• Spotlight on Mental Wellness During National Children’s Health Month

    Eric Galatas Public News Service OMAHA, Neb. – October is Children’s Health Month, and with the new school year just underway, Nebraska Children’s Home Society is encouraging parents, teachers and communities across the state to take steps to improve children’s physical and mental health. Briana Woodside, the society’s pregnancy,...
  • 3 Tips to Raise a Drug-Free Child

    StatePoint By the time teens graduate from high school, about 45 percent will have tried marijuana, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And while marijuana is one of the most used substances among teenagers, it is not the only one of concern today. The drug epidemic is an...
  • 7 surprising benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles

    BPT There’s a quiet movement going on in this country, and it doesn’t involve apps, data or the latest fad. Following the lead of vinyl record albums, coloring books and traditional board games, jigsaw puzzles are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Perhaps, because it’s an opportunity to unplug and...
  • Flu-Fighting Facts

    NAPS The flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is...
  • HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE IT’S TIME TO GET VACCINATED FOR THE FLU

    Santa Clara County Valley Health Centers offer free flu shots in many locations   SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA. – Free flu shots for adults over 19 will be available at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s geographically accessible “Valley Health Centers” beginning on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Adult Flu Vaccine Fairs...
  • Covered California: Shop and Save for 2019

    CoveredCA The 2019 Covered California rates and plans have been announced, and there is plenty of good news for consumers in Santa Clara County. First, the average overall rate increase for existing consumers in the county who renew the plan they have now is 6.3 percent, which is below...
  • Making it count: 5 tips for choosing a health plan

    BPT This fall millions will head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections, but they have another important choice to make as well: their health care coverage for 2019. People will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plans for 2019 during...
  • TO PREVENT YOUTH OPIOID MISUSE, MANY STATES ARE MORE EFFECTIVELY REGULATING PRESCRIPTIONS

    ANDRA WILKINSON, HANNAH WINSLOW Child Trends The majority of people who misuse drugs start before their 18th birthday. Furthermore, the risk of addiction increases when drug use starts in adolescence, making this period a key prevention window. Leftover prescription pills, either from one’s own prescription or those of family or friends, are the dominant...
  • Mantenga segura a su familia deshaciéndose de los opioides recetados sin utilizar

    BPT ¿Quiere contribuir a la seguridad de su familia y su comunidad? Deshágase de los opioides recetados que no use y que podrían estar en sus botiquines, cajones o cualquier otro sitio donde guarda sus medicamentos. ¿Qué son los opioides? Los opioides de venta con receta son medicamentos potentes...