Post Office Urges Caution, Calm Amid Anthrax Scare. Part 2

“If someone feels that there is a potential threat they should not open the mail,” Frey advised. “That person should place it in a plastic bag–preferably one that has those zipper locks on it–wash their hands with warm soap and water, and then call the local law enforcement agency and ask for the hazardous material team. They will take over at that point.” Continue reading “Post Office Urges Caution, Calm Amid Anthrax Scare. Part 2”

Conquering Test Anxiety. Part 2

We can join our children and recruit them in creating metaphors that help them identify, investigate and “unmask” anxiety. Using the language of personification and action verbs, we can map anxiety’s sphere of influence on the child.

What effects does anxiety (which the child can rename) have on the child’s behavior, her emotions, how she feels physically, and her attitude toward herself, her abilities and her life?

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Physician Counseling About Exercise Low

New findings reveal another reason why health clubs need to reach out to the sedentary population: The national rate of physician counseling about exercise is low. The study, which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (Oct. 27, 1999), found that the rate of physician exercise counseling is only 34 percent among patients who saw a physician in the previous year. Continue reading “Physician Counseling About Exercise Low”