We’ve been living under the weight of a pandemic for a full year. Like a blanket over our world, everyone has felt its heaviness. Some of us are struggling to lift away that weight. The stress, fear, and anxiety caused by COVID-19 continues to leave many feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. Clinical depression has increased. The…

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Lately, we don’t often hear that empowering phrase, “You’ve got this.” The pandemic has replaced it with “Stay safe!” and “Be well,” and, now, “Double mask.” We are all trying to manage our days amidst COVID-19 worries. That’s true for children as well as adults. But for every challenge there’s a way to overcome, and…

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Some believe dementia is a normal part of the aging process – it’s not. Dementia is a syndrome that is typically progressive, deteriorating cognitive function beyond what is expected from healthy aging. Many people live their whole lives without exhibiting signs or symptoms of dementia. In the United States alone, approximately 5 million people are living…

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Today is Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2019, an annual conference that helps educators strategize ways to bring physical activity into classrooms—and ultimately benefit education. The latest research continues to confirm the positive link between physical activity and cognitive development, even the ability to improve test scores. Plus, establishing healthy habits early in life increases the likelihood…

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