” has been used to describe the attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate sexual violence.  Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, slut-shaming, sexual objectification of women and girls, trivializing rape, denying the widespread prevalence of rape, and failing to acknowledge the harm caused by sexual violence. We are groomed and…

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  • Mental Health in the United States

    Americans have been shaken in recent years by the news of tragedies caused by individuals suffering from inadequately treated depression or other mental illnesses. Mental illnesses have increased significantly among adolescents and young adults. Since 2008, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States. In 2016,…

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  • IT’S TIME

    The Constitution was written many years ago and really needs some changes. Here are my suggestions: Clean and easy, the president can be born anywhere. Becoming president is a rigorous experience. If the public votes you in, your birthplace is irrelevant. Presidents should serve 5 or 6-year terms. It’s a waste of energy for a…

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  • Income Inequality’s Effects on Diabetes & Diet

    So often, we echo sentiments about “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” and working hard for what we want in life, but there’s a reality we usually seem to miss. Frequently, the systems within which we work are not set up to actualize the dreams we strive for. All too often, our systems are constructed…

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  • Gratitude: Our Bodies’ Natural Anti-Depressant

    If you look up the word gratitude in the dictionary you will find it is a noun that describes the state of being grateful, thankful, and appreciative. But research has found is when you turn that noun into an action, expressing gratitude on a regular basis, there are numerous mental and physical health benefits, including…

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  • Malnutrition in America

    While the news is full of stories of malnutrition elsewhere in the world, many people don’t realize that malnutrition is a problem in the United States, as well. Malnutrition is the condition that develops when the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function. The…

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  • Staying Healthy Through Flu Season

    There are only four seasons; flu season does not have to be one of them. Flu viruses commonly circulates during the winter months when people are inside more, getting less sunlight, and dealing with the stress and food indulgences associated with the winter holidays.  These factors make us more vulnerable to both encountering the virus…

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  • Why Women Who Smoke Don’t Quit

    November is National Smoking Cessation Month (Don’t forget to quit smoking) Smoking causes cancer.  Everybody knows that.  More significantly, everybody knows that everybody knows that.  It follows unsurprisingly then that campaigns to get people to stop smoking produce diminishing returns as peek awareness is met and sustained.  Cessation campaigns are important as younger generations advance,…

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  • Winter Skin Care Tips

    The cold days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also result in the uncomfortable dryness of the skin of the face, hands and feet. For some individuals, the skin becomes so dry that it cracks, flakes and aggravates eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed), or leads to…

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