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Symptoms and signs of diabetes

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b9d320c5-1255-4c02-9593-ac0fd96d6549#.Wd-ZVRNSxBw While the signs of type 2 diabetes are often subtle, the onset of type 1 is usually dramatic and impossible to ignore. In type 1, the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin, a hormone that allows body cells to use glucose for energy. A person with type 1 must inject insulin to stay alive. In […]

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Bullying: Not just child’s play

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4a637380-0daa-4115-bf2a-64dd39207c9c#.Wd-LORNSxBw Farkus from A Christmas Story, Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons, the stepsisters in Cinderella—it would be nice if all bullies were make-believe like these. Unfortunately, they’re not. Real-life bullies can be found on playgrounds, in school hallways, in gym class and, increasingly, online. They look for someone to pick on—to punch, harass, frighten and intimidate. Often […]

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Infographic: Dressing safely for Halloween

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=22220830-9b3e-4a2f-ac3a-d09069a86d56#.Wd-I5RNSxBw Having fun at Halloween is all about dressing the part. Make sure your children dress safely in their costumes with these tips. Click the interactive infographic below to learn tips for dressing safely.

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Make Halloween a treat for kids with food allergies

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=ce9b2a34-3854-462c-b487-3b8ec935825b#.Wd-F7hNSxBw For most kids, dressing up and going door to door is an annual treat. But for roughly 1 in every 13 kids in this country, trick-or-treating can be tricky due to food allergies. That’s because Halloween treats often contain peanuts, milk, eggs and other ingredients that can trigger a rash, stomach cramps or […]

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RANKED: These are the most and least healthy Halloween candies

Original source: http://www.businessinsider.com/healthiest-halloween-candy-2016-10 By this point in the year, you’ve likely already caved and bought some Halloween candy. But, is there any way to know which ones are perhaps a little better for you than the rest? With that question in mind, Business Insider took a quick survey of our local Halloween candy aisle. In total, we […]

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4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List

Original source: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2017/08/4-mental-health-tools-back-school/ It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is stocked with the tools your students need to be successful this year: markers, rulers, flip charts, glue sticks—the list goes on. But what’s in your mental health toolkit? According to the National Alliance on […]

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Infographic: Be Mindful

Mindfulness is not a new concept; but modern-day research suggests this ‘enhanced self-awareness’ diminishes stress and anxiety and, in turn, reduces the risk of developing cancer, disease, and psychopathology. It is useful to practice mindfulness as a tool for general physical and mental health. Learn tips to help incorporate mediation for mindfulness in your daily routine […]

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7 Great Benefits of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Original source: https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-positive-psychology-3-great-insights/ In the most basic sense, mindfulness is being consciously aware of your thoughts and emotions. For one to practice good mindfulness it involves the ‘self-regulation’ of attention so that it is focused on adopting a neutral attitude toward one’s experiences in the present moment. There are many beneficial effects on developing and practicing mindfulness. Below […]

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