Checkup Newsroom (Stress)

2019
April
05,
2019
| 06:17 PM America/Chicago
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you ha...
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2018
August
29,
2018
| 06:15 PM America/Chicago
Stress, as a whole, will never, never, never go away. Stress, the negative influences upon our daily lives, and anxiety, the worry and mental energy directed toward stress, are part of every human life from infancy through adulthood. One partic...
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August
17,
2018
| 05:26 PM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care ...
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April
06,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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2017
May
22,
2017
| 06:40 PM America/Chicago
I can still vividly remember sitting at my desk in my room, studying hard for high school exams. After diligently reaching the end of a section of review, I would often hop up, push the play button on my jambox, and dance. In front of my wide closet ...
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2015
December
17,
2015
| 08:28 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how awful they can be. Nausea, dizziness plus sensitivity to light and sound… and that’s just the cherry on top of extreme head pain. It can be a hard thing for adults to deal with. Unfortunately, many child...
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August
19,
2015
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
Long hours. Not having a chance to eat with the family. Pressure to excel. It’s a familiar pattern with many adults. Unfortunately, it’s also a troubling trend among today’s high school athletes. Cook Children’s pediatrician David H. Goff, M.D....
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March
10,
2015
| 03:53 PM America/Chicago
You pick the most annoying noise in the world: a) Nails on a chalk board. b) 6 a.m. alarm clocks. c) Your child’s teeth grinding. Sorry that there’s no “all of the above.” Around 25 percent of kids grind their teeth at some point. It m...
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2014
December
19,
2014
| 10:20 PM America/Chicago
Our families and jobs have demands on us…school plays, band programs, choir programs, school parties, etc. Then you add in shopping, cleaning our houses, putting up the decorations, baking those all important holiday goodies, and entertaining…wow I’m...
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April
14,
2014
| 06:52 PM America/Chicago
The decision made by the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy to miss opening day so he could attend the birth of his son has placed increased focus on paternity leave for dads. Guess what?  Some sports talk show hosts made idiots of themselves by overreacti...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s coming up on that time of year again. Spring break is here, next comes school assemblies leading up to the end of the school year.It’s that inevitable time of year where I see news story after news story where children are rewarded Oprah-style f...
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