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Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook Shooting

Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a propensity for violence, but some key reforms enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting depend on funding that has…

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Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a propensity for violence, but some key reforms enacted … Read the referenced story here: Mental…

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Spend 50% Less Time Taking Care Of Your Plants With This App

Home gardening is an enjoyable family activity whose benefits extend beyond your body’s wellness, the environment, and your wallet. There’s the versatility of growing whatever pleases you all year round. There’s also the assurance of efficiently getting the freshest and safest organic herbs, greens and spices at your yard. Being a home gardener at the digital age is awesome, though, in the midst of your busy, hectic schedule, all your plants may wither off and die. The many gardening apps for Android and iOS devices are information-rich and undeniably helpful…

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Tell Your Loved Ones ‘Eye’ Care By Doing This

For better or for worse, we all work on our computer screens for hours a day; many of us with desk jobs use it all day. One major downside is the way in which the blue light from the screen tires our eyes. But this all seems inevitable at this point. If not our computers, then our smartphones or iPads or tablets. What does blue light do to our eyes? The harm that blue light can do to our eyes has been well-documented. Not only does it cause eyestrain and…

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Health Care and ‘The Virtue of Selfishness’

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” The novelist Anatole France’s mischievous observation came to mind when the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican cut-taxes/gut-Medicaid bill and its defenders went into a continuous loop talking about “freedom.” Conservatives are fond of saying that freedom isn’t free. This is entirely true, especially when it comes to health care. Republicans speak of…

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