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Teen depression
on Tue, July 19, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report in the journal Pediatrics that further encourages pediatricians to screen teenagers for...
Alzheimer's fundraiser
on Tue, June 28, 2016
For more than 40 years, Roger Dale lived the sweet life — sharing his passion for art with the students he taught at Wichita West High School, in Arkansas, in...
Bill Snyder
on Mon, June 20, 2016
Bill Snyder, the most successful football coach in the history of Kansas State University, has a deceptively simple philosophy for success on the field – and...
Dementia
on Wed, June 01, 2016
Dementia is a symptom of a disease, not the disease itself. “It’s similar to cancer in the way that there are many types of dementia and different types will...
Glenda King
on Tue, May 31, 2016
What’s the secret to happiness? Shawn Achor, an author and expert in positive psychology, says kindness and gratitude are two keys to leading a happier life...
Short-term health goals
on Fri, May 20, 2016
At Via Christi LIGHT, one of our first educational articles is about smart goals. It is important to have short-term goals and long-term goals. Having only...
Transitioning to college
on Mon, April 18, 2016
For many people, college may be the best four(ish) years of their life. However, the beginning of the journey may not be so happy, as the transition from high...
Diffusing political conversations
on Tue, April 12, 2016
You were looking forward to the gatherings of family and friends for spring and summer holidays, graduations and weddings. Then you remembered: It’s an...
Comforting hands
on Thu, March 03, 2016
Often we don’t know what to say or do when a friend or loved one is struggling with serious illness or loss. At Via Christi hospitals, chaplains are available...
Seasonal affective disorder in children
on Thu, January 07, 2016
As the hours of sunlight and average temperature outside drop, our moods or attitudes can do the same. When our mood is significantly affected by a seasonal...

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