2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders at 9 and Counting

2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders at 9 and Counting

It is only February 2019 and the Democratic party already has nine contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. There are an additional 13 on the list; one all but certain, three likely, and nine who might run, according to The New York Times. Those who have announced they are definitely running are Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, John […]

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Medication is not necessarily the best treatment for everyone with mild depression. The typical procedure is a daily regimen of antidepressants, aka selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Why take pills when there are alternatives? Understanding the difference between mild and major depressive disorder (MMD) as well as sadness is essential before deciding on what treatment is needed. Also […]

February SNAP Benefits Issued Early Amid Federal Government Shutdown

February SNAP Benefits Issued Early Amid Federal Government Shutdown

Earlier reports indicated the partial government shutdown would cause the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ration February 2019 SNAP benefits. However, on Jan. 8, the agency told states to request and issue the February allotments by January 20. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stated they relied on a “provision of the just-expired Continuing Resolution […]