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Bike Safety Lesson Plans and Student Activities

Original source: http://www.teacherplanet.com/content/student-safety-month Teaching children how to be safe is a combined effort. Children often take the lessons home and remind their parents how to be safe in and around the home and on the road. Safety lessons in your classroom have a broad reach. Use the lesson plans, teaching resources, and safety units to plan […]

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Make bike helmets a must

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8c3437ca-de61-4163-b574-7152a3a70be5#.W5qTXpNKhTY More than 2.2 million American kids wound up in hospital emergency rooms with bike-related injuries in just a decade, a new study shows. That breaks down to 25 children treated every hour. Researchers looked at ER visits from January 2006 through December 2015. And they did find a bright spot: The rate of […]

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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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