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    Health Matters 11/20: Opening the Door to Communication with Young Children

    Health Matters 11/20: Opening the Door to Communication with Young Children

    By Chelsea DeMaio, L.C.S.W.Submitted Content -November 18, 2020 Getting your children to talk to you can sometimes feel harder than getting them to eat their vegetables or brush their teeth.https://24a10252fda57e275096847d2beffb0e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html But creating an environment in which your children feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings is just as important to their well-being as helping them with their school work. And opening the door to communication when children are young can help keep it from being slammed shut when they reach adolescence. Six Levels of Validation

  • Time of day you exercise may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer
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    Time of day you exercise may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer

    By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionOct 21, 2020 Studies have found that exercise, even low-intensity activity, can lower the risk of dying from cancer. A new study suggests the time of day you exercise could affect risk of getting cancer. High levels of physical activity of any intensity, whether washing dishes or jogging, can lower the risk of an early death for middle-aged and older people, an April study suggested. A study published recently in the International Journal of Cancer adds to previous findings. Researchers analyzed data from 2,795 participants who

  • Asheville’s Economy Relies on Tourists, But Advocates Caution Community Health Is at Risk
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    Asheville’s Economy Relies on Tourists, But Advocates Caution Community Health Is at Risk

    by Taylor Sisk, 100 Days in AppalachiaJune 16, 2020 Among the communities hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19 are those that are heavily dependent on tourism. A recent study published on the website Volusion noted the disproportionate economic impact of the outbreak on retail, leisure and hospitality workers.  According to that study, Asheville, North Carolina, was among the top 10 small and midsize metro areas with the highest percentage of such workers.  Shannon Spencer is founder and director of the Asheville Poverty Initiative. Prior to the outbreak of the virus,