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Health & Wellness



Why Apps can't replace temperance in preventing suicides
John Horvat II
Crisis Magazine

There are nearly 10,000 apps geared toward mental health and they've become increasingly popular in a world where everyone wants everything instantly and effortlessly. John Horvat, Crisis Magazine, notes that most mental health issues today involve some kind of intemperance. So while an app can temporarily alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, it's inability to effectively foster temperance does little to resolve or prevent the ultimate mental health crisis--suicide. Read...

Why do Paper Cuts hurt?
Gabriel Neal
The Conversation

Paper cuts. They're annoying, unexpected, and not very life-threatening but they sure can hurt. Ever wonder why? Gabriel Neal, The Conversation, explains. Read...

Sustaining Persons, Greiving Losses: A Fresh Pastoral Approach for the Challenges of the Dementia Journey
Dianne Crowther

Dementia presents a significant social issue in a hyper-cognitive culture where stigma, relational neglect, and isolation still accompany forgetfulness. This raises serious theological, ecclesiological, and pastoral questions calling for a Christian response. To fight against a malignant social positioning of anyone as an "an empty shell" is crucial; nonetheless, there is another pressing reality, the reality of ongoing loss. Often the focus is on one or the other side: affirming personhood or acknowledging loss and grief. Spiritual caregiving and Christian pastoral caregiving are uniquely placed to offer both sustaining relationship and grief support to both caregivers and persons with dementia. This fresh pastoral approach offers theologically and culturally informed, practical ways of sustaining persons in the midst of their losses, throughout the dementia journey.

ISBN: 9781798237956, 246 pages, $24 softcover, Imprint: Cascade Books
Wipf and Stock Publishers



Catholic Hospitals under fire
Charles Camosy

Dr. Jason T. Eberl, Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University was interviewed for Crux by Charles Camosy about the state of Catholic healthcare in the United States. Dr. Eberl's viewpoints are insightful. Read...

The Dirtiest Spot in An Airport

Get your hand sanitizer ready if you're travelling by plane soon. This article gives you the scoop on the must germ-laden area in an airport plus some tips on ways to protect yourself. (Thumbs down if you guessed the dirtiest place was the bathroom.) Read...


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