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Building Healthy Schools: William Penn School District

The Building Healthy Schools Initiative (BHS) was developed to help Pennsylvania schools address challenges they face in creating healthy places to grow and learn. BHS originated from a federal grant provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk […]

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National Snack Month: Room for snacks?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=07f418e8-ad4b-4e08-8a0d-c8887fbd9dc9#.Wn29bFw-dBw You may have heard that snacking can spoil your dinner, lead to weight gain or destroy your diet. And while all of these things have surely happened to someone at some time, they aren’t inevitable for everyone who snacks. In fact, snacking can help some people eat healthier meals, maintain their weight or […]

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School Wellness Training – Make Every School Day a Healthy Day!

When: Friday, March 02, 2018 Time: 8:30AM – 3:30PM Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 Event Detail Please join Pennsylvania Action for Healthy Kids, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and Penn State PRO Wellness for a School Health Team training to […]

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Eating disorders: Red flags

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9f37036f-b7c9-4e09-ac43-ad5a75231124#.WnxpwFw-dBw Here are some signals of the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. It may be difficult to distinguish from normal dieting at first, but over time eating disorders tend to develop telltale signs. In general, says the National Eating Disorders Association, you should be concerned if someone’s actions and attitudes show that weight loss, dieting and control […]

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Heart health: What is a stress test?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8190e90a-a449-4f2e-ad9d-9ed217fa1528#.WnxZEVw-dBw This test can help show how well the heart is working. It may be used to diagnose a variety of heart problems or to help determine what sort of activity level is safe after a heart attack or heart surgery. How well does your heart stand up to hard work and exercise? A […]

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Stress on the job

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c252d6e4-cd5d-4e7d-b1ad-c8667097aed0#.WnxYIlw-dBw Is your job stressing you out? Find out what you can do about it. Everyone has a stressful day at the office now and then. But for some people, stress at work is the rule rather than the exception. Over time, all that stress can lead to poor work performance, diminished quality of […]

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Working mothers and stress

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b502050f-693f-4b65-958b-f8fde29c3976#.WnxWnVw-dBw Taking steps to control stress can help you successfully juggle a career and a family. Your 6-year-old wakes up feverish on a deadline-filled workday. This is a dilemma Kristin Shulder, mother of two and full-time employee, knows and dreads. “Do you give your child some Advil, send him to school anyway and hope […]

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Men and stress

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=18c449b1-3cab-470c-a560-0f059db636a0#.WnxSMVw-dBw Learn how to cope with stress in a healthy way. Maybe you work long hours and come home to a mountain of bills. Or maybe you worry about your aging parents, quarrels with your wife or the traffic that certainly isn’t getting better. Hey, guys get stressed out too. But we don’t always […]

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Helping kids cope with stress

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx? StoryId=a5636203-2e58-4707-9c09-a587a66c868f#.WnxRfFw-dBw How to recognize when your child is stressed—and what to do. Parents have a ringside seat to stress: bills, work demands, chores, busy schedules and family obligations, to name a few. Kids sit right alongside their parents. They feel stress, too, even if parents don’t notice. Childhood anxieties might include schoolwork, […]

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Stress and your Heart

Original source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/stress-and-your-heart The real connection between stress and heart disease, and what to do if you’re under too much pressure. You’re stuck in traffic, late to an important appointment. Your breath quickens. Your heart races. Your muscles tense. As your anxiety builds, you might even feel like you’re on the verge of having a heart […]

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