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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Empathy can change how we feel

By Healthy Trailblazer Journal 8B staff | July 2022 … As a child, Dr. George James saw what it means to show empathy.  He watched how his parents were kind to other people they knew. They made time for them, listened to them, and encouraged them.  Empathy is “being able to feel what other people […] 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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Meet the 2022 Healthy NewsWorks Distinguished Journalists

June 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of our Distinguished Journalist Award, given to eighth grade reporters who have been leaders on their school newspapers, have participated in our Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book project, and have gone above and beyond in their participation in the Healthy NewsWorks program. […] 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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What our 2021-22 program participants learned about how we heal

Healthy NewsWorks reporters, ages 8 to 14, spent the past school year focusing on the theme of “How We Heal,” addressing the social and emotional challenges that kids are experiencing today. The young journalists spoke with therapists, educators, scientists, artists, athletes, and others to produce dozens of illustrations, blog posts, and news articles; a book, […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks’ in-person event was back for 2022! A recap of the festivities

Young journalists stood by enlarged copies of their healthy newspapers, ready and excited to talk about their experiences reporting, writing, and illustrating their stories. Balloons in Healthy NewsWorks’ new signature colors bobbed in the breeze as supporters flipped through their copies of How We Heal: Leading Healthy Change in Our Communities 2022. Healthy NewsWorks’ annual […] Read More

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Drs. Paul and Bonnie Offit co-chair 2022 event host committee

May 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce that Drs. Paul and Bonnie Offit are serving as co-chairs of the event host committee for the 2022 How We Heal Film and Book Festival, to be held May 18. Paul Offit, a pediatrician and expert in the fields of virology and immunology, is director of […] Read More

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Ellyn Jo Waller joins Healthy NewsWorks board

May 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D., as a member of its board. Ellyn Jo is an advocate and educator who is engaged in civic as well as humanitarian efforts. She was a special education teacher in Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, and continues to advocate on behalf of students […] Read More

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