Patti Neighmond http://mtpr.org en A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss http://mtpr.org/post/coping-plan-can-help-fend-depression-vision-loss When people lose their vision as they get older, they lose a lot of other things, too. They lose their ability to do the things they love.<p>"You can't read, you can't cook, and you can't socialize — and as a result, you may become demoralized, withdrawn and depressed," says <a href="http://www.jefferson.edu/university/jmc/departments/psychiatry/faculty/rovner.html">Dr. Barry Rovner</a>, a geriatric psychiatrist at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.<p>Rovner is not talking about typical eyesight deterioration as we age. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 23216 at http://mtpr.org A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little? http://mtpr.org/post/what-makes-us-fat-it-eating-too-much-or-moving-too-little We're constantly hearing messages that we're eating too much and not moving around enough. Now researchers suggest that we're actually not eating more than we did 20 years ago, it's that we're much less active. And that includes not just middle-aged workers tied to their desks, but also young men and women who spend their days sitting in front of their laptops.<p>To try to figure out the impact of food versus activity, <a href="https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/uri-ladabaum">Dr. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:17:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 22903 at http://mtpr.org What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little? People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer http://mtpr.org/post/people-who-feel-they-have-purpose-life-live-longer We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 22583 at http://mtpr.org People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://mtpr.org/post/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.<p>Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corp. wanted to know whether attending a high-performing charter school reduced the rates of risky health behaviors among low-income minority teenagers.<p>They surveyed 521 ninth through 12th-grade students in Los Angeles who attended charter schools, and 409 students who attended local neighborhood schools. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 22284 at http://mtpr.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager http://mtpr.org/post/want-more-stress-your-life-try-parenting-teenager If anyone can handle the stress of parenting in the teen years, you'd think it would be a high school teacher.<p>That's how Amy Myers felt. She teaches high school English in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, where she says she has "pseudo parented" about 3,000 teenagers "who I have talked to, given advice to, guided, directed, even lectured about teenage issues," she says.<p>So Myers, 41, felt pretty prepared for her own children's teenage years. That is until her oldest son, Kamron, turned 15. Suddenly, their close relationship turned sour. "Everything I demanded, he fought back. Advice? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 22018 at http://mtpr.org Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family http://mtpr.org/post/many-americans-stress-takes-toll-health-and-family Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic — even disabling.<p>And there's a lot of toxic stress out there.<p>A national poll done by NPR with our partners at the <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</a> and the <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/">Harvard School of Public Health</a> finds that more than 1 in every 4 Americans say they had a great deal of stress in the previous month.<p>And half of all adults say they experienced a major stressful event in the past year. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 21550 at http://mtpr.org For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD http://mtpr.org/post/more-and-more-young-women-are-being-diagnosed-adhd As a child, Diany Levy was called lazy and unfocused. She remembers that teachers called home on a daily basis to tell her parents she was not paying attention in class. Now, at the age of 23, Diany has finally been diagnosed with the cause of her problems – ADHD.<p>Levy is not alone. The number of Americans taking medication to treat <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002518/">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</a> is steadily rising. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 20224 at http://mtpr.org More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids http://mtpr.org/post/anxious-parents-can-learn-how-reduce-anxiety-their-kids Children are increasingly anxious, stressed out and overly worried. Part of that has to do with increased pressures to excel in school, sports and extracurricular activities. But part of it has a lot to do with parents.<p>Like other mental and physical health problems, anxiety can be inherited. Mon, 26 May 2014 07:44:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 19596 at http://mtpr.org Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment http://mtpr.org/post/prescription-might-not-have-been-tested-your-ailment It's actually quite common for doctors to write "off label" prescriptions, including using cancer drugs to treat migraine headaches or blood pressure medication for heart failure.<p>One <a href="http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=410250">study</a> found that 1 in 5 prescriptions written in doctor's offices has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the condition it is being used for. Mon, 12 May 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 18910 at http://mtpr.org That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements http://mtpr.org/post/test-first-going-those-testosterone-supplements If you're a man and you're concerned about low levels of testosterone, doctors say there are a key steps to take before you go with testosterone supplementation.<p>First off, have your <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003707.htm">testosterone level</a> measured. It's a simple blood test that should be done first thing in the morning, according to <a href="http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/ronald-tamler">Dr. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:36:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 18268 at http://mtpr.org Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements