ER Visits Linked to Increased Suicide Risk for Teens, Young Adults

A new study shows an association between visits to the emergency department of a hospital with medical complaints and an increased risk of suicide in patients between the ages of 15 and 29.
According to researchers, the study’s findings underscore the importance of emergency departments (EDs) in suicide prevention.

Holiday Events, Drinking Leave Many Unprepared for ‘Parenting Hangovers’

With the holiday season in full swing, parents are busy planning for childcare and transportation ahead of holiday gatherings.
But according to a new poll, one in four parents don’t prepare for potential “parenting hangovers.”
A quarter of parents who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they’ll be able to take care of their children the next day, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan.

Breathlessness Treatments Can Ease Distress, Depressive Symptoms

New research finds that treatments for breathlessness can reduce distress and symptoms of depression.
Breathlessness is a common symptom in advanced disease and can lead to panic and anxiety for patients and their family. It can trouble people even when resting or performing light activities around the home, researchers at King’s College London note.
“With our aging population and increasing multi-morbidity, the number of people affected by breathlessness worldwide is set to rise,” the researchers report.

A Special Letter From Santa in 2018 … Why Teachers Must Be Magic!

Welcome to a very magical entry for 2018… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season. (For those following my 150 Resource STEM Series it will follow my holiday posts). It is a time of year that I wish to express my gratitude to those wonderful educators that have welcomed me at their schools, webinars, and conferences and also join me at this blog and on twitter throughout the year. I would like to share with all of you a very special letter I found under my Christmas Tree  many Christmas Eves ago.