What Might Work To Improve Outcomes Of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Sarah C. Threnhauser, MPA The “outcomes” for the 24,000 youth in the foster care system that enter adulthood each year don’t look good – they are less likely to graduate college, are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, and have limited financial resources. The advocacy group Children’s Rights reports that 47% of former foster children are unemployed, and of those with jobs, 71% report an annual income of less than $25,000 (see Unemployment Rampant Among Former Foster Youth); and less than 10% of former foster care youth earn a bachelor’s degree (see Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care). State approaches to addressing the situation – and…
Here's what mortgage debt looks like nationwide
In a report released last week, Experian announced that the average mortgage debt nationally is $196,014, up 2.5 percent in a year and more than 6 percent since 2008.
Here is how the House GOP health care bill would affect employer-based insurance
About half of Americans have insurance through work -- here's what the House GOP bill would do to them
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay with Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay with Spring Cleaning Tips | Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 3/23/162:41 PM By Danielle Hegedus The thought of spring cleaning is sometimes met with mixed responses. Some people dread it. Others find the intensive cleaning cathartic. However, spring cleaning is especially important if you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies. Cleaning can cut the amount of allergens in the air and the potential for dangerous flare-ups But dust and fumes kicked up during spring cleaning may irritate your asthma and allergies. This makes it essential to take precautions Read on for room-by-room tips to help make cleaning easier for anyone afflicted with asthma and allergies. Bedrooms…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
How To Lose Weight Fast Without Crash Dieting
Crash diets are the freaking worst.
How to Properly Clean Your Ears
How do you properly clean your ears? Audiologist Beth McCormick explains safe, proper ear cleaning care, the value of earwax and how that can affect your hearing aids.
"Ethics and the Counseling Profession: Some Old Problems and Some New Ideas" Michael H. Flynn,...
Mental health practitioners need to stay updated on important legal and ethical issues in providing quality services for clients. Dr. Flynn will discuss some new, changed, and confusing HIPAA rules. Highlighted in discussion will be some of the liabilities that mental health professionals face that are not related to professional malpractice. The non-professional, non-malpractice problems can be met and countered by thoughtful solutions as mental health professional set up the business operations, and structure their liability insurance coverage. Additionally, Dr. Flynn will discuss the ordinary and extraordinary course of licensing board investigations, and how to best survive those problems with your practice and your sanity still intact Michael Flynn, Ph.D., J.D., began his career in private…
WMC Heart & Vascular Center Earns Awards for Heart Attack Care
Valley Health's Heart and Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center has been recognized for heart attack care, receiving a platinum award from the American College of Cardiology and a silver award from the American Heart Association.