Learning the value of friendship

By James Logan Healthy Eagle reporters | July 2022 … Healthy Eagle reporters recently interviewed Dr. Lauren Burgoon, a pediatric resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. A pediatric resident is a doctor who is training to primarily care for children. Logan reporters asked her questions about friendship. “Our friends help us have […] Read More

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Expert answers our Covid-19 vaccine questions

July 2022 … Editor’s Note: Healthy Courier reporters recently interviewed Courtney Ercole. She is a physician assistant and an adjunct professor at Drexel University. The reporters asked Ms. Ercole questions about theCovid vaccines. Her answers have been edited. Question: What does a physician assistant do? Ms. Ercole: A physician assistant is a healthcare provider who […] Read More

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Tips for making new friends

By Joseph W. Catharine Healthy Cougar Cub Reporters | July 2022 … Did you know that friendship can be good for your health? A friend can help you feel happier, deal with tough times, and choose healthy habits, according to a well-respected healthcare organization called the Mayo Clinic. After learning about friendship, third-grade cub reporters […] Read More

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How our teachers enjoyed the outdoors as kids

By Cole Manor Healthy Comet staff | June 2022 … Editor’s note: The Healthy Comet recently surveyed Cole Manor staff to find out what their favorite outdoor activities were when they were growing up. Here are some of their answers.  Mrs. Armour, a fourth-grade teacher, said she spent about an hour a day outdoors when […] Read More

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Time outside is good for mental health

By Sara, Nora, and Emma, 8th grade | April 2022 … Studies show that being outside not only has a positive effect on your physical well-being, but also on your mental health. According to the University of Washington EarthLab, being in nature can help you inside and out. It can help with symptoms of anxiety, […] Read More

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Getting enough sleep is important to good health

By Teagan, Zeyana, and Melanie, 8th grade | April 2022 … Everyone needs sleep to stay healthy and happy, but how much sleep is enough sleep? According to kidshealth.org, kids between the ages of 6 and 13 should be getting between 9 and 12 hours of sleep per night. What happens if you’re not getting […] Read More

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Inspired by a Philadelphia doctor

By Jaxson | April 2022 … There were three things that stood out to me when I recently interviewed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neil Sheth for Healthy NewsWorks. He works with doctors in the United States and Africa to help people in Tanzania who have broken bones and other problems. One thing was about a time […] Read More

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Doctor creates pet app to help people relax

By Healthy Eagle staff | April 2022 … Dr. Bonnie Offit and her friend worked together on a new idea that could make kids feel better. They created an app where you have your own dog friend, you can take care of it and check on it every day. This is an app that can […] Read More

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Book review: ‘June Almeida, Virus Detective’

June Almeida, Virus Detective By Suzanne Slade February 2022 … This is a biography about June Almeida, the scientist who discovered the first human coronavirus. The author tells the story of June’s life, beginning in 1930 in Scotland where she was born. The book describes how her younger brother died from an illness when June was […] Read More

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Ways to cope during challenging times

By Karen, Bianca, and Nolan, 7th grade | January 2022 … Coping is a strategy a person uses to help with negative events or problems going on in their life, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.  It is not always easy to stay positive, but there are many ways to cope when you are feeling sad. […] Read More

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