It’s always hard to find time to get in a quick workout. Between school, random jobs, and computer time we all struggle with fitting in a few crunches, some push-ups, and maybe even a couple toe touches.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, ITP, and Lupus, three different diseases, one common student. Amelia Miller, so., deals with two on a daily basis and now risks the threat of the third. Miller, an active Kennedy student, was diagnosed with ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia) in the Fall of 2011. ITP is a disease which makes antibodies against the body’s blood platelets, [...]
Eight days hospitalized without a functional digestive system; seven days without food and five days without water due to extensive amounts of medicine. After enduring a six and a half hour surgery, Paige Heffernen, sr., reaches her six month checkpoint from her scoliosis surgery on May 31, 2011. Heffernen spent 8 days in the hospital [...]
As students are encouraged to take on advanced classes and extracurricular activities, they often neglect sleep, cutting back on one of the body’s most important restorative devices. Sleep deprivation can negatively affect a student’s academics, athletics, and social lives. According to Dr. Greg Bennett, MD, a pediatrician, most high school students require seven to eight [...]
1.) Wash Your Hands- You hear it all the time, but it’s because it works. Hand washing can destroy viruses you may have gotten from surfaces you’ve touched and keep you from getting sick. While there is no true substitute to basic soap and warm water, hand sanitizers and hand wipes are a good placeholder [...]