Minnesota’s efforts to reduce the abuse of opioids has received a boost with new funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) received a $1.6 million, five-year grant from the federal government through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Minnesota Department of … [Read more...]
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My aunt told me that my grandmother is struggling with something called macular degeneration. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in seniors. A special area inside the eye called the macula, is affected. When the macula does not perform properly, sharp, central vision is lost. How vision … [Read more...]
My sister told me that a well-known signer, Demi Lovato, announced that she has Bipolar Disorder. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health disease where a person’s mood can cycle back and forth between periods of low activity/depression and periods of mania/high activity. These emotional periods can be looked at as two opposite “poles” of … [Read more...]
Take care of your eyes and continue looking forward to the future Aging is a process that brings about many opportunities and changes, from major transformations such as becoming a grandparent or going back to school, to simple lifestyle changes like starting a new exercise program. Don’t miss out on any of these opportunities. Take stock of your eye health to make sure … [Read more...]
The year 2016 has been a year of significant toxic and traumatic stress for Black people. We have been bombarded with adversity, joy, frustration, and pride from multiple angles all year. If we are to be honest, this is nothing new to our collective experience since we have been in America. However, the year of 2016 has brought forth different traumatic responses that we … [Read more...]