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Bullying Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=6c2b203b-b496-4917-8ecf-5857ead08410#.Wstv1Fw-dBx The effects of bullying don’t end after grade school. Studies have shown that children who are bullied can grow up to be depressed or have low self-esteem. Can you separate the hard facts from the popular misconceptions about bullying? Click below to start the quiz.

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Want to live longer? Bike to work

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4c76fdbe-532d-4069-b941-8bea8989b9ca#.WsKA3NTwbRZ Extending your life might be as simple as changing your commute. A new study found that both walking and biking to work have health benefits. However, cycling can lead to dramatic decreases in cancer, heart disease and early death.    

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6 steps for playground safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8541800b-50dc-4185-a036-7b5c671ac966#.WsJ_A9TwbRZ  For kids, the return of warmer weather means more time for fun at the playground. But it also means more chances for getting hurt. More than 200,000 U.S. children ages 14 and under are brought to emergency departments each year for playground-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here […]

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Bullying can cause lasting mental health issues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=150c20a7-72ea-452c-a6b7-56d9c8a6c88d#.WsJ-jtTwbRZ Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. It can lead to multiple mental health issues for kids and the adults they become. A new study outlines the impact of bullying and how long the effects can last. Researchers followed more than 11,000 twins who took surveys about bullying. The researchers assessed the […]

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Tip Sheet: Teen Athletes & Oral Health

Original Source: https://oralhealthamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Tip-Sheet-Teen-Athletes.pdf Teen athletes are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks than sodas, suggesting a belief that energy drinks are the healthier option. ¹ However, these drinks can still have a negative impact on oral health and overall wellbeing. DID YOU KNOW? Sports drinks may contribute to tooth decay and mineral loss […]

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Teens Stay Silent On Birds And Bees

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-sex-talk_n_4748456.html By Molly Cunningham, Riverside Brookfield High School, and Andie Linker, Walter Payton High School Thirty-six seconds. That’s how long the average teen and their doctor spend talking about sex during an appointment, according to a new study from Duke University Medical Center. It’s not that teens aren’t having sex. According to the Centers […]

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How do I explain consent to my teen?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article What exactly is consent and how can you talk about consent with your teen? Consider the following: Here are some good questions to start a discussion about consent with your teen: What do you think it means to have someone’s consent to do something? Is it ever okay to do something without someone’s […]

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What Causes Depression and Who is at Risk?

Original Source: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/depression/ Depression is a dysregulation of the brain function that control emotions (or moods). It is a mood disorder characterized by intense and persistent negative emotions. These emotions negatively impact people’s lives, causing social, educational, personal and family difficulties. Depression is different than feeling sad or down. It is a medical condition affecting the […]

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How Children Can Manage Academic Stress

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-children-can-manage-a_b_8078198.html Have you ever heard of your allostatic load? While this term may be unfamiliar to you, it is a critical factor to consider for managing stress. In this short interview, Victor Carrion, Ph.D., a childhood development and behavioral sciences expert, explains that it is not necessarily individual cases of stress that cause us […]

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