Don't underestimate the importance of birds. The sound of their calls can actually improve your health! That's according to Jose Santiago, who works for Audubon, a national organization that helps protect birds and the environment. Stress and anxiety can be reduced by listening to the sounds of birds, Mr. Santiago told the East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin.

Paul Offit, M.D., is director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine. He also is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He spoke to our student journalists about vaccine hesitancy, the development of vaccines for COVID-19, and how that technology might be used to create vaccines for other illnesses.

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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: CHOPBon 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 

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Paul Offit, M.D., is director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine. He also is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He spoke to our student journalists about vaccine hesitancy, the development of vaccines for COVID-19, and how that technology might be used to create vaccines for other illnesses.

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