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Mike Wells: Increase insurance coverage to protect you and your family against common challenges

Mike Wells: Increase insurance coverage to protect you and your family against common challenges

Part of the value of the law is to help citizens avoid many legal problems. The best legal problems are the ones that never happen. Here are two of the biggest challenges — and affordable steps to avoid the long-term financial impact on your family because of them. Long term care insurance Many of us …

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My mentally ill son was shot dead by the police.  Here's what needs to change so other moms can protect their children.

My mentally ill son was shot dead by the police. Here’s what needs to change so other moms can protect their children.

Taun Hall worked for years to get help for her son who struggled with mental health issues. The only resource she found was law enforcement, but in the end he was killed by the police. This is the story of his loss and his efforts to make a difference, told to journalist Haven Orecchio-Egresitz. Loading …

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Passion, exercise and relationships protect against cognitive decline

Passion, exercise and relationships protect against cognitive decline

Share on PinterestIn a recent article, researchers reviewed studies linking three key lifestyle factors to brain health. Images Mint RF/Getty Images In a recent article, researchers reviewed studies linking exercise, relationships and passion to brain health. They found reasonable evidence that all three factors provide protection against cognitive decline. Their review noted that randomized controlled …

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An experiment reveals that an hour-long nature walk reduces amygdala activity, which may protect mental health

An experiment reveals that an hour-long nature walk reduces amygdala activity, which may protect mental health

A new study published in the journal Molecular psychiatry offers evidence that a simple nature walk can reduce activity in stress-related brain regions. The experiment found that participants who walked for an hour in a forest showed decreased amygdala activity during a stressful task, unlike those who walked for an hour in a city. Natural …

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A Gen Z cashier earning $13 an hour says she's "acting on her salary" to protect her sanity: "It's not the sum total of your whole life.  It's literally just a job.

A Gen Z cashier earning $13 an hour says she’s “acting on her salary” to protect her sanity: “It’s not the sum total of your whole life. It’s literally just a job.

Claire, a 22-year-old cashier, is doing the job she was hired to do, nothing more, nothing less. More and more people are adopting the principle of “playing their salary” by not doing work outside of their job description. She said Gen Z has a different approach to work and more separation from employers. Loading Something …

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Op-Ed: Protect the Dreamers.  America needs students like me to stay on our path to becoming doctors

Op-Ed: Protect the Dreamers. America needs students like me to stay on our path to becoming doctors

I am a proud undocumented medical student attending UCLA medical school – a reality that still feels like a dream. It’s a reality thanks to the 2012 Deferred Action Policy for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. However, the DACA program and its beneficiaries remain at risk as the policy could be terminated by court order any …

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New 'digital masks' touted as ways to protect patient privacy

New ‘digital masks’ touted as ways to protect patient privacy

Photo: Al David Sacks/Getty Images Technologists writing in the journal Nature have created a digital “mask”, dubbed the DM, which they say offers a pragmatic approach to protecting patient privacy in electronic health records and during virtual healthcare visits. There also appear to be clinical benefits for DM. The technology is based on real-time 3D …

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‘This shouldn’t be normalized’: Why musicians are canceling tours to protect their mental health

In early August, the Yard Acts were at Stansted Airport, waiting for a flight to Sicily, when singer James Smith hit a wall. “I felt like I was in a stable,” he says. “I was banging my head on the table and saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’” Since the Leeds post-punk band released their …

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