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Schools Rethink Recess

Original source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-favorite-subject-returns-to-schools-recess-1497358800 By Yawnell E. Hobbs, The Wall Street Journal Three kindergarten girls looked close to taking a spill as they sat on the high back of a playground bench at Oak Point Elementary. Feet away, several administrators didn’t make a move to stop them because at this school outside Dallas, playtime is revered. “As […]

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Age-related macular degeneration: A look at lowering the risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=23c8ad3d-68f8-4340-b9b7-be2807e6ca3a#.WUAK7xMrJBx Eating right. Avoiding tobacco. Getting some exercise. That’s pretty sound advice if you want to stay healthy and fit. The same healthy choices may also help protect against a leading cause of vision loss: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 4 habits that might help lower your risk Your chances of getting AMD depend, in […]

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Grilling with an eye toward good health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=91da5e51-f6be-4055-ad98-48304b9a9f7c#.WUAD5xPytBw  Grilling has been linked to health hazards, such as cancer. But you can take steps to minimize these risks. Cooking and eating in the great outdoors seems like such a healthy thing to do. Even if you’re using a fancy grill in your own backyard, there’s still something a little bit rugged, a […]

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The Medical Minute: Tips for curbing motion sickness

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2017/06/the-medical-minute-tips-for-curbing-motion-sickness/ Summer is a season of flights, road trips, boat rides and amusement park visits. For those who suffer from motion sickness, it can be a tough time of year. Whether it’s car sickness, sea sickness or the vertigo caused by a rollercoaster ride, it all boils down to balance. The brain combines visual […]

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Love roller coasters? Your stomach can too

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=7e7c2d85-4eca-4893-b61c-3aa0eca6225d#.WT_oYRPytBw Roller coasters aren’t what they used to be. No, they’re way taller, faster, longer, steeper and more twisted. Unfortunately, the human nervous system hasn’t kept up with advances in structural engineering. But even if you or your kids are riding on a fairly mellow, old-fashioned roller coaster, it’s a good idea to […]

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Bug Off: Fight the Bite

Original source: www.hikingdude.com/hiking-bugs.php www.exploreserac.com/how-to-beat-mosquitoes-on-the-trail-with-natural-repellents/ www.montemlife.com/how-to-prevent-mosquito-bites-while-hiking/ www.bwca.cc/activities/hiking/articles/mosquitocontrol.html Summertime calls for a variety of enjoyable outdoor activities. Nonetheless, whenever you go into the wild for a camping or hiking expedition, you share your space with a variety of animals and insects. Some of these insects are parasitic with the most dangerous being the mosquito. Thus, you should […]

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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix

Original sources: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0106b5f0-db1f-4820-8f38-54d6400fc408#.WTl6HRiZNBx When the weather turns warm, it’s great to be active outside. But when it gets really hot and humid, be careful. Exercising in the heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and potentially deadly heatstroke. A few safeguards can help you avoid these problems. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) says drinking […]

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Infographic: Hydration facts

Original source: http://prowellness.vmhost.psu.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php Don’t wait to hydrate. Find out if you’re getting enough water—and how to get your share.  Did you know you can get part of your daily water needs from food? Click the interactive infographic below to find out more.

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Save the Date: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital 2018 Nursing Conference

Nurses, you might be done with the school year, but not with learning. Save the date and join Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for the 2018 Nursing Conference – Inspiring Quality and Safety. Learn about advanced practice, leadership, neonatal and pediatrics. Date: June 28-29, 2018 Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA For more information about Course […]

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