Patients turning to GoFundMe to fill insurance gaps
Setting up a GoFundMe page has become a go–to way for people in need of help to pay their doctors and other health providers. Medical fundraisers now account for 1 in 3 of the website’s campaigns. Read more
Gratitude journaling is good for your health
And noting your gratitude seems to pay off: There’s a growing body of research on the benefits of gratitude. Studies have found that giving thanks and counting blessings can help people sleep better, and lower stress and improve interpersonal relationships. Earlier this year, a study found that keeping a gratitude journal decreased materialism, and bolstered generosity... Read more
Later school start time pays off for teens
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Seattle district moved the official start times for middle and high schools nearly an hour later, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. This was no easy feat; it meant rescheduling extracurricular activities and bus routes. But the bottom line goal was met:... Read more
Teen vaping is soaring
There’s yet more disturbing news about kids vaping nicotine. Vaping jumped dramatically again among high school students between 2017 and 2018. In fact, it was the biggest one-year spike of any kind in the 44 years the Monitoring the Future survey has been tracking substance abuse by young people. Read more
Fentanyl is the most dangerous overdose drug in the U.S.
Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday from the CDC. The report sheds a bright light on the changing nature of America’s drug landscape – and the devastating number of overdose deaths that have... Read more

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