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Women: Beating the blues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3ddbb08a-6df4-4577-8a01-e7679e6eea86#.Wx–xlw-dBw Depression is more common among women, but it is definitely not normal. Win out over this illness by learning to recognize the signs and being willing to get help. Feeling low. A case of the blues. Down in the dumps. You can call depression whatever you want. The important question is, are you […]

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Safe practices around fireworks

Original source: http://news.psu.edu/story/522975/2018/05/24/medical-minute-safe-practices-around-fireworks utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=523109_HTML&utm_content=05-24-2018-22-59&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today From Memorial Day through Labor Day, summer celebrations offer plenty of excuses to light up the night sky. From fireworks at wedding receptions and Independence Day celebrations to graduation bonfires and simple sparklers at weekend cookouts, Americans love playing with fire. The trick is to do so safely. In 2014, the most […]

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How to do hands-only CPR

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=ad21c90c-b3c5-4138-878d-28ec5dae5d3b#.Wx6C0lw-dBw Cardiac arrest can be reversible if treatment (including hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation—or CPR) is started immediately. If you spot the signs of sudden cardiac arrest, call 911. While you wait for help, do this. Source: American Heart Association

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Are bed bugs’ feces worse than their bites?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=efa479b2-7f87-4cf2-95d0-b5ae6d3f0d14#.Wx54xlw-dBw As if the mental image of bed bugs crawling around your mattress weren’t bad enough, new research suggests the creepy critters’ feces could potentially make you sick. Bed bugs don’t spread diseases, though their bites occasionally leave a red, bumpy skin rash. However, the study found that bed bugs’ feces contain a lot […]

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Specialized “Riding for Focus” Grants – Get Pre-Qualified

The Specialized Foundation “Riding for Focus” grant program is designed to provide everything a middle school (grades 6-9) needs to get their students riding — including cycling curriculum, bikes, safety equipment, training — and more! Beyond bikes and gear, the program provides a combination of cycling, fitness, and academics — all while instilling a lifelong […]

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5 steps to get a bike train rolling at your school

Has your community found success in bicycle education this year? As part of Bike Month in May, let’s share and hear about bicycle education breakthroughs happening across the United States! View Safe Routes to School practitioners’ free recorded webinar that focuses upon lessons learned, best practices, and creative ways to increase ridership during bike month and […]

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Biking with baby

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=f1dd2670-4927-411e-8a57-f12bc11cfa80#.WwXYM1w-dBw Biking is great exercise, a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and a cheap way to get around. But biking with a baby on board requires special skills and precautions. Here’s a look at some of the things you need to know before you take your child on his or her first ride.

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Penn State Health’s Annual School Nurse Update

School nurses, you might be done with the school year, but not with learning. Register for Penn State Health’s Annual School Nurse Update on August 10, 2018. Learn about up-to-date information on asthma, food allergies and diabetes. Participants will receive 6.5 CEUs. This is a no-fee, all-day activity. Credit: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association 6.5 contact hours awarded […]

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