While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million young people spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse. According to a release from the American Academy of Pediatrics, these “caregiving youth” are a hidden population who are at risk of school failure and poor health due to the chronic physical and emotional stress of their responsibilities at home, said Julia Belkowitz, MD, FAAP, author of an abstract titled “Caregiving Youth Project: A School-Based Intervention to Support a Hidden Population in Need.” The study was presented Saturday, October 11th 2014 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. The release explains that Dr.
There are certain fragrances that are the harbinger of autumn. Chrysanthemums and fallen leaves do it for me. I am like the salmon that with a fresh fall rain seem to smell their way upstream.
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Although the U.S. Senate has killed a bill that would have changed the way Medicare pays doctors, that issue remains just as crucial, according to a commentary in the journal JAMA Surgery. The bill, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, was supported by physicians’ organizations as well as both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives
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Congress and A Failure to Address Health-Care Costs
From the National Institute on Aging: Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as young adults—seven to nine hours each night. But they may not get it very often Insomnia is the most common problem in seniors 60 or older
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Sleep Problems and Aging
Health benefits of rock climbing Rock climbing used to be considered the preserve of adrenaline junkies but in recent years it has broken into the mainstream. A growing number of people in search of new experiences and outdoor adventure have been getting a taste for the crag in climbing centres around the country
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Health benefits of rock climbing
Yesterday we introduced you to the awesome sound of Kawasaki’s all-new, upcoming Ninja H2 bike, and it looks like this machine has already sparked the wild imagination of quite a lot of guys.
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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Rumored to Be a ZX-14R Contender
Mother and son bond over love for running When Saturday comes for mother-of-two Julia Dallyn, it can only mean one thing: parkrun. Since graduating from Couch to 5K (C25K), parkrun’s 5K runs have become a permanent fixture for the Bristolian.
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Mother and son bond over love for running