Patti Neighmond http://redriverradio.org en A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss http://redriverradio.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"You can't read, you can't cook, and you can't socialize — and as a result, you may become demoralized, withdrawn and depressed," says 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 48441 at http://redriverradio.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://redriverradio.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 48118 at http://redriverradio.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://redriverradio.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 47814 at http://redriverradio.org People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://redriverradio.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 47535 at http://redriverradio.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager http://redriverradio.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 47275 at http://redriverradio.org Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager