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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 07, 2014
Recently, the NFL has put domestic violence in the media spotlight. When a video showing Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, punching his fiancé became public, he was suspended indefinitely from the NFL.-1 More stories and debate about domestic violence continue to surface, raising questions about what kind of consequences athletes should face for physically abusing their family members. The NFL’s problems show that domestic violence cuts across all segments of society; even wealthy athletes can perpetuate the cycle of domestic violence.

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Changes Counseling, LLC offers Free Decpression Screening
October 01, 2014
(Mendota, Illinois) – Changes Counseling, LLC is proud to participate in the 23rd annual National Depression Screening Day® by providing free screenings for depression and other mood disorders at Mendota Community Hospital on October 8 from 2:00-4:00 and October 9th from 3:30-5:30. National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and mood disorders and allows individuals to identify warning signs and connect with the appropriate treatment resources. Similar to many physical illnesses, early recognition and treatment offers the best opportunity for recovery from mental illness.

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Childhood Obesity: A "GROWING" Problem
September 05, 2014
A number of years ago it was felt that that when a child was “chunky” they would grow out of it as they grew taller. That is not true anymore. Childhood obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. According to the Center for Disease Control one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. This is a result of caloric imbalance: too many calories taken in and too few calories expended (physical activity). The old saying “calories in vs. calories out” still applies.

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