Stephanie Nielsen

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Her son died of a vaccine-preventable disease; here's what one mom wants you to know

When my son Gabriel was very little, he would beg, cry and even hyperventilate when faced with getting a shot. Like many kids, he has an aversion to needles and would be upset for days if he knew he was going to the doctor.<p>When he was a toddler, we spoke in simple terms about why the vaccines are …

Public Health

Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Millions of children are taking powerful mind-altering drugs, often before they're even old enough to attend school. The long-term …

What Cuba can teach Canada about vaccines

The majority of Cubans are knowledgeable about vaccines and their personal immunization history. How did they do it?<p>When a group of doctors and …

Public Health

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

California parents outraged after 4-month-old baby catches measles

<b>Meet Mobius Loop. He’s a happy, healthy kid living with his parents Ariel and Christopher Loop in Pasadena, California.</b><p>Mobius is up-to-date on all the childhood vaccinations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics but since he’s only 4 months old, he has yet to receive the …

Public Health

20 Secrets About Men That We Wish Women Knew

1. We don’t want to be, and are not, “at war” with you.<p>We want more than anything to get along with you. If we wind up arguing, it’s by accident …

10 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing As A Result Of Your Mental Illness

<b>1. You shy away from sex.</b><p>Putting your body on display is natural and alarmingly unnatural at the same time. If you have ever been remotely …

8 Ways To Use Your Phone To Benefit Your Mental Health

We should all make time to disconnect from our devices, but sometimes technology can be a beautiful tool. Most of us use our smartphones to chat with loved ones, check our email or as a crutch when we're bored -- but there's a better way to harness the power of our screens.<p>Recently, there has been …

Mental Health

Misinformation, busy schedules contribute to B.C.'s inadequate vaccination rate, officials say

It’s a tough time to be a crunchy mama.<p>As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland spreads through the United States, social media is screaming with …

Public Health

Queen’s University professor under fire for anti-vaccine teachings granted leave from course

TORONTO — Queen’s University says a professor who has come under fire for teaching anti-vaccination materials will not lead the course in question …

Misinformation, busy schedules contribute to B.C.'s inadequate vaccination rate, officials say

It’s a tough time to be a crunchy mama.<p>As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland spreads through the United States, social media is screaming with …

Public Health
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When Words Fail: Lessons From a Father Grieving His Teen's Suicide

Recently, my world was turned upside down. My 19-year-old son succumbed to the illness of depression and took his own life. As many have said previously, this pain is something no parent should have to endure. There are no words to express the depth of the guilt, anger, sadness, and sorrow that is …

Mental Health

Suicide Risks, Statistics, Prevention, Facts, Myths

Suicide is a tragic and potentially preventable public health problem. In 2000, suicide was the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. Specifically, …

Mental Health

Suicide often not preceded by warnings

A close friend of one of my colleagues committed suicide. It happened as so many suicides do—out of the blue. A few days earlier, my colleague had …

Mental Health

99 Interesting Facts about Suicide | FactRetriever.com

The word “suicide” comes from two Latin roots, sui (“of oneself”) and cidium (“killing” or “slaying”).[9]<p>People have committed suicide in an endless …

This Gene Could Tell You Who Is At Risk For Suicide

A new study could be the key to creating a blood test that can screen people for suicide risk. Such a test, experts say, could improve treatment in hospitals, clinics or even help military leaders assess which active-duty members and veterans are most at risk of suicide.<p>The military is battling a …

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How To Help Someone Who Has Lost A Loved One To Suicide

The loss on Monday of Robin Williams, one of our most beloved comedic legends, came as a shock to fans, who mourned his death both publicly and privately. But of course their devastation does not even come close to that felt by the friends and family who knew him best.<p>While any cause of death, …

'Help a Friend in Need' -- Can Social Media Help Promote Mental Health and Prevent Suicide?

In this highly-connected world, we all have a responsibility to care not only for ourselves but also to help those to whom we are close. We can learn the signs of emotional distress and how these signs might appear on social media. We also need to know what steps to take to get needed help. You …

Mental Health

Preventing Suicide, Preventing Premature Death

Suicides confront us with our limits when trying to save lives. They pose many what ifs...?: What if I could have said something to him? What if I heard what she was trying to tell me? What if we only had known how desperate she felt? What if he were not so alone?<p>The nation has made many attempts …

Mental Health

Suicide - Private or public health problem?

Every year in T&T, more than 100 people kill themselves—usually by hanging, drinking weedicides, or shooting themselves with a gun. And while some …

Mental Health

Read all about it: How to do small business PR

Each day, many of us follow our business, music and celebrity heroes on social media, watch them on TV and read about them in newspapers and …

Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship