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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Long-Term Cannabis Consumption Increases Violent Behaviour in Young People in Psychiatric Care

A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than that associated with alcohol or cocaine.

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UCLA Expert on Depression and Its Impact on Success at College

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People with vulnerability towards depression and anxiety frequently experience the onset of such disorders around age 18.

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Studies Inconsistent on When Concussed Students Should Return to Learn, Policies and Protocols May Be Needed

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Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB and Children’s of Alabama researchers are looking to answer.

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10 Health Tips for Female College Students

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For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.

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The Medical Minute: Dealing with the ‘Back to School’ Butterflies

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At the first mention of back- to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of apprehension. However, for some children, the thought of going back to school can trigger anxiety that interferes with their daily life.

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Lunch Packing Tips for Parents and Students

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Whether you’re a parent filling your child’s lunchbox, or a university student on a budget, UNLV instructor and registered dietitian nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips for keeping that midday meal nutritious, delicious, and affordable.

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Supporting Children in Distress: The Power of Parental Emotion Coaching

he Importance of Responding Well to Children’s Emotional Distress

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When a Lot Is Too Much: Childhood Stress and Extracurricular Activities

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After-school activities like sports, clubs, dance lessons and volunteering provide important enrichment opportunities for schoolchildren, but too much participation without enough downtime, or participating for the wrong reasons could lead to unhealthy levels of stress in children.

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Back-to-School Worries for Parents? 1 in 3 Very Concerned Bullying, Cyberbullying Will Impact Their Kids

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What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school.







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