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Teen Health Week: Food Demonstration Recipes

Kara Bowers, a registered dietitian with Penn State PRO Wellness, was featured on Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg for 2018 Teen Health Week. Kara featured two teen-friendly recipe demonstrations in the Tree House Cafe at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Check out the food demonstration recipes below.  Quick and Healthy Recipes Blueberry-Lemon Overnight Oats ¼ C […]

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Wisdom Teeth

Original Source: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/wisdom-teeth With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more […]

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Know the Warning Signs of Suicide

Original Source: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs How do you remember the Warning Signs of Suicide? Here’s an easy-to-remember mnemonic: IS PATH WARM? I: Ideation S: Substance Abuse P: Purposelessness A: Anxiety T: Trapped H: Hopelessness W: Withdrawal A: Anger R: Recklessness M: Mood Changes A person in acute risk for suicidal behavior most often will show: To learn […]

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Turning 18: What it Means for Your Health

Original Source: http://gottransition.org/resourceGet.cfm?id=446 Turning 18 may not make you feel any different, but legally, this means you are an adult. What does this mean? After you turn 18, your doctor talks to you, not your parents, about your health. Your health information and medical records are private (or confidential) and cannot be shared unless you give […]

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How to Respond to Bullying

Original Source: https://www.stopbullying.gov/respond/on-the-spot/index.html Stop Bullying on the Spot. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep kids safe. Do: Intervene immediately. It […]

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What if I think my teen is a victim of dating violence?

Original source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article f you suspect abuse in your teen’s relationship, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Please know that you and your teen are not alone in navigating this situation. *IMPORTANT – If you suspect your teen is in an abusive relationship, do NOT respond to this article, or ask a question through this […]

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Teen Oral Care

Original Source: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/teen-oral-care Overview Braces, third molars, facial appearance and bad breath are just a few new things for your teenagers to worry about as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Because kids are busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities, — plus eating a lot of junk food — you’ve got a […]

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Tip Sheet: Teen Athletes & Oral Health

Original Source: https://oralhealthamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Tip-Sheet-Teen-Athletes.pdf Teen athletes are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks than sodas, suggesting a belief that energy drinks are the healthier option. ¹ However, these drinks can still have a negative impact on oral health and overall wellbeing. DID YOU KNOW? Sports drinks may contribute to tooth decay and mineral loss […]

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Teens Stay Silent On Birds And Bees

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-sex-talk_n_4748456.html By Molly Cunningham, Riverside Brookfield High School, and Andie Linker, Walter Payton High School Thirty-six seconds. That’s how long the average teen and their doctor spend talking about sex during an appointment, according to a new study from Duke University Medical Center. It’s not that teens aren’t having sex. According to the Centers […]

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