Browsing Archive October, 2016

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH In the last two decades, public awareness about intimate partner violence (IPV) has dramatically increased. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical abuse by current or former romantic ...

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A Good Brother to Know

A Good Brother to Know

Bobby Marvin Holmes is a youth mentor, filmmaker, and author. Most of all he's a devoted dad! But that wasn't always the case for the man who became a dad at age seventeen. "I had an on-again, off-again relationship with my daughters' mother until about 2005, when I became a single father." Understanding the ...

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Everyone has Gas.

Everyone has Gas.

Everyone has gas. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. Passing gas through the mouth is called belching or burping. Passing gas through the anus is called flatulence. Most of the time gas does not have an odor. The odor comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases that ...

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2.8M Cancer Caregivers

2.8M Cancer Caregivers

Many family members who care for loved ones with cancer do not feel adequately prepared for the caregiving tasks they assume and need help to make informed decisions about end-of-life care, according to a new study. “Our study found that many cancer caregivers experience high levels of emotional stress,” said Erin ...

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The ‘5 Second’ Rule

The ‘5 Second’ Rule

Most people have invoked the "five-second rule" after dropping something tasty on the ground at least once or twice in their lives. Is that food really safe to eat? Probably not, a new study says. After putting the five-second rule to the test, researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., found ...

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