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Raising mental health concerns

By Stephanie Saviola

February 21, 2011

Since the infamous Jan. 8 Tucson, Ariz. shooting that claimed the lives of six people and injured 12, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there has been an increasing push to instate new mental health laws. At the same time, there is a need for increased government funding for mental health care.Rob Barber, a congressional aide who was injured in the attack, recently announced he is starting a program, The Fund for Civilit...

Rest needed to function, not late nights

By J_Howard

December 13, 2010

In a world of 24-hour grocery stores, late-night television and instant communication, getting enough rest becomes more of an afterthought in today’s society, though it is essential for functioning daily and keeping healthy.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one quarter of Americans said they do not get enough sleep. The consequences of this can lead to more than just being tired the nex...

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