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Weighing your Words: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6e83dc46-4e00-4444-a8b6-532bdee520af#.WbFzkdOGNBw If your child is struggling with a weight problem, you may be struggling with how to help. For the right approach—one that can help kids manage their weight without hurting their self-esteem—here are important do’s and don’ts, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Institutes of Health. DO Be a good role […]

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For college students, family support lessens suicide risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=95966688-4f66-48b0-8cbb-e43225836eb5#.WbFpoNOGNBw Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged adults. But just being there for your child could help protect them. The findings come from a new study of 456 Hungarian college students. Researchers rated how often students felt lonely and whether the students felt supported by their families. They also looked […]

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Tips to Prevent Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=117&pid=1&gid=001554 References American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Brendel RW, Brezing CA, Lagomasino IT, Perlis RH, Stern TA. The suicidal patient. In: Stern TA, Fava M, Wilens TE, Rosenbaum JF, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 53. […]

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Recognizing teen depression

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=117&pid=60&gid=000648 One in five teenagers have depression at some point. Your teen may be depressed if they are feeling sad, blue, unhappy, or down in the dumps. Depression is a serious problem, even more so if these feelings have taken over your teen’s life. References American Psychiatric Association. Major depressive disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental […]

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Suicide searches increased after the release of ’13 Reasons Why’

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9f86eb06-24e8-4bf2-9d5a-f778e0bc4d2c#.WbFph9OGNBx Did the Netflix fictional series 13 Reasons Why dangerously glamorize teen suicide? Or did it raise awareness of what has become the second leading cause of death among young people? Researchers decided to try to find out. Using Google Trends, they looked for internet searches that included the word “suicide.” They excluded searches that used […]

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How to view a solar eclipse safely

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=be9b8068-a2db-4d97-9529-b7044db74cad#.WZrYbJOGNBw You’ve probably heard people buzzing about the upcoming solar eclipse. And for good reason. A celestial occurrence on this scale is a pretty rare event. Here is what’s about to unfold. For a few hours on Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be able to see the moon at least partially […]

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Back to school: A parent’s checklist

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=641304b0-d858-4053-8e1f-9be355b47e8d#.WYnMUXeGNBw You can help your child’s school year get off to a good start. Well before the first bell rings, parents can get started on helping their child’s school year go smoothly. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips: Make sure your child is registered and that you know the date and the time school […]

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The Medical Minute: Easing back-to-school anxieties in kids

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/08/2255/ After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings. “The bigger the transition, the younger the child and the […]

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