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5 tips to stop bullying and build relationships

5 tips to stop bullying and build relationships

There are few parents who don’t occasionally worry about whether or not their child is being bullied at school. In recent years, the issue has gained national attention, and efforts…

Green your space this fall

Green your space this fall

Fall signals the end of summer and the beginning of vibrantly colored leaves on the ground, pumpkin patches and refreshingly cooler temperatures. Early fall is also the perfect time of…

Teachers: the resource students need most remains in short supply

Teachers: the resource students need most remains in short supply

The role of teachers in today’s society cannot be understated. Outside of a child’s parents, teachers are often the primary adult influencers in a young person’s life. Yet this essential…

Community campaign to promote sportsmanship could earn youth sports teams $2,500

Community campaign to promote sportsmanship could earn youth sports teams $2,500

As fall arrives and kids return to school, both parents and young athletes will also be preparing for a busy schedule of youth sports. At such a time, it’s worth…

5 ways to support your student and your school this year

5 ways to support your student and your school this year

It’s back to school season again. Time for schoolwork and sports, plays and parties, friends and field trips. For students, parents and teachers, this is an exciting time of year.…

A year later, Raju’s independence remains strong

A year later, Raju’s independence remains strong

Everyone cherishes a particular independence day. Brazilians celebrate their independence from Portugal September 7 and the Japanese celebrate their independence on February 11. For the Finnish, December 6 marks the…

4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran’s life

4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran’s life

Combat-wounded veterans often face a new kind of battle when they return home. Of the 51,000 service members that the Congressional Research Service reports have been injured in Iraq and…

Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50 and beyond

Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50 and beyond

Do you ever wake up and think “Wow, I don’t feel as young as I used to?” It’s a sentiment shared by people of every age group. Fortunately, it doesn’t…

New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration

New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration

When Joan Nick, an 87-year-old retiree, was diagnosed with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in her left eye, she was worried about going blind. Joan had already…

Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself

Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself

If you’ve ever taken them, you know prescription opioids can provide a clinically safe and effective solution to pain management. They can also be very addictive, however, and protecting against…