Monthly Archives: November 2013


Parents Outraged After Students’ Phones Confiscated Following Student-Teacher Confrontation


By David Mittleman Parents Outraged Over School's Confiscation of Student Phones Parents of children at an Oregon middle school are outraged after finding out that school officials temporarily confiscated their children's phones in order to delete recordings of a confrontation between a student and teacher. The incident apparently involved a boy who refused to remove [...]

Gratitude Has Better Health Benefits Than Exercise or Skipping Dessert


By David Mittleman Gratefulness Has Better Health Benefits to Exercise and Skipping Dessert With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I was pleased to see a recent article on the health benefits of gratefulness. In fact, recent evidence suggests that sitting around and verbally expressing your gratitude has better health benefits than exercise or skipping dessert [...]

The Most Surprisingly Dangerous Health Habits


By David Mittleman The Worst Health Habits You might not realize it, but some of your supposedly “innocuous” health habits can be seriously harmful to your health. Some bad habits are relatively easy to spot–clearly you should avoid eating McDonald's Big Macs too frequently–but did you know that something as small as biting your nails [...]

Thanksgiving Does Not Mean Unhealthy Eating – A Nutritionist’s Guide To The Holiday


By David Mittleman You Can Still Be Healthy Even At Thanksgiving What do brussels sprouts, apples, butternut squash, cranberries, nuts, and pomegranates have in common? They are all healthy foods that can be implemented into a nutritious and delicious Thanksgiving Day meal! As you invite your family to Thanksgiving this year, at least one nutritionist, [...]

The New and Dangerous “Cotton Ball Diet”


By David Mittleman Fad Diet is Incredibly Dangerous I've heard it all, and I'm sure you have, too: from The South Beach Diet to Weight Watchers, there are plenty of diet peddlers out there trying to sell you the next “magic” formula to lose those unwanted pounds. However, I have to admit that I had [...]

Thanksgivukkah, More Than Just a Holiday


By David Mittleman I knew it was going to happen shortly after Thanksgiving last year. Such an uncommon event. In fact it won't happen again for another 77,000 years. Because the Hebrew or Jewish calendar is based on the lunar schedule, Chanukah lands on different dates of the 12 month calendar we are most familiar [...]

Suboxone Not the Cure-all for Opioid Addiction Afterall


By David Mittleman Photo from Suboxone tablets or “stop signs” as they're also known as. Drug Meant to Aid Recovery from Addiction Has a Dark Side Suboxone, or what is known as “bupe” to some, is commonly prescribed to those who are attempting to address their addiction to opioids. For some, like Shawn Schneider, [...]

Heroin Addiction Overtakes Mid-Michigan


By David Mittleman Image from Heroin Epidemic Overtakes Mid-Michigan Heroin faded from the Mid-Michigan scene by the late 1990s, but is making a roaring comeback. It is also taking young lives as it sweeps through areas such as Mason, Okemos, Dewitt, and Vermontville. No area, whether suburb, city or rural township has been untouched [...]

Lullaby Cradle Glider Recalled Due To Risk Of Babies Falling Out


By David Mittleman A Chinese manufactured cradle known as the Lullaby Cradle Glider has been recalled due to two incidents involving malfunction with the mattress support board. Fortunately, neither incident resulted in injury to the children involved. The Lullaby Cradle Glider is distributed by Dream On and sold for online through K-Mart, Kohl's, Sears, Toys [...]