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How Much TV/Video Games Is Too Much?

We’ve probably all heard TV and video games turn kids brains to mush. The average child watches more than triple the amount of entertainment screen time than what is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Artem Furman
Artem Furman
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How to Seek Help for Depression

Depression goes beyond feeling sad that something didn’t go your way. If you have clinical depression don’t wait until you are suicidal to seek professional help. 8% of people 12 years and older struggle with depression on any two-week period. 41,149 people committed suicide in 2013.

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Court rules all WA pharmacies now must dispense 'morning-after' birth control
Court rules all WA pharmacies now must dispense 'morning-after' birth control (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Court Rules Washington Pharmacies Must Dispense Plan B Birth Controls

In a reversal of a 2012 ruling, the U.S. 9th. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday pharmacies in Washington state must now dispense emergency contraceptives, including Plan B birth control meds.  Opponents are already saying this compares to bakeries, florists and other businesses being forced to serve same-sex wedding clients despite their religious objections, from a biological medical standpoint.

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Татьяна Русанова
Татьяна Русанова
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How to Know If Your Kids Are Getting Enough Sleep

During early development the primary activity of the brain is sleep! Sleep directly impacts physical and mental development.

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How to Help a Loved One Overcome a Drinking Problem

Many health officials believe alcohol is the most abused drug in America. It may be hard to help someone who you think may have a drinking problem, especially when they don’t think so. If their drinking is causing problems in their life then you’re right. Although easy, it does not help to ignore the problem. They need some help to fix this.

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Sean Gallup
Sean Gallup
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See the Health Benefits of Local Peaches!

Peaches offer a low calorie treat. They are so sweet that you don’t need any other sweetener and if you pick the right peach, one that has firm skin with just a bit of softness all around, you will indulge willfully instead of that sugary treat you might have picked

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Steve Frost, Think Stock
Steve Frost, Think Stock
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Learn 5 Tips to Quit Smoking

 

Have you tried and failed? Have you wanted to try but haven’t quite got to it yet? There is still hope. Whether you choose to quit cold turkey, try therapy, take medication or a combination of these, simple tips can help keep you on track.

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Keith Bell, Think Stock
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5 Reasons to End Your Relationship With Soda Pop

The reasons soda pop is harmful to our bodies are almost endless (as is the ongoing research proving it). One of the simplest reasons is the amount of sugar that goes into these drinks that contribute to excess fat and damage your teeth.

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Mosquito control spraying coming to Richland, West Richland Thursday.
Mosquito control spraying coming to Richland, West Richland Thursday. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Mosquito Spraying over Richland, West Richland Coming Thursday

If you see a low-flying crop duster type of aircraft making a few passes over the Richland and West Richland areas, don't be alarmed.  It's not part of the HAPO Gold Cup air show, but mosquito control.

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Pot poisoning in children on the rise in Washington state
Pot poisoning in children on the rise in Washington state (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Child Exposure To Marijuana Climbing Rapidly In Washington, Say Officials

The Washington Poison Center says it's early, but they are concerned about the number of children and youth who've ingested pot or pot-laced products so far this year.

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