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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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Don’t like ‘thinspiration’ photos

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=00a996d5-0c91-4a8d-bbd4-d5931177696f#.WnxLUFw-dBw Young women are using social media to promote extreme thinness with selfies and images depicting bone-protruding bodies. The pictures, posted on Twitter accounts that use hashtags such as “thinspiration,” may push more young people to try to reach an unhealthy weight, a new study shows. The ‘thinspiration’ craze Popular social media sites allow […]

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Eating disorders aren’t just for women

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1334f1be-54f1-48b2-9158-2ff1974b1d91#.WnxKxFw-dBw Eating disorders are often thought of as a problem for women, but men can be affected as well. They may exercise for hours, count calories compulsively or wolf down food in secret and then try to control their weight by swallowing laxatives. But they’re not women. They’re men and boys with eating disorders—and […]

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The benefits of breakfast

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=cd5d5d64-7e51-42ee-a202-48bae02e7cec#.WnxGl1w-dBw You don’t have to start every morning with the breakfast of champions. But it’s a good idea to kick off your day with a healthy first meal. Starting your day with a balanced meal can make a major difference in your overall health and well-being, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Fight the Opioid Epidemic with Toolkit

In 2016, 3.6 percent of adolescents ages 12-17 had misused opioids over the past year. Opioid overdose deaths among adolescents 15-24 more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency and directed federal agencies to fight the epidemic on all fronts. The Adolescent Health: Think, Act, […]

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Passport to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Original source: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/component/content/article/39-step-3-challenges/1852-passport-2018-winter-olympicsPrepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games just like an Olympic athlete. Create your travel passport to PyeongChang, South Korea, pick your events, and practice for the big day. You’ve only got a few weeks! The Olympic Games start February 9th and are followed by the Paralympic Games on March 9th. Winning […]

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Infographic: Bathroom fall prevention

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9708eb88-5d5a-4aa2-af88-8dd54ce8bceb#.WlUZglw-dBy About 80 percent of injuries in the bathroom are due to falls—and most of those injuries happen to older adults. Do you know how to prevent falls in the bathroom? Click the interactive infographic below to find out.

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