7 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Oil

7 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD Oil

By Kimberly Dawson Medicinal use of cannabis has been part of traditional healing for a long time. People who know about Cannabis are also aware of its psychological effects. It imparts a “high” feeling, sometimes triggering anxiety or fear. For this reason, the benefits it offers are

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As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

By Claudia Finkelstein (Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University), Jennifer E. Johnson (Professor of Public Health, Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry, Michigan State University, and Julia Felton (Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, Michigan State University) As millions across the U.S. prepare to return to

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The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

By Margot Greenlee, Artistic Director, BodyWise Dance If you had told me on March 1 I’d be wearing a face mask to pick up milk, pulling on gloves to pump my gas and limiting in-person contact to my children before the month was out, I’d have looked at you

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Container gardening tips

Container gardening tips

Gardening is beneficial in various ways. The AARP states that some of the health perks associated with gardening include improved mood, increased vitamin D levels (which benefits bones and immune system) and reduced risk of dementia. In addition, if gardening efforts include growing herbs, fruits and vegetables,

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Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

Try an Organic Perspective and Improve Your Children’s Health

By Bojana Petkovic Parents’ biggest concern is the health and wellbeing of their children. Proper nutrition significantly influences overall health, so many parents try to install good habits on their young ones. Conventional food is often attractively wrapped and abundantly available. As tastes are concerned, it’s certainly

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More than ever, hugging trees is good for your health

More than ever, hugging trees is good for your health

Modern society creates a lot of stress in our everyday lives, making nature therapy, like tree hugging, an accessible option for many people. While hugging a tree may initially sound like a silly thought, the benefits are vast and evidence-based. And now, as social distancing measures necessitated

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Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

Nursing Professor Offers Tips to Help Children with Autism Eat Well

School nurses are critical to the health care of children with autism since they work with a population susceptible to malnutrition, says a Ball State University nursing professor. “These children are often picky eaters,” said Connie McIntosh, An associate Professor in the College of Health. “Parents and schools

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The Real Reasons Autistic People are Stressed During the Holidays

The Real Reasons Autistic People are Stressed During the Holidays

By Terra Vance Holidays are thrilling times for a lot of people, but autistics– even if they love the season– tend to be extra stressed during the holidays. One thing I’ve learned from neurotypical/non-autistic parents and partners of autistics is that they struggle to understand how their

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