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“13 Reasons Why”: What Teens Should Consider

Many of you have either seen or heard about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It’s a fictional story based on the novel by Jay Asher about a teenage girl that dies by suicide and the events leading up to her death. The series tackles difficult issues such as suicide, bullying, and sexual assault and has created…

Quick Tips for a Fun Prom

It is officially the month of May and what does that mean? Prom season! Prom is one of the highlights of high school. If you or your friends are attending prom, here are some helpful tips: Crash Diets do not work. Eating healthy and exercise months before to see the best results. Preparing for prom can be…

The Truth about Tanning

Summer is almost here-meaning trips to the beach, days at the pool, and vacations with family and friends are near! But the weather isn’t the only thing heating up this season-the great tanning bed debate is getting hot once again! Over the years, notorious research organizations like the NIH, CDC, and ACS (American Cancer Society)…

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Have you ever been driving and been tempted to reply to a text, pick up a call, or reply to a Snapchat?  Thousands of people die from distracted every year and half of all teenagers get in a car crash before they graduate. Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do, so it…

How to Balance School, Social Life, and Extracurriculars

The school year is slowly winding down and there’s lots happening- spring sports, prepping for finals, prom, and graduation! With all that’s going on, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed! Are you having trouble balancing school, extracurricular activities, and your social life? Here are some helpful tips on how to manage your time usefully and…

Poison Prevention

Each year, children, teenagers, and adults alike are accidentally poisoned.  Drug-related poisonings account for 70,000 hospital visits, and result in 35,000 deaths a year (Poison Help 2017).  Poisons include, but are not limited to, prescription medicines, painkillers, cleaning substances, cosmetics, and foreign toys or objects.  In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, here is a…

Are these foods really healthy?

Eating healthy can be harder than we think, especially when words such as “low fat,” “high fiber,” “multigrain” and “natural” can fool even the most sophisticated customers into believing what they’re buying is healthful. So let’s take a quick look at some foods that are thought to be healthy, but really may not be as healthy…

Unplug to Recharge

As teens, there are many factors working together to wreak havoc on our sleep schedules. Between early school start times, late bedtimes, and high stress levels, we are at risk for chronic sleep deprivation and the health risks that come along with it, such as: mental health issues higher risk of obesity dependence on sleep…

It’s a Matter of the Heart

Helpful Tips to Stay Heart Healthy Obviously, your heart is a very important part of your body. Without it, blood would not be able to be pumped to all your other vital organs. The happier your heart is, the healthier your body will be! Here are 5 easy ways to keep your ticker beating like usual!…

Teen Dating Violence

Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.  Teens often think some behaviors, such as teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence. Teen dating violence is an issue that is gaining more and more attention. It…