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Avoiding plastic

Illustration from Pixabay By Jasmine, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal | Even though plastic is...

A change agent

Illustration from Pixabay By Leiland, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal | When I was younger, I...

Turn off the lights

Illustration by Aurora, 3rd grade, La Salle Healthy News By Eva, William Rowen Healthy Roar | [To...

Hike up a long path

Illustration by Toniya, 4th grade, Hancock Healthy Times By Starr, Hancock Healthy Times | A...

A walk for a brother

Illustration by Maddison, 4th grade, Hancock Healthy Times By Maddison, Hancock Healthy Times | My...

Walking instead

Illustration by Katherine, 4th grade, Cole Manor By Katherine, Cole Manor Healthy Comet | If I...

Safety struggles

By Yarilis, Catholic Partnership Schools Healthy Courier | I do enjoy walking but I don't do it...

A memorable fall walk

By Toniya, Hancock Healthy Times | My grandmother took me to Corn Cob Acres around October 22,...

Did You Know?

How do you stop a bloody nose?

A nosebleed can be an annoying result of dry winter air. To stop an occasional nosebleed, first sit up straight. Blow your nose to get any blood clots out, then pinch both of your nostrils closed for five to 10 minutes. (Talk to your doctor if your nosebleeds are frequent or hard to stop.) Source: Mayo Clinic

Why do I shiver when I'm cold?

When our body temperatures get too low, our bodies rapidly contract and relax our muscles in an effort to make us warm. That’s usually not enough to heat us up, though, so grab a hat and a sweater if you get chilly! Source: CHOP; Bon Secors

When will I stop growing?

We come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone will grow at different rates. But typically, girls reach their full height around age 15, and boys around age 16. Source: KidsHealth from Nemours

Talking To …

Jordan Mailata

Jordan Mailata, an offensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles, talked with student journalists about physical and mental healing on and off the field. He told them about “one of the toughest decisions” of his life—moving 10,000 miles away from friends and family to pursue a career in the NFL.


Tami Benton 

It’s normal for kids to be sad or anxious, says Dr. Tami Benton. But those feelings can become a problem if they don’t go away. “We don’t label anxiety as a problem until it interferes with your ability to do the things you want to do. Same with sadness. It becomes a problem when that sadness stays.”



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