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.

Making friends can be a challenge, even for an NFL player. William Cramp Fit Flyer journalists spoke to Tim Massaquoi, clinical director of The Ladipo Group and a former NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills, about putting yourself out there, even when it feels hard.

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Cole Manor Healthy Comet

East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin

East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin

Enon Healthy Warrior

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: 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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Janet, Joseph W. Catharine Cougar

Suhaylah, William Rowen Healthy Roar

Noah, La Salle Academy Healthy News

Demensio, La Salle Academy Healthy News

Kareem, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal

Kameron, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal

Kiandra, DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal

Lillie, William Cramp Fit Flyer

  • Victoria, 6th grade, La Salle Healthy News

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Making a Difference

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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