Good Question: What Is 'Intractable Pain'?By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.
Study: Picky Eating May Be Early Signs Of AnxietyParents of picky eaters take heart! New research suggests the problem of children being picky eaters is rarely worth worrying about.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools May Start Depression ScreeningsMinnesota's largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom.
New Washburn Center For Children Unveiled In N. Mpls.Dozens of community members attended a grand opening event for the Washburn Center for Children on Friday. The new 55,000 square foot building is located in North Minneapolis and is twice the size of the old building, which was located off Nicollet Avenue.
Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With AnxietyA racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we've all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it's rarely discussed.
CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine DailyA new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it's not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that's a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
CO Not Responsible For Sending Students To HospitalThe illness that made 30 Springfield Public school students sick enough to go to the hospital Thursday was not caused by carbon monoxide, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A group of fourth and fifth graders became sick while rehearsing for a choir concert. On Friday, school officials say all the students are fine, and health officials think the illness may have been caused by nerves. Bethany Mattson says she was never really worried about her fifth-grade daughter, who was rehearsing with her classmates Thursday morning in the school's auditorium. But she can see why other parents may have felt differently.
Combat Back-To-School Anxiety As Fall ApproachesGoing back to school can be absolutely terrifying to some kids, who sometimes end up worrying about how their peers and teachers will view them. Those are all things Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder has heard in her office.
'Being Assaulted By The Sun:' A Look At Summertime SADSummer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.
Good Question: How Do You Keep Fear Of Storms From Becoming A Phobia?The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. "Even when there's not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they're feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That's different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.
Study: Kids Who Avoid Things More Likely To Have AnxietyKids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.
'U Of M' Struggling To Keep Up With Mental Health CasesNew research shows one in four students at the University of Minnesota is diagnosed with a form of mental illness every year. There are so many cases, in fact, the University’s mental health services is struggling to with demand.