Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 12, 2017

It might surprise you to know that total healthcare spending in America is more than $10,000 for every man, woman, and child – annually.[1]    This total includes the money paid by private insurance companies, the Veterans Administration, Medicare, Medicaid, and the money paid directly by patients to doctors and hospitals, divided by the number of …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 5, 2016

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction By MAIA SZALAVITZ for the New York Times, September. 29, 2016 Drug education is the only part of the middle school curriculum I remember — perhaps because it backfired so spectacularly. Before reaching today’s legal drinking age, I was shooting cocaine and heroin. I’ve since …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 3, 2016

TimeList Group’s Unique Approach to Rehab Keeps Parolees from Going Back Meet the Ex-Inmate Whose Successful Prison Rehab Program Goes Beyond Drug Treatment by Melissa Hellman posted on "Yes! Magazine" August 4, 2016 On a weekend afternoon about seven years ago, Yusef Wiley scanned the dining hall of California’s Avenal State Prison. Inmates in powder-blue …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 3, 2016

The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own. by Melissa Hellmann posted on “Yes! Magazine” Sep 22, 2016 For Debbie Green, purchasing a home was a dream come true. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 30, 2016

Longtime Friends Start Mobile Shower Facility for the Homeless in Fla. “For us, that’s where dignity and self-respect starts … with the ability to stay clean and be presentable,” says one of the founders of Live FRESH Palm Beach County. Angela Bronner Helm posted August 7, 2016 on The Root.com Chris Bentley and Carlos Miller, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 26, 2016

How to Raise an Environmentalist Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future. by Jill Suttie as posted in “Yes!” magazine Sep 24, 2016 Originally posted by “Greater Good” We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 23, 2016

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech by Tom Eblen as appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader September 19, 2016 I have attended many conferences in the past two decades about creating a more diverse economy in Eastern Kentucky to replace the long-anticipated collapse of the region’s coal-mining industry. Most …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 20, 2016

A More Personalized Approach to Reducing Infant Mortality in Columbus, Ohio Facing one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, Columbus, Ohio, is taking the time to understand its unique causes. by Mattie Quinn | January 14, 2016 as appeared in “Governing” Health officials in Columbus, Ohio, have long known that they're facing a …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 20, 2016

Food for Fines in Lexington, Kentucky as appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader January 4, 2016 LexPark collects 10,000 canned food items in “Food for Fine” program The Lexington Parking Authority collected 10,000 canned goods and other food items as part of its five-week “food for fines” program. The program — now in its second …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 29, 2016

Computerized Cognitive Speed of Processing Training Reduces Dementia Incidence  from the AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference) Press Conference in Toronto  July 2016 by Jerri D. Edwards, PhD Huiping Xu, PhD Daniel O. Clark, PhD Lesley A Ross, PhD Fred W. Unverzagt, PhD as summarized by Jean Kadela The Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly Study …

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