The surprising link between dental care and mental health

Apart from diabetes and other chronic illnesses, poor dental care has been linked to dementia. (Pixabay pic) Research has established a rather surprising connection between poor dental care and mental health. Apart from diabetes and many other chronic illnesses, poor dental care has been linked to dementia. And a 2018 […]

13-year-old holds exercise class to benefit kids’ mental health

As 13-year-old Sadie Feingold prepared for her bat mitzvah project this year, she had one goal in mind: to stop the stigma. The eighth-grader from Port Washington knew she wanted to focus on mental health for her community service project ahead of her bat mitzvah, or Jewish coming-of-age ceremony. She […]

Mental health for school children, mobile dental clinics

© RNZ / Simon Rogers Labour would make mental health support available to all primary and intermediate students, and increase dental health grants to $1000, if elected. Health spokesperson Chris Hipkins announced the party’s health policy in Auckland this morning, saying it had invested record amounts into DHBs, hospitals and […]

Mental health, dental care, Pharmac

The Labour Party wants every primary and intermediate student to have mental health support and will inject hundreds of millions of dollars into reducing waiting lists and boosting Pharmac’s wallet. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and health spokesman Chris Hipkins released the party’s health policy in Auckland this morning. The expansion […]

How Monica Jones Is Maintaining Her Mental Health

Photograph courtesy of Monica Jones. Welcome to Busy Bodies, where we ask busy Washingtonians how they balance health and fitness while working crazy hours, raising a family, and meeting the demands of the daily hustle. Know someone who’s killing the fitness game while getting it done (maybe it’s you)? Email [email protected]  Monica Jones, […]