Tag Archives: health

What happens behind closed doors

A child-abuse victim shares his story of survival “It was an incredibly scary environment.. All I could think was that he broke my hand this time, what will be next? The violence was just getting worse.” This metro-area high school boy, let’s call him Jake, was talking about his father, …

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Get active to improve academics

Physical activity: from the gym to the classroom Some may think that physical activity is just something to keep you fit and to stay in shape. Some may think that it’s boring and that it’s not worth their time. Some might think that physical activity is a waste of energy …

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Nutrition and athletics

The do’s and don’ts of competition consumption Athletes spend so much of their time focusing on how to get stronger, faster and better. Everyday after school you run, you lift, you shoot and you throw, but do you ever spend time thinking of other ways to improve your athletic performance? …

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Healing through music

While music may be an enjoyable pastime for some, its health benefits often go unnoticed  As the heart transplant patients at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan recovered in 2012, their ears filled with different sounds from room to room. In some, notes of classical music swelled while in others a …

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Science makes a difference

Researchers attempt to produce a “Universal” flu vaccine. The research which began in 2009 has built a strong foundation and brings hope. Early this February news of the flu seemed to appear everywhere. It was a chaotic time as young and old became sick. Throughout every Minnehaha hallway posters to …

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Cinnamon challenge challenges breathing

We’ve all seen the videos circulating on YouTube of the cinnamon challenge. The dragon-like puff of spice escapes their mouth and the coughing begins. This internet fad has been around since 2001, but gained popularity in 2010, resulting in 40,000 videos being posted. In 2011, Poison Control received 51 calls …

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Question your consumption

Potential health risks result from eating recently popularized “healthy foods” Daily, new foods are made and placed on the shelf. As a calling these foods promise health, experience and adventure. On the back of one bag of Cheetos, Frito-Lay promises “made with all natural oil” and claims “we grow the …

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Something new for lunch

Students, staff adjust to food service change You’ve been sitting in that uncomfortable laminate wooden seat for the past eighty minutes, with your stomach making obnoxious grumbling sounds, when finally salvation has arrived in the form of the lunch bell. You rush to get a taste of the food you’ve …

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