Trends in emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintNew data from U.S. emergency departments (EDs) reveal that the opioid epidemic continues to spread, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report. Among about 91 million ED visits captured in CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) during July 2016–September 2017, there were a total of 142,557 suspected opioid overdoses. Opioid overdose […]

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PARENTS: What you need to know about Juuling!

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintOne of the biggest topics right now in high school parent newsletters everywhere is the Juul. It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive—you may have seen one in your teenager’s room, figuring it contains an essay on The Great Gatsby. Based on Twitter and Instagram posts with […]

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Training! “It’s Complicated: Youth, Social Media, and Mental Health”

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe Internet, social networking, cell phones, and video games are game changers for youth and families. Young people today spend an average of 53 hours a week with entertainment media, more than any other activity but sleeping. Digital technologies simultaneously unleash incredible opportunities and pose a new set of challenges for children […]

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Coffee with a Cop!

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintPlease join Kanabec County Sheriff, Brian Smith and Kanabec County Deputy and newly appointed School Resource Officer, Justin Strom for Coffee on Tuesday, March 13th, 10 a.m. at Freddies Restaurant in Mora! Sheriff Smith and Deputy Strom will be on hand to discuss the role of the newly developed School Resource Officer!  […]

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This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintHow long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute? Try 6 seconds. In reality, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arriving. Yes, Houston, we have a problem. Instead of improving our lives, technology is increasingly getting in the way of enjoying […]

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D.A.R.E. program looks to teach kids lifelong decision-making skills

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintMarch 4 | Alaska News D.A.R.E. — the ubiquitous anti-drug campaign of the 1980s and 1990s — has come a long way since the days of “just say no.” Launched in 1983 to explicitly tackle illegal drug use with a strict focus on the negative consequences of substance abuse, the D.A.R.E. program […]

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