A high percentage of people with intellectual disabilities are obese, based on national body mass index data. Special Olympics Washington, the state-level organization, began a focus this year to increase community wellness approaches and reduce obesity rates among its athletes.
Looks as if the Trump administration is off to a “Rocky” start – actor Sylvester Stallone says he is “flattered” to be mentioned as a possible appointee of President-elect Donald Trump to the National Endowment for the Arts, but it seems he does not want the job.
I’ve had SAD since I was a child. I’m not one to suffer from depression – my SAD is not the depression side but more SAD lite. I find that my get-up-and-go just got up and went. But decades ago I found a treatment, a non-drug therapy, that seems to work for me and it’s a SAD light.
Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics – literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California, expecting retiring baby boomers to migrate to warmer climates.
For much of last Thursday morning, Caroline Maher’s head was filled with anxiety – about the long essay due in her English class, the work for her two advanced placement classes, her after-school practice to prepare for an upcoming dance-team performance. In school and after school – with homework, youth-group meetings and a weekend job – nearly every minute of the 16-year-old’s time is scheduled. But for 20 minutes each day at Roosevelt High in Seattle – part of a break the school instituted for all students this fall – she has time to breathe. With her feet on the floor and hands in her lap shortly after her U.S. history class ended, she took three deep breaths and a long slow exhale out.
The selection of a nursing home can be critical: 39 percent of facilities have been cited by health inspectors over the past three years for harming a patient or operating in such a way that injuries are likely, government records show. Yet many case managers at hospitals do not share objective information or their own knowledge about nursing home quality. Some even push their own facilities over comparable or better alternatives.