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The cholesterol test

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1cb04a48-b7f4-4f06-ad6a-12fea56c223c#.WbGQ1NOGNBw Every adult should know his or her cholesterol numbers. Knowing your cholesterol levels could help put your mind at ease if you find they are in the healthy range. Or it could motivate you to improve your health and get those numbers down if they are too high. Unhealthy cholesterol levels could be […]

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Why you should care about your cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=af2722b7-aff6-4d20-bfe1-19bb73c44824#.WbGOetOGNBw Along with high blood pressure, obesity and poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy cholesterol is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. But you can take steps to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Because so many things can affect your health, awareness is key. Awareness of risk factors, prevention options and screening […]

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Quiz: Cholesterol management 

Source: Quiz: Cholesterol management | Penn State Hershey There are 2 types of cholesterol found in your blood—one bad, one good. You want less of the bad one—low-density lipoprotein (LDL)—because it builds up in your arteries. But you want more of the good one—high-density lipoprotein (HDL)—because it removes the bad kind from your arteries. Use […]

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The benefits of breakfast

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=cd5d5d64-7e51-42ee-a202-48bae02e7cec#.WbGCqNOGNBw A healthy breakfast can give you the energy you need to be at your best. 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 […]

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Weighing your Words: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6e83dc46-4e00-4444-a8b6-532bdee520af#.WbFzkdOGNBw If your child is struggling with a weight problem, you may be struggling with how to help. For the right approach—one that can help kids manage their weight without hurting their self-esteem—here are important do’s and don’ts, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Institutes of Health. DO Be a good role […]

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For college students, family support lessens suicide risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=95966688-4f66-48b0-8cbb-e43225836eb5#.WbFpoNOGNBw Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged adults. But just being there for your child could help protect them. The findings come from a new study of 456 Hungarian college students. Researchers rated how often students felt lonely and whether the students felt supported by their families. They also looked […]

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Tips to Prevent Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=117&pid=1&gid=001554 References American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Brendel RW, Brezing CA, Lagomasino IT, Perlis RH, Stern TA. The suicidal patient. In: Stern TA, Fava M, Wilens TE, Rosenbaum JF, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 53. […]

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Recognizing teen depression

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=117&pid=60&gid=000648   One in five teenagers have depression at some point. Your teen may be depressed if they are feeling sad, blue, unhappy, or down in the dumps. Depression is a serious problem, even more so if these feelings have taken over your teen’s life. References American Psychiatric Association. Major depressive disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]

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