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Why We Still Have the Electoral College

Every four years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Americans go to the polls to elect a President. Many citizens cast their vote and then watch the spectacle of democracy in action as votes are tallied and campaigns either bask in the glory of victory or heal the wounds of defeat. While supporters fight to raise support across the nation, it can be a stressful time for many. And obviously, the primary focus of the candidate is to reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes. Electoral votes are allocated based on the results of...

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5 Reasons to Care for an Aging Parent at Home

If you’re worrying over the future of your aging parent, you’re not alone. Deciding on care for family members often feels incredibly daunting and can cause many to lose sleep at night. In most cases, the inner debate whittles down to one question: to place your parent in a nursing facility, or to care for them at home? Although each side of the coin comes with its own set of benefits, they also have corresponding drawbacks. Many adult children feel overwhelmed by the thought of taking constant care of their aging loved one, opting instead to place them with...

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The Pros and Cons of EMRs for Mental Health Professionals

When HIPAA’s privacy law went into effect, it changed a great deal about how we deal with healthcare. Records in the mental health sector needed to be moved online, which required special classifications. With behavioral health EMRs, there are essentially two ways to classify patient data. The first are the records themselves, which track how the patient has progressed, as well as symptoms and prescriptions along the path toward recovery. The second is the therapist’s notes, which can be subject to state laws superseding any federal ones. This sensitive data and the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) in...

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5 Reasons Why It’s Not Too Late for Rehab

If you are reading this, you have come to a point when you are thinking about a way out. It could be for you or for someone you care about – both ways; it’s the best step forward. Alcohol and drug addiction have ruined not just lives but whole communities and nations. While the reasons are many and only a few are applicable to you, the path with drug and substance abuse always leads to the same dead end. It’s never too late to start thinking about getting back on track and here are some pretty good reasons for...

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Coping with Killer Stress: Short and Long-Term Strategies

Coping with Killer stress: Short and Long-Term Strategies High-levels of stress have been linked to an increase in heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. A stress load index is the biological “psychological stress load” markers one can handle before these increasingly common diseases take hold. It’s a way to set precursors and has been on the rise over the past few decades. Studies have revealed stress being a negative effect on our biological development. Early death and suffering is a result when exposure to stress is present throughout our development. Gloomy, to say the least. The Causes of Our Stress...

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