Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Do you take your cell phone to bed with you? If you do, you not only risk losing sleep, it may be affecting your health. Read more ...

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You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

No matter how old you are, good things begin to happen immediately when you quit smoking. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some helpful tips. Read more ...

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

The workplace, all by itself, causes a lot of people a lot of stress. In fact, in the United States, work is at the top of the list of things that stress us out.

But sometimes, it’s what may have happened outside of work that adds to the stress people feel at work — especially if someone witnessed or was involved in a traumatic event. Learn how even a seemingly minor trauma can cause post-traumatic stress and how it can affect on-the-job performance ...

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

Johnny Somma was bright-eyed and full of life but when he was about 18 months old, something changed. Six months later his parents got the devastating news that he had autism. Today Johnny is four and one-half. Even with the challenges of autism the family has many blessings. Diane Atwood tells their story ...

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Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin spoke on the House Floor in support of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. He released the following statement:

“In the Second District, hard-working families gather around the kitchen table and balance their checkbooks. The time has come for Washington to do the same; which is why I have become an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. This amendment will not only help lower taxes and interest rates, but it will help job creators expand their businesses and create more jobs for the Second District and beyond.”

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oP7FKkzCg

Thomas College No Longer Requiring SAT or ACT

Thomas College will no longer require standardized test scores for admissions. The College will adopt an SAT/ACT test-optional policy for all undergraduate applicants beginning with students entering in Spring, 2015. Instead, Thomas College will continue to concentrate on a student's high school record and activities as the primary factors in offering admission.

Thomas College joins a growing movement among universities and colleges nationwide by no longer basing its admissions decisions on standardized test scores. “Our faculty recognize that admissions criteria need not rely on singular examinations,” commented Academic Dean Dr. Jim Libby. The College will continue to accept scores from applicants that choose to submit their test results, but the College feels that standardized test scores are not as accurate as an applicant's high school career in predicting success in college for most students.

Frostbite: What You Need to Know

Frostbite: What You Need to Know
Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts. Read more ..