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Save the Date: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital 2018 Nursing Conference

Nurses, you might be done with the school year, but not with learning. Save the date and join Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for the 2018 Nursing Conference – Inspiring Quality and Safety. Learn about advanced practice, leadership, neonatal and pediatrics. Date: June 28-29, 2018 Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA For more information about Course […]

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Can You Text ‘FOOD’ and Get Free Meals for Children?

Original source: http://www.snopes.com/can-text-food-get-free-meals-children/ In late May 2017, Facebook users began to share a message claiming that if you send a text message to a particular phone number, you would receive the address of a nearby location where school-aged children could get free meals during the summer. The message was typically worded like this: “If you have a school-aged […]

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Take Steps to Stay Safe Around Water

Original sources: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Water-Safety-And-Young-Children.aspx http://www.livestrong.com/article/238574-10-safety-rules-when-swimming/ Swimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. Contact the Training Support Center at 1-800-RED-CROSS or support@redcrosstraining.org. Follow these safety tips whenever you are in, on or around water.

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Use the Five S’s of Sun Safety

Original source: http://www.skcin.org/sunSafetyAndPrevention/theFiveSsOfSunSafety.htm Look after your skin – stay safe in the sun! Remember it’s not just sunbathing that puts you at risk, but being in the sun without adequate protection. If you regularly take part in outdoor hobbies or sports, or work outdoors you could be at greater risk. Make sure you use all of […]

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The Medical Minute: Water beats sports drinks for young athletes

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-water-beats-sports-drinks-for-young-athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it’s what they see the professionals do. Problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require their hydration to come with extra sugar and salt. “Things like Gatorade or Powerade can […]

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Drink up! Making sure you get enough water

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2b51e37f-6c1b-4a80-a721-a96c29fd5271#.WTa7zRiZNBy To keep your body healthy and working properly, you need to make sure to drink enough liquids. It’s especially important to drink enough when you’re exercising or when it’s hot out. If you were a glass of water, you’d be more than half full. At least, you should be. Water makes up more […]

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On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First

Original source: http://www.parents.com/holiday/july-4th/safety/fireworks-safety/ Even the most harmless-seeming fireworks (yep, sparklers!) can send a child to the ER. Keep your family safe this July 4th—or any time you want to enjoy some fireworks—with this important advice. Sorry, but there’s no such thing as “safe fireworks” for kids. Over 30 percent of the 5,200 injuries from fireworks each year […]

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National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Whatever the season, there’s always produce to pick from. Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month by finding out when your favorite fruits and veggies are in season. Learn ways to incorporate them into your diet throughout the year with the interactive infographic below. Click here for recipes that will shake up your routine with […]

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