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Practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress

To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally, can be a challenge. Dr. Timothy Riley, assistant professor and associate vice chair for wellness in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, said when we focus on […]

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Researchers to study universal depression screening in adolescents

November 27, 2018 — A research team at Penn State College of Medicine will study universal school-based screening of adolescents for major depressive disorder with the help of a three-year, $2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Deepa Sekhar, associate professor of pediatrics, will serve as principal investigator. The study will take place […]

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College of Medicine awarded grant to promote healthy lifestyles

October 11, 2018 – Penn State College of Medicine has received a nearly $4 million grant to promote healthy lifestyles and improve nutrition for Hispanic people living in Berks and Lebanon counties. The award is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s REACH project and will be administered locally by Penn State PRO Wellness, a collaboration between the College […]

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Lebanon County agencies awarded grant to promote healthy lifestyles among Hispanic community

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Lebanon County agencies have been awarded four million dollars to decrease obesity by increasing access to nutritious food in the Hispanic community.  “We do have a high obesity problem within our community,” said Jeanne Arnold, a creator of Better Together Lebanon County.  Better Together Lebanon County is trying to change that.  […]

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$4 million grant awarded to help Hispanic people of Lebanon County get healthier

A $4 million grant to promote healthy lifestyles and improve nutrition for Hispanic people in Lebanon and Berks counties was recently awarded to a local coalition of organizations. “We know from research that Hispanic people are more likely to experience a higher prevalence of chronic diseases than non-Hispanic whites, and in Lebanon and Reading, Hispanics also […]

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Say No to Raw Dough!

There are many special occasions through the year that are perfect to spend time with loved ones while preparing delicious baked foods in the kitchen. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may […]

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NEW Classroom Physical Activity Resources

Springboard to ActiveSchools and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new resources in November to help educators integrate physical activity into the classroom. These resources will help schools use evidence-based strategies to incorporate classroom physical activity and provide more opportunities during the school day for students to reach the nationally recommended 60 […]

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