brit+co / Dr. Daniel G. Amen, The Amen Clinics How to Tell the Difference Between an Emotional Slump and Clinical Depression February 19, 2019

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Depression and other aspects of mental health are being discussed more openly now than ever before, thanks in part to celebrities like Michelle Williams, Demi Lovato, and Kristen Bell sharing their own experiences. But its long-held status as a taboo topic means that not everyone understands the symptoms of depression when compared to the kind of temporary emotional low that everyone goes through sometimes. Here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing a temporary slump or a form of clinical depression, and advice for approaching both.

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Money Inc. / Jordan Campbell, Winner Circle Athletics Unveiling The Exploitation of Youth Athletes February 12, 2019

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The exploitation of athletes is hardly a new phenomenon, but the alarming rate at which the private high school sports machine is targeting young student-athletes should be a red flag warning for parents and students alike. It’s an ugly truth that deep-pocketed private high schools are building a multi-million-dollar business off the backs of young athletes, not unlike college athletics. On the surface, recruiting is hardly negative. After all, being part of a higher profile athletic team as a pathway to a D1 college scholarship, and hopefully a pro contract, is the Big Dream.

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People / Dr. Rady Rahban 26-Year-Old Woman Loses 110 Lbs. After Having Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Cutting Sweets February 11, 2019

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Tatty Hovannesya is ready for a girls’ night out.

The 26-year-old senior fashion designer recently lost more than 110 lbs. and tells PEOPLE that for the first time in years, she is excited to dress up.

Hovannesya once weighed 250 lbs. — a number she reached by not exercising and too often indulging her sweet tooth.

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang 10 tips for effective advertising February 6, 2019

Ready to get the best bang for your buck with your practice advertising in 2019? Then plan, be patient, and invest some time and money into the right message. The good news, for starters, is that eye practices traditionally are open to cutting-edge advertising and marketing ideas. “Ophthalmologists have historically been one of the most progressive groups regarding marketing,” said Chad Erickson, vice president of marketing and business development, Advice Media, Park City, Utah. This includes cutting-edge websites, YouTube channels with educational videos, and engaging social media, Mr. Erickson said. However, there’s always room for improvement. Here are 10 ways to maximize your traditional and digital ad dollars in the new year.

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