Health Issues in the News

Your Healthy Family: Navigating grief in a positive and healthy way.

We all deal with grief in a different way.  Even though you might respond to grief in one way, it doesn’t mean your mom, daughter, or your best friend will respond the same way. But there are stages of grief that we all go through, and it may take some of us longer than others. Need more information? Here’s a recent article on coping with grief.



Faith leaders are vital link in the mental health support chain.

Do you know anyone who is struggling with mental health issues? I have several friends who are on medication, who’ve tried treatments and therapies to get relief from symptoms. Sometimes it helps, sometimes they have to try something new. This article points out that faith and spirituality can play a part in coping, too.





Hamilton to build children’s institute in Dalton, GA.

Children who are experiencing the challenges of autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or developmental delays now have a new regional center in Georgia where they can receive care. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Read more about the services this center will provide.





Asbury Park residents take advantage of healthy cornerstore initiative.

Great ideas for building healthy families and individuals can be found everywhere! The goal of this New Jersey community initiative was to promote healthy foods after school, to share health information with residents, and to provide health screening at the store to customers and employees. Read here about their results. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for events near you.






Obamacare still vital. Signature health care law remains intact despite GOP assaults.

This October 19, 2017 Richmond Free Press article tells you: Don’t panic if you bought individual or family health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

The article goes on to say that the ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare, is struggling but still alive and will continue to operate, according to experts in the field, despite President Trump’s decision last week to cut off premium subsidies to insurance companies.

Read more about why the marketplace will still open for enrollment on November 1.

At the same time, the IRS is warning taxpayers that they still remain obligated to disclose their health insurance status and pay whatever taxes they owe at the point of filing.