Category Archives: Newsletter Articles

Graduation

Unlocking the Secret Code to Success

My fellow peers, we’ve made it! Graduations never really felt like a big thing until this moment. We’ve completed high school and now we are about to take the next big step. It’s the beginning of responsibility, freedom, choices, and bliss. As a graduating class…

Fast Food

Obesity and Teens

Obesity has received a lot of media attention recently. According to the CDC, a total of 12.5 million people between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese or overweight. Obesity is a major health concern because it increases your risk of getting conditions such…

Drunk

Think Before You Drink

Alcohol can influence a teen’s decision to have sex. Family and personal values play key roles, but unfortunately, so does underage drinking. Approximately 12.5 million teens drink each year, and according to the Federal Trade Commission, teens who drink are twice as likely to engage…

Depression

Could You Be Depressed?

Some people confuse sadness with depression. Feeling sad from time to time is normal and doesn’t necessarily mean you’re depressed. It’s natural to feel sad after a breakup, or when someone close to you dies. It’s also perfectly normal to feel down in the dumps…

Thinking about Resolutions

Realistic Resolutions

2012 is fast approaching. Historically, New Year’s Day is when people make resolutions and set goals for themselves for the coming year. It’s also a time when we reflect on our accomplishments from the previous year. It can be rewarding if we’ve achieved our goals,…

Making the Holiday Season Memorable

The holiday season means a variety of things for different people, such as a break from school, time with family and friends, traveling, etc. I’m sure that you’ll want to make your holidays an experience that you will never forget, so here are some ideas…

Sneeze

Quiz Your Brain: Colds and Flu

Colds and flu are nothing to sneeze at. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the United States go to the hospital for flu-related problems. Colds are even more common, with Americans having 1 billion colds each year. Knowing the basics about preventing colds and…

Jamaican Flag

Recipe: Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

Many ethnic dishes are made with love during the holiday season when families and friends gather together for meals. Here at the CYWH, our diverse staff represents more than six different cultures. We’re all very proud of our ethnicities and enjoy making and sharing traditional…

Facebook Privacy

Facebook Privacy

Facebook continues to be a very popular social networking site with more than 750 million active users. Recently, Facebook changed its settings to better protect the privacy of its users. If you learn how to use these new settings, you’ll have more control of what…

Headache

Concussions

A soccer player bumps into her teammate and falls hard, hitting her head on the ground. She complains of a feeling dizzy and having a bad headache. Could this athlete have a concussion? Sometimes it’s hard to know if you (or someone you see get…