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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. It’s a day to recognize the importance of promoting good mental health in our children and to recognize what can harm their mental health. People are generally aware that bullying or the death of a parent can have impact. But what else should we know?

Exposure to traumatic events can substantially negatively impact a child’s mental health and have repercussions long into adulthood – not only on their mental health but on their physical health as well. In a recent study researchers estimated that 26 percent of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event before the age of 4. In addition to death of a loved one, traumatic experiences can include witnessing domestic violence, experiencing abuse or neglect, having a life-threatening illness or injury, or living with a family member whose care-giving ability is impaired.

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Robbins Wellness Center expands practice, vision

Robbins Wellness Center expands practice, vision

Pictured: Dr. Juneau and his wife Anika Robbins outside Dr. Robbins' chiropractic office, Cultural Chiropractic. Cultural Chiropractic is connected to the adjoining, recently opened Robbins Wellness Center.

People may come to chiropractor, Dr. Juneau Robbins for treatment of an ailing back, but many leave with more than just an adjustment.

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State gets $73 million in health care cost savings

State gets $73 million in health care cost savings

Healthcare workers serving persons who receive assistance from Minnesota Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care programs applaud the return of $73 million in health care cost savings to the state by major health plans. The return is thanks to the  1% cap on profits agreed to last year between Commissioner of Human Services Lucinda Jesson, HealthPartners, Medica, UCare, and BlueCross BlueShield. 

Pictured: Lucinda Jesson

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Making a visit to the doctor without leaving home

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sometimes you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten. Cueing up a Skype session with your physician might be the most efficacious solution to getting immediate care, avoiding a missed appointment (and $40 co-pay), and to skipping the marathon waiting room sessions and  flipping through out dated issuemagazines.

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Agencies enhance security for prescription medications

Hospitals, health care providers, state government and law enforcement have joined together to create a set of best practices that hospitals and health care facilities can use to enhance security for controlled substances, including narcotics and other powerful prescription medications.

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Cancer fact or fiction: Separating myths from good information

Cancer fact or fiction: Separating myths from good information

To many, cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses in modern medicine. But much of this fear is a result of myths that have circulated for years in spite of the good information that is available. Indeed, many of cancer's mysteries have been solved, and a great deal of success has been achieved in curing patients and helping them live longer and better lives. In spite of advances in cancer treatment and prognosis, many continue to believe in myths surrounding cancer.  In particular, studies have shown that African Americans are more likely than whites to maintain some erroneous beliefs about cancer.

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Understanding healing and domestic abuse

Understanding healing and domestic abuse

Emotional verbal abuse in marriage is commonplace in couples of all walks of life. Sometimes it's an innocent reflexive gesture that comes out unconsciously. And other times, it's an oral blow intended to smack you across your heart and soul.

The question is what do you do in the moment it comes your way? And then, as a result of this, what follows?

Swallowing emotional and verbal abuse

Spousal abuse survivors become accustomed to swallowing emotional and verbal abuse as though it was part of their daily bread. They come to see it simply as "what he does."

They know that if they challenge it, there will be more. So, they quietly hold their own...chewing...stewing...digesting the indigestible.

Then the day comes when they say to themselves, "That's it, no more!" But this doesn't stop his being emotionally and verbally abusive.

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