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Van Buren County man charged with repeatedly raping 9-year-old girl


VAN BUREN COUNTY (WKZO) A 65-year-old Bloomingdale Township man is being held on 5-million dollars bond charged with repeated sexual assaults on a 9-year old girl. Investigators say the assaults took place multiple times over a year and a half period that ...

Stevens, Bresett


The bride is the daughter of Edward and Leanne Stevens, of Fairfield. The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Dianne Bresett, of Van Buren. Lindsay Melisurgo was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Vanessa Holman, Celina Lemieux, […] Share ORLAND ...

Prep Wrestling: Van Buren’s Sonnenberg, Sexton win LCC titles


LIMA — Saturday at Lima belonged to the Knights. The Van Buren Black Knights wrestling team. Van Buren seniors Chance Sonnenberg and Isaac Sexton both won individual championships and two teammates finished in the top four as the Black Knights were fifth ...

65-year-old man from Van Buren Co. extradited from Florida on sex charges


VANBUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A man from Van Buren county has been charged with criminal sexual conduct. Sheriff’s deputies in Florida arrested 65-year-old Michael Ray Gwilliams from the Bloomingdale area for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

Van Buren County man facing CSC charges on 9 year old


SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. ( WZZM) - A Van Buren County man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl. Investigators say Michael Ray Gwilliams(65) sexually assaulted the girl several times over an 18 month period.

Lady Cyclones edge Van Buren


The Russellville Lady Cyclones held on for a 44-42 win over the Van Buren Lady Pointers during Friday's Colors Day game inside Cyclones Stadium. Van Buren's Haley Jenner tied the game at 42 with less than a minute left, but Alyssa Owens answered with a ...

Basketball: Van Buren On Point


The Pointers are 6-0 in the 7A/6A-Central and off to their best start in since 1999 when they opened conference play with nine straight wins. “That’s awesome,” Van Buren head coach Randy Loyd said. “Hopefully, we can continue that.” Van Buren ...

Van Buren Police Investigate Allegations That Teacher Struck Student


VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Police are investigating a Van Buren middle school teacher following accusations she struck a student this week in class. The Northridge Middle School teacher is being investigated by authorities and the Van Buren School District ...

I-94 shut down in Van Buren County due to crash involving police cruiser


I-94 has been shut down at the 56 mile marker in Van Buren County due to a crash, according to Van Buren County dispatchers. The crash was reported at about 5:30 a.m. and involves two semi trucks and a police cruiser, dispatchers say. Minor injuries have ...

Video: Sean O'Connell on Matt Van Buren's inability to take a UFC weigh-ins joke


Sean O’Connell was just trying to “do something funny” when he touched Matt Van Buren’s nose at the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 59. When UFC President Dana White jumped in between the two fighters in an attempt to make sure the situation didn ...




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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Avoiding cyberbullyng in VAN BURE

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]








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