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This Father’s Day, June 17, thousands of local families will come home to find that dad has lost his usual “spark.” He’s sad and sluggish. He’s not himself and he’s forgetting things. Is it depression or dementia? The two health issues are often confusing to diagnose and difficult to distinguish.
Sunday, June, 10, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
It’s no wonder nearly one in 10 Americans suffers from depression. “Top risk factors include being unable to work or unemployed; having no health insurance; suffering from obesity,” notes psychologist Gregory L. Jantz, citing a Centers for Disease Control study.
Sunday, May, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
In the past 92 years, 16 presidents have been through office, more than three major wars have taken place, and a Great Depression crippled the nation.
Wednesday, August, 01, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Millions of Americans are dealing with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder and other illnesses. It’s difficult enough to cope with those problems, seek treatment and try to get on the road to recovery, but other factors make it even harder.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
From sunrise to sunset, Minnesotans will have less than 10 hours to catch some sunlight in January. Even though daylight hours are steadily increasing, winter’s wrath more than likely is enduring among those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Friday, January, 11, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Recently, studies conducted by Professor Mark Regnerus at the University of Texas and summarized by psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow show evidence that children having one or both homosexual parents report more incidents of subsequent abuse and sexual dysfunction than children living with their biological moms and dads.
Wednesday, October, 24, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Last week, while leaving a store in Alexandria, I saw a man walking to his car in the parking lot with a holstered pistol at his side.
Wednesday, March, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
His letter was entitled: “Don’t take your guns to town,” like the old song. I liked the song but the article was quick to raise my ire.
Friday, March, 29, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
In sharp contrast to the Democratic Convention, which emphasized progress for America through the middle class, the Republican Convention was a conclave of the mega-rich.
Friday, September, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for? Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories. The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such as oxycodone, oxycontin, hydrocodone, vicodin, percocet, morphine, codeine and fentanyl.
Friday, June, 01, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
It is suspected that around 160,000 students miss school each day for fear of being bullied. If this statistic is true, it would mean that the number of kids that miss school is equal to around half of the entire population of Minneapolis. This shows that bullying is affecting kids everywhere and needs to be stopped. Bullying affects the one bullied, the bully him or herself and the people around the bullied.
Wednesday, June, 27, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
I cannot think of one freedom I have lost under the Obama administration.
Friday, June, 15, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
On Monday, October 22, special speaker Debbie Griffith will present a "meal with a message" with the topic, "Got Jesus?" It will take place at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 743.
Friday, October, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Faith
If you are the all-powerful, loving God you say you are, how could you let it happen? How could you allow 20 first-grade children to be so callously murdered? Where were you that morning in Sandy Hook School?
Wednesday, December, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
It’s 9 p.m. and getting dark. The road we’ve been following through the desert is getting narrower and rougher, and our shiny, red convertible is getting all dusty. We haven’t seen a sign, house or another road in hours.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
A Republican state senator running for Congress says Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton popped pills during a meeting earlier this year.
Tuesday, August, 07, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Rudolph Charles Zeithamer Jr. died at the age of 77.
Wednesday, August, 15, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
For many seniors, the “golden years” can be incredibly stressful. What are some common causes of stress in seniors?
Wednesday, January, 16, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
New studies show natural light may be essential for normal eye development in kids and for maintaining healthy body rhythms as we age.
Sunday, August, 26, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Marlyn Fearing, known as “Skip” and “Sonny” to his family and friends, was swept to Heaven August 20, 2012, while sitting in his yard enjoying the fruits of his labors. He was 84 years old and lived in Starbuck.
Friday, August, 24, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)