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Health alert – picking the right team to tackle opioid painkiller dependence

Health alert – picking the right team to tackle opioid painkiller dependence

A Silent Epidemic (BPT) – Prescription painkiller dependence has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In 2010, 12 million Americans reported misuse of prescription painkillers in just one year.…

How teens can make a difference and do something good this summer

How teens can make a difference and do something good this summer

Every teenager looks forward to the lazy days of summer. But don’t underestimate the power of today’s youth – a growing number want to do something to make a difference.…

CC Sabathia pitches in to help bring fast relief to Americans in need by raising donations for the American Red Cross

CC Sabathia pitches in to help bring fast relief to Americans in need by raising donations for the American Red Cross

When a community faces a disaster, it’s important to have an all-star team onsite to help provide fast relief. Much like with disaster relief efforts, speed is essential in baseball…

Five steps to impact community health positively through education

Five steps to impact community health positively through education

Health education is a rewarding career for many. You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to become involved. It takes professionals in accounting, research, law and administration…

From political schemer to prison reformer: The life of Chuck Colson remembered

From political schemer to prison reformer: The life of Chuck Colson remembered

In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent Chuck Colson, White House special counsel and self-described “hatchet man,” to federal prison. After experiencing a conversion to evangelical Christianity – a metamorphosis so…

A woman’s ‘rare’ journey: life with an uncommon disease

A woman’s ‘rare’ journey: life with an uncommon disease

Everyone has a rare quality or a characteristic that sets him or her apart from others – a special talent, a unique interest or, for some, a rare disease. A…

Rock-climber with diabetes on a 365-day climbing challenge: With the right tools, gear and attitude, each mountain can be conquered

Rock-climber with diabetes on a 365-day climbing challenge: With the right tools, gear and attitude, each mountain can be conquered

A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day…

Taking strides to stop diabetes

Taking strides to stop diabetes

Every year, rain or shine, walkers across the country join together to bring awareness to a deadly disease. They walk for their friends, family, co-workers and themselves. Step Out: Walk…

Help for teaching kids money management skills

Help for teaching kids money management skills

Even though financial education courses for children are proven to contribute to improved savings rates and other financial measures, only 12 states require a personal finance course for high school…

Grammy-winner Jon Secada shares family’s message: Don’t stay silent with a silent disease

Grammy-winner Jon Secada shares family’s message: Don’t stay silent with a silent disease

In the United States, chronic hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne viral disease. In spite of this, many people may not be aware that they have it; an estimated…