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Youth Health

Cancer at 30: No One Is a Young Invincible

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

If you are young, old or somewhere in-between, life is full of sharp curves. My father used to say, "If you have your health, you can do anything." He was right. When you don't have it anymore, you want to be very sure that whoever can help you get back on track is not beyond your financial grasp. Mental, physical or emotional health problems are only a happenstance away. Rather than continuing to tell young people that they're needed to make the Affordable Care Act work, why not start telling them that their health matters, that denial has never been a cure, that there are lots of risks they'll take in their youth but not having health insurance is a risk that affects everyone who loves you and every dream you have.

Along Came a Spider

Aiden Gallagher | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Aiden Gallagher

After what felt like a million rounds of blood work, and 15-20 doctors, I learned that it wasn't the spider bite at all that was causing my pain. I had lupus -- an autoimmune disease that has attacked my kidneys, central nervous system and other parts of my body. They told me there's no known cure.

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

Is Photoshop Destroying America's Body Image?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Photoshopping and airbrushing, many believe, are now an inherent part of the beauty industry, as are makeup, lighting and styling. They believe photography is a creative art, a freedom not to be denied for any reason ...