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Increase School Performance with Protein at Breakfast

Protein at breakfast is key to a nutritious morning. Eating a morning meal with protein can help students start their day with energy and focus and keep them feeling fuller longer.



Often times we love people but it’s not received or appreciated. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman reveals how this can happen and the ways we can communicate value, encouragement and love to others. We’ve broken it down so you can start... more

Apr 19, 2017 3:50 PM teen health

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis- a disease that makes bones weak, brittle and more prone to fractures.  However, the effects are not immediate. Osteoporosis is... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM teen health

It's that time of year again- Spring Break is right around the corner! A chance to relax, have fun with friends, and take a breather from mountains of schoolwork. Sometimes, we can get so focused on having fun that we forget to stay safe, though. more

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We’ve all seen it happen; Mom and Dad spend thousands (!!) of dollars straightening their teen’s smile only to see teeth shift back to their pre-braces state. We asked Dr. Chapman of Chapman Orthodontics for his advice! more

Feb 21, 2017 2:08 PM teen health

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, over 60% of surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery for younger patients in 2015. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:14 PM teen health

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), current vaping or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among high school students tripled nationwide from 2013 to 2014. more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM teen health

Mononucleosis or “Mono” for short is known as “the kissing disease,” but it’s not only spread through kissing. Mono is a virus that presents flu-like symptoms. It’s usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM teen health

Student athletes have many choices to make: which sport to play, what brand of gear to use, what position to play and increasingly, what kind of sports beverage to drink. In fact, sports drinks are one of the most marketed products to young adults. more

Sep 8, 2016 2:25 PM teen health

Did you know that heroin addiction often starts with the use of a legal, prescribed medication? more

Aug 26, 2016 12:28 PM teen health

Energy drinks are becoming increasingly popular due to claims they provide a competitive edge. Unfortunately more and more children and teenagers are drinking them, which can lead to some serious health concerns. more

Aug 18, 2016 10:19 AM teen health

Buying life insurance for your children is to help plan for their future. Most people don’t realize that you pay for life insurance with your money but you buy it with your health... more

May 19, 2016 2:58 PM teen health

It’s that time of year when students get ready for summer and fun in the sun. Some may think going to a tanning bed is safer than being in the sun, but the experts say the use of tanning beds is why physicians are treating more young people for skin more

Apr 28, 2016 2:34 PM teen health

Teens who have seen violent and abusive relationships at home are most at risk to become victims themselves. Parents have a responsibility to make certain that they are modeling healthy relationships at home... more

Apr 22, 2016 11:24 AM teen health

Exercise-induced asthma is chronic inflammation of the passageways of the lungs due to a variety of triggers such as air contaminants, stress, or sensitivities to changes in temperature and humidity when exercising. more

Mar 16, 2016 4:21 PM teen health

To fight the battle against rising obesity levels and support the local food economy, many communities are exploring the Farm to School concept. more

Mar 16, 2016 4:04 PM teen health

With some states now legalizing marijuana for recreational use, drug education has never been more critical. In fact, marijuana use now surpasses tobacco use for many young people. Dr. Shannon Murphy weighs in on these myths about marijuana. more

Mar 16, 2016 12:43 PM teen health 1 Comments

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to link this increase in weight with an increase in technology usage and the decrease in physical inactivity am more

Jun 2, 2015 9:43 AM teen health

Knowing how to train and when to rest are key in helping young athletes get stronger, avoid injuries and stay in the game. more

Apr 1, 2015 3:14 PM teen health