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  • Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope
    Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Kids who experience bullying can become depressed, develop low self-esteem, avoid school, feel physically ill, and even think about killing themselves.
  • Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?
    A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.
  • Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves
    More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.
  • Caring for the Caregiver
    Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be adult children, spouses, siblings, friends or neighbors, who help with daily activities such as bathing, feeding and clothing.
  • Close the Door on Intimate Partner Violence
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines intimate partner violence as actual or threatened physical or sexual violence, or psychological and emotional abuse, directed at a spouse, former spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or dating partner.
  • Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking
    Many teenagers still think smoking is cool. Here are some tools to help parents stay diligent in keeping their kids from smoking.
  • Coping with Miscarriage
    A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
  • Could Your Child Have a Drug Problem?
    Before assuming your child is taking drugs, find out if something else may be causing him or her to behave unusually.
  • Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging
    In general, only about three percent of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20 to 30 percent of persons in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
  • Doing Your Part to Help Prevent Drunken Driving
    Just about everybody loves a party. But if your party menu includes alcohol, be a smart host and insist that your guests to play it safe on the way home.
  • Don't Swallow Your Emotions
  • Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medications
    If you have more than two medications to manage, consider getting a pill organizer -- a special container marked with the days of the week. Besides housing multiple medications, a compartmentalized organizer can be useful for keeping track of the medications you've taken.
  • Emotional Eating: How to Cope
    Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
  • Emotions and Cardiac Health
    Recent research shows a clear link between heart disease and certain stress-related emotions.
  • End-of-Life Concerns for Cancer Patients
    How you choose to live out and prepare for the end of your life, are choices that you are able to make, to make this time as meaningful as possible.