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National Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts to Boost your Mental Health

Monday, March 17, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, March 17, 2014

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Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in.

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Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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This week is National Public Health Week, an annual celebration of public health sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Today’s theme is “Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School”. Children spend 180 days in school every year. The lessons and habits children gain during this time influence the rest of their lives. Our nation’s children develop eating habits through the National School Lunch program, which feeds more than 31 million children each day.

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