Category Archives: Health Issues

Fighting Sickness Season

As we head into the fall, we also head into cold and flu season. Germs are all around us, and getting sick at some point is inevitable. Luckily, with these simple steps you can decrease your risk of illness and stay healthy this fall season…

Madeline’s Five Steps to Being Your Own Health Advocate

Meeting with your health care provider can be scary! In their sterile offices while dawning their crisp white coats and shiny stethoscopes, they can seem intimidating. As a teen, it’s easy to feel like your voice doesn’t matter when you’re conversing with someone older and…

4 Winter Myths Busted

I remember my mom telling me (as I was getting ready to go to school), that I should always wear a hat because “we lose the most body heat from our head.” I recently found myself questioning what my mom had told me.  I figured…

The Sleeping Late Debate

We have all been through it: waking up at the peak of sunrise to get to school on time. There might even be some tired yawns or the lingering feeling of sleepiness until 3rd period. With students waking up as early as 4-5am, this early…