Kentucky Shatters Its Fatal Overdose Record; Fentanyl Blamed | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians … Read more

Preparing for SBM Interviews | Edexec

As many of my peers hang up their SBM superhero cloaks for the last time, and head into the sunset in search of a blissful retirement, there is a whole generation of new and enthusiastic practitioners waiting in the wings to take up the school business challenges across the sector – and good luck to … Read more

Here Is The Five-Star Treatment That Closeup Complete Fresh Protection Gives You | Health

A good day begins with a good start. Right? For many years, Closeup toothpaste has given young people a confident start to the day, leaving them with fresh breath and a good feeling from its unique minty sensation. Today, it’s even better. With the introduction of Closeup Complete Fresh Protection, you can step out into … Read more

YOUTH FIRST: Stop and smell the roses with mindfulness | Lifestyles

The year was 2020 and a life altering phenomenon occurred across the world. It was a pandemic that no one saw coming and few were prepared for. Most of us were at a loss at how to respond to such a devastating event. We found ourselves glued to the television or social media, trying to … Read more

Yakima Losing Lives As The Nation Battles Drug Overdoses

Overdose deaths continue at a record pace in the United States. New information shows a big increase in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl and methamphetamine. The United States saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021 over 2020 to 107,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overdose death … Read more

Understanding how the COVID pandemic impacts childhood autism and neurodevelopmental disorders

Globally, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has disrupted people’s daily lives due to restrictions such as frequent lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are especially vulnerable to emotional and behavioral changes during a pandemic. Study: CRISIS AFAR: An International … Read more

Coping with sleep problems | Edexec

If you’re struggling with your sleep, try some of these tips and suggestions to help improve it CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Mind Some people find these ideas useful, but remember that different things work for different people at different times. Only have a go at what … Read more

Army Sued Over Discharges of Soldiers With Addiction Issues | US News®

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The US Army is violating veterans’ rights, its own regulations and the Constitution by refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug use disorders honorable discharges that would qualify them for federal benefits, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. Army veteran Mark Stevenson, with help from … Read more

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District’s new schedule to help kids get more sleep.

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District released the first draft of a new school schedule to comply with a statewide law requiring schools to start later to help children get more sleep. Under the proposal, high schools and middle schools in the district will start about thirty minutes later. Middle schools would start at 8:35 am … Read more

Central Maine Kids Give Back By Picking up Trash in Lewiston

A local Lewiston woman, Amanda Fessenden, her husband and children, did something respectable this weekend, taking part in an important challenge. This is something that normally is ignored by many and noticed by few. Amanda got this idea from Mr. Drew and His Animals too, of Lewiston. Mr. Drew and His Animals Too via Facebook … Read more