Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
HHS Healthbeat: Arguing Raises High Levels of Cytokines Associated with Health Conditions Causing Heart Disease
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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.
Arguing can raise levels of body chemicals called cytokines, which fight infection. But continued high levels of cytokines are associated with conditions such as heart disease.
Researcher Jennifer Graham at Penn State has been looking at ways for couples to work on their differences without amping up their cytokines.
As part of her study, she had couples flip the hot switches on topics like money and in-laws.
Graham found that use of reasoning words during a fight controlled cytokines. So reasoning may be better than fighting, for your health and relationship – and:
[Jennifer Graham speaks] "Expressing yourself clearly and thinking deeply about conflict may also help lead to a resolution of the situation."
The study in the journal Health Psychology was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Learn more at hhs.gov.
HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.
Last revised: December, 16 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Courtesy: Dr. Nelson Escobar, M.D. Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Marianjoy Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, High Hopes Brain Injury Support Group which meets on the 2nd Tuesday every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. sponsored by Dr. Nancy Devereux, M.D., Tel. 630-909-8607
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Monday, August 3, 2009
Computer Technology Computer Skills
WHAT WE DOThe People's Resource Center is a lifeline to people in financial need, as well as a pathway of opportunity for their future. Since 1998, PRC has had a major technological impact on the lives of thousands of low-income DuPage County residents through the PRC Computer Training Program and the PRC Computer Technology Access Program. These two programs provide free computer literacy instruction as well as free reconditioned computers for households.As our county’s economic base has been transformed by technology, a digital divide has developed presenting educational and employment barriers for increasing numbers of people in our community. All work and educational environments require computer skills, but many people lack basic computer skills, and cannot afford a computer in their home. The PRC’s Computer Technology Programs respond to this community need by teaching computer skills in neighborhood based classes and also providing refurbished computers complete with Microsoft software, for family’s homes.
HOW WE DO ITComputer training classes are provided in a number of neighborhood learning centers throughout DuPage County. Volunteer computer instructors teach a variety of classes for every skill level. Each class runs for 90 minutes once a week for seven weeks. •Introduction to Computers•Windows Fundamentals •Working On-Line•MS Word•Excel 1 •Excel 2Training Sites Training sites are located throughout DuPage County. Please see a map of the training sites, which also includes their addresses, and directions. The schedule for each seven-week session is customized to accommodate students’ needs, volunteer instructors’ skills and availability, and holidays. Please see the overall 2009 Training Schedule and the Current Class Session listing the site, day and time, and instructors for each class. Class Registration All students must register for each class session by calling the People's Resource Center (PRC) at phone number 630-682-5402; new students must come to the People's Resource Center to register as a client. How to become a PRC Client. Computer Class registration can be accomplished on site after registering with the PRC. Please see and print out computer class registration form for next session.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Today, the United States joins 141 other nations who have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The signing of the UN Convention sends an important message that this country is committed to equal rights for people with disabilities, in the United States and around the world.
Another important example of our commitment is the President’s launch of the Year of Community Living in June. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has already begun to carry out the Community Living initiative by establishing an HHS Coordinating Council, led by the Office on Disability.
The Administration on Aging, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and -- most recently -- the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office of Public Health and Science have joined the Coordinating Council. I am pleased that we have assembled such considerable expertise to ensure that living independently with a disability is a real choice.
HHS is proud to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the first new UN human rights convention of the 21st century. We look forward to advancing dignity, autonomy, full inclusion, and equality of opportunity for Americans, and for people with disabilities around the world.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
During his visit for Congress on your Corner, Peter Roskam invites Addison residents to meet at Jewel Store, Green Meadow Shopping Center
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Henry W. Hochstattter, Supporter for High Hopes Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, from 1979 through Present
My name is Henry W. Hochstatter. I am a TBI supporter for High Hopes at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. The month of June in 2009 reminds me of the first time I attended the High Hopes Support Group for Traumatic Brain Injury, since my tragic accident with a semi-truck on March 23, 1979, along Addison Road, in Addison, Illinois.
I am the founding member of the High Hopes TBI Support Group at Marianjoy in Wheaton, since Dr. Jay Subarau established the High Hopes Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.
I was still in a wheelchair at the time, so I was wheeled over to the Cafeteria to attend the first High Hopes TBI meeting, downstairs at the Marianjoy Center. The first High Hopes meeting started at 7:00 p.m. in the evening, on the second Tuesday, in June 1979.
High Hopes TBI Support Group promotes hope for the future, while thinking of positive thoughts and ideas for recovery. To me, High Hopes represents a TBI support group in hopes that TBI patients do better on their journey to recovery.
Since my traumatic brain injury in 1979, I had broken my armcast on the right side at Marianjoy. I remember being on a wheelchair and learning to walk outside, while watching the mallard ducks outside the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. In 2009, I celebrate my 30th anniversary from recovery of a traumatic brain injury with treatment and rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Wheaton, Illinois, USA.