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

 Like

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

 Like

Healthy NewsWorks introduces new brand identity

May 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks is proud to announce that it is updating its logo and brand identity to reflect its growth and evolution into web and digital communications as well as print. “Our organization has expanded in so many ways,” said Omar D. Joseph, who chairs the Healthy NewsWorks marketing and communications committee. “The […] Read More

 Like

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

 Like

Practicing mindfulness helps us slow down

April 2022 … Enon Healthy Warrior reporters recently spoke with Tim Massaquoi, clinical director of The Ladipo Group and a former NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills. They asked him about the health benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness involves people focusing on the present moment by using all […] Read More

 Like

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

 Like

Learning to ask deeper, more probing questions

April 2022…A few weeks ago, our fourth-grade newspaper team at Logan Elementary School rattled off the insightful questions they planned to ask a school guidance counselor.  What if you get frustrated while you’re practicing mindfulness? What advice do you have to get through it? Has mindfulness ever NOT helped you? Why do you choose to […] Read More

 Like

Bringing the joy of bike riding to others

Healthy Warrior reporters had a chance to meet with Waffiyyah Murray, manager of the Better Bike Share Partnership, a national organization that works with Philadelphia’s Indego program and other groups to make bike sharing available to more people and neighborhoods. The following is an edited version of her answers to their questions.  Q: What inspired […] Read More

 Like

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

 Like

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

 Like