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Fight the Opioid Epidemic with Toolkit

In 2016, 3.6 percent of adolescents ages 12-17 had misused opioids over the past year. Opioid overdose deaths among adolescents 15-24 more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency and directed federal agencies to fight the epidemic on all fronts. The Adolescent Health: Think, Act, […]

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Passport to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Original source: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/component/content/article/39-step-3-challenges/1852-passport-2018-winter-olympicsPrepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games just like an Olympic athlete. Create your travel passport to PyeongChang, South Korea, pick your events, and practice for the big day. You’ve only got a few weeks! The Olympic Games start February 9th and are followed by the Paralympic Games on March 9th. Winning […]

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Infographic: Bathroom fall prevention

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9708eb88-5d5a-4aa2-af88-8dd54ce8bceb#.WlUZglw-dBy About 80 percent of injuries in the bathroom are due to falls—and most of those injuries happen to older adults. Do you know how to prevent falls in the bathroom? Click the interactive infographic below to find out.

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10 ways to work out in winter

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=71995519-113b-480b-b57c-37553efcfd4f#.WlUOl1w-dBw It’s New Year’s resolution time. If you’ve resolved to be more active in 2018 but you’re not sure how to cope with the cold, these 10 winter workouts can help keep the weather from freezing out your commitment to moving more.  

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Surviving colorectal cancer linked to a high-fiber diet

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b83be986-ff54-4ef9-b1e6-a0cb60fb5e21#.Wk5_G9KnHRZ Diet can make a difference after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. A new study suggests people with colorectal cancer may have a lower risk of death if they eat more fiber. Colorectal cancer—that’s cancer of the colon or rectum—is the third most common cancer in both men and women and the second leading […]

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Feel better with fiber in your diet

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=d0bf2e5a-182c-4c32-ae8b-99ca4ea36c22#.Wk5-8tKnHRZ Fiber can improve digestion, cut the risk of disease and help control weight, but most Americans don’t get enough. Eating something you can’t digest might sound silly. But when that something is fiber, it’s a smart choice. Fiber not only works to keep your digestive system healthy, it also helps you prevent heart […]

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Study: Whole grains may spur weight loss

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=77097386-0fb2-4ae7-9a14-3c9b5cc1f424#.Wk5-xtKnHRZ You may have heard it before: Make half your grains whole. Whole grains are high in satisfying fiber, but a new study reveals another benefit—they may actually promote weight loss. The eight-week study included 81 men and women. For two weeks, everyone ate the same foods. After that, participants were randomly assigned to eat […]

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How to stop mindless eating

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=ced0f0fd-40f7-46d8-b8d9-18c0915c898d#.Wk5-rdKnHRZ Odds are, you’re consuming more calories each day than you realize. Be honest: Have you ever finished eating a bag of potato chips, even though the chips were stale and you were full? Have you ever eaten the last piece of a so-so-tasting chocolate cake simply because it was there on your kitchen […]

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