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Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans ages 10 to 18. Experts hope such lessons will mean depressed teens get help more quickly.
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Utah man helps other amputees learn basic life skills

Samoana “Sam” Matagi, 42, is known on YouTube as the “No-Handed Bandit,” a moniker he bestowed on himself. Since he lost his hands in an accident, he has made dozens of how-to videos, entertaining step-by-step tutorials showing amputees across the globe how to tie a necktie, brush their teeth, drive a car or go rock-climbing.
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The power of building bonds while building muscle

The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men’s lives by introducing them to a wider range of potential acquaintances.
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Is alcohol sabotaging your diet?

A new study from Penn Nursing suggests that, if you want to lose weight and keep it off in the new year, you might want to think about cutting back on drinking. The study, which was led by Ariana Chao, an assistant professor of nursing who studies obesity treatment and binge eating, examined how drinking affected weight loss among 4,901 people with type 2 diabetes who participated in the Action for Health in Diabetes study. That study compared weight loss for people who underwent an intensive lifestyle intervention that focused on improving diet and exercise with those in a control group. The people in the intervention group were told about the calories in alcohol and advised to decrease drinking to reduce caloric intake. On average, people in the intervention group lost considerably more weight during the first year (around 9 percent of total weight) than those in the control group, who lost less than 1 percent of body weight.