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As of This Week, Mental Health Now Has To Be Taught In Schools
New York has focused on mental health a lot recently, from setting standards for national guidelines for screening teens to designing a license plate for mental health awareness.  Now, a new law is taking effect in New York mandating that education on mental health be provid…
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…
Nasty Named Invasive Plant Can Cause Serious Skin Burns
Poison Ivy step aside.  There is another plant that can cause severe harm, like skin burns and blindness.  It’s invasive, it’s monitored by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and it has recently been found all the way down in Virgini…
Recall Alert Issued For One Major Kellogg’s Cereal
A bowl of crunchy cereal is purely delicious- until it gets you sick!  The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled one of it's cereal for exactly that reason.  According to News 10 abc, Kellogg's Honey Smacks have been nationally recalled after causing outbreaks of Salmonella i…
Local Home Health Aid Turns Out to be a Mobster
This is the stuff movies are made out of.  Seriously, this news story could be a movie plot.  Unfortunately, it was reality for a trusting couple not far from Albany in Gilboa, New York.  The Times Union reported a story today about a home health aid known as ‘Anna&Clo…
E-Cigarettes Are Marketing Through Student Scholarships
Now, this is something I would’ve never realized! A News 10 abc article caught my eye this week about E-cigarette companies offering scholarships. The catch when reading the article it seemed is that they are offering scholarships as a way to promote their brand..…
A Pest Invades New York that Could Be Good for Fishermen
Men, women, kids, whoever you are that like to fish- there's a pest invading some counties in New York that actually makes for a good fishing bait.  Newyorkupstate.com wrote about 'crazy worms' (an easier name for 'Amynthas agretis') invading northern New York…
Nurses Can Get Free Chipotle This Tuesday!
Chipotle is showing their appreciation for nurses this week with a deal to get free food!  I saw this posted by Refinery 29, and as a huge supporter of nursing and people in public service, I had to share.  This Tuesday (June 5th), nurses of all kinds can get hooked up with a 'Bu…
New York Lands in Top 5 for States with Credit Card Debt
My wallet hurts even reading about this!  I'd be hard pressed to find anyone I know who doesn't understand credit card debt.  Credit cards are like the gift that keeps giving- except with the gifts you also get increased debt. You use it, you pay some off, you use it, you pay som…

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