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Archive: December 24, 2014

PHOTO: Along with lights, trees and presents, the holiday season can be filled with stress, anxiety and even depression. As one antidote, experts recommend turning the focus to the kinds of gifts that money can't buy. Photo credit: City of Sumter, South Carolina.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - For Nevadans who have experienced loss, are less fortunate, or find themselves in a family overcome by stress, the holidays can be a challenging time, but experts say small changes can help people find the joy in the season. Psychotherapist Mary Michail sees the toll the holiday ...Read More

PHOTO: This car was painted up by Wisconsin law enforcement authorities to graphically demonstrate the difference in dollar cost between taking a taxi home after having had too much to drink, rather than put the public at risk by drunken driving and getting arrested for it. (Photo credit: Gilman Halsted, WPR)

MADISON, Wis. - Even though Wisconsin is on track for the lowest number of traffic fatalities in several years, the drinking culture that permeates the state is expected to remain prominent during the holiday season, with drunken driving a perennial problem. Jan Withers, national president of Mother ...Read More

PHOTO: Children's advocates say the state could be doing more to ensure that adoptions of children out of foster care are successful, with more training and support for adoptive parents, and better access to mental health services. Photo credit: cynoclub/

SEATTLE - From 1,500 to 2,000 foster children are legally eligible to be adopted every year in Washington. There are some built-in challenges in the adoption process to ensure an adoption is the right fit – but afterward, children's advocates say more could be done for kids and their new paren ...Read More

Photo: MADD national president Jan Withers' daughter, Alisa Joy Withers, was killed by a drunk driver 23 years ago. Photo courtesy: MADD

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Nationwide, as many as 800 people die in car crashes involving a drunk driver every December. It's why this month is one of the most dangerous times on the nation's roads and why organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving are working hard to make sure people take precaut ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts to prevent children from smoking and helping others to quit in Arizona are severely underfunded, according to a recent report. Photo courtesy of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

PHOENIX - Arizona will spend about $19 million of the $424 million it will get from the big tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes this fiscal year on efforts to prevent kids from smoking and helping others to quit. That's according to a recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. John Sch ...Read More

Stephanie Gambone with the Philadelphia Youth Network says young people need jobs that come with pre-employment training in order to be successful in the workplace. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Youth Network.

PHILADELPHIA - Youth employment in America is at its lowest level since World War II, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Stephanie Gambone, executive vice president with the Philadelphia Youth Network explains one reason why. "Young people are competing for jobs with not ...Read More

PHOTO: There are ways to burn a more efficient fire to help reduce wood smoke, which is harmful to human health and can be a major source of air pollution in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

SALT LAKE CITY - Burning a cleaner fire in that wood stove or fireplace over the holidays is helpful to the health of Utahns and also benefits the state's climate, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Alison Davis, senior adviser in the office of Air Quality Planning and Standards at th ...Read More

PHOTO: The youth smoking rate in North Dakota is 19 percent, well above the U.S. average of around 15 percent. Photo credit: DLSimaging/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The latest report on how well states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts has North Dakota ranked as best in the nation. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, North Dakota will take in $62 million in tobacco revenue this year, while spending about $9.5 mil ...Read More

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