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Latine Instructor at NJ Pride Center helps people find their creativity

Leticia Viloria started the virtual class with questions, a few laughs and a different task for each of the half-dozen participants. “Create a story using only words you have made up,” Viloria asked one attendee. “Say hello or introduce yourself to someone you don’t know,” she told another. She encouraged everyone on the Zoom call …

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SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

New research shows that SBIRT – screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse – is effective in preventing substance use among adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. In a collection of 12 articles published as a supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Healththe investigators offered new insights into the role of …

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Carolyn Hansen: Happiness comes from within and exercise helps

Carolyn Hansen: Happiness comes from within and exercise helps

Endorphins are natural “feel good” hormones and are produced in the brain during intense physical activity. Photo / 123rf OPINION Happiness is almost a global obsession these days. The self-help shelves of bookstores and online websites are full of offers that promise to help you find or achieve happiness. We could define happiness as just …

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Approval of New Pediatric Medicine Residency Program Helps Improve Child and Family Care in Nevada |  University of Nevada, Reno

Approval of New Pediatric Medicine Residency Program Helps Improve Child and Family Care in Nevada | University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), and Renown Health are pleased to announce the accreditation of a new three-year pediatric residency program with the Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education (ACGME). The inaugural cohort of pediatric residents will begin next summer, in July 2023. The new residency will help shape future …

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Soleus Muscle Helps Burn Fat While Sitting, Researchers Reveal

Soleus Muscle Helps Burn Fat While Sitting, Researchers Reveal

“As far as we know, this is the first concerted effort to develop a specialized type of contractile activity focused on optimizing human metabolic processes.” When UPS was challenged, overall effects on blood chemistry included a 52% improvement in blood glucose (sugar) excursion and a 60% reduction in the need for insulin three hours after …

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Eliminating pollution helps dispel the fog of aging and may reduce the risk of dementia

Over the past decade, a growing body of research has shown that air pollution harms the brains of older adults, contributing to cognitive decline and dementia. What is unclear is whether improving air quality would benefit brain health. Two studies published this year by researchers from six universities and the National Institute on Aging provide …

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