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Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

SMART Student Health Center Shows Impressive Results After Just Six Months

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Just six months after the opening of the SMART Student Health and Wellness Centers in Pickens County, Alabama, chronic absenteeism at one school dropped 55 percent.

So the national SMART Advisory Council leaders, along with sponsors Aramark and CVS Health, visited the centers to learn more about the success. SMART stands for School Health Model For Academics Reaching All, Transforming Lives. It is designed to prevent, screen, and manage any health risks, thus reducing barriers to academic success.

“RI Tech and Innovation Report”— Big Win at SXSW by Sproutel, Slater and More

by Rebecca Keister, Tech Contributor, Go Local Prov
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The people have spoken.

Not only did Sproutel take home the top award in the Robotics and Hardware category at the 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Presented by KPMG, but the company—along with their co-creators—also took home the people’s choice award for the My Special Aflac Duck, a “comforting companion” for children with cancer.

Caring for Care Providers: An Innovative Way to Help Address the Growing Crisis of Doctor and Nurse Burnout

By Kristen Mascia
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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

MetLife Denied Her Disability Claim For Trans Surgery. Then It Voluntarily Reversed Course

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Addis talked to the human resources representative at the grocery store where she worked at the time as cashier. She decided to apply for the disability coverage anyway, hoping a note from her doctor that explained why the surgery was medically necessary would sway the company. But two weeks after surgery, a denial letter arrived from MetLife, one of the nation's largest disability insurers.

Addis called GLAD, also known as GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and attorney Ben Klein wrote to MetLife, expecting that his letter would be the first step on the road to a lawsuit.

Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA Celebrate “International Day of Happiness” Discussing Science-Based Practices to Achieve Sustainable Happiness

Student and Educators Celebrate International Day of Happiness by joining Day of Learning Twitter Chat to Explore the Science Behind Happiness
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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — In celebration of the International Day of Happiness, LG Electronics USA and Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced the International Day of Happiness Day of Learning – a nationwide, day-long conversation designed to create meaningful dialogue around the importance of happiness and deliver new resources and tips for practicing happiness skills with teachers, students and families.

Infographic: Green Your Beauty Routine

These beauty tips can help you save energy while you continue to look your best.
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Have you ever taken the time to think about how much energy we use before we even step out of the door to begin our day? From turning on the lights to do our makeup to blending our favorite smoothie, we not only need electricity to look our best, but to feel our best too.

How Scotiabank Supported an Employee’s Gender Transition

by Martha Porado
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During an employee’s gender transition, virtually every workplace benefit can come into play, including drug coverage, employee assistance programs, flexible working options, mental-health programs and diversity initiatives. For Tamara Hansen, a delivery manager specialist at Scotiabank, coming out as transgender after more than three decades with her employer has been an emotional journey.

Innovative My Special Aflac Duck™ Helping Lift Spirits for Thousands of Children with Cancer

One year after taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by storm, Aflac's comforting robotic duck is helping kids across the nation cope with cancer treatments
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer.

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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