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Practice “Safe Summer Techniques!”

In News, Uncategorized on April 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Summer is right around the corner, and has started creeping up on us sooner than we all expected. In years, March weather has been cooler and a little more rainy, but this year, the weather has been strangely warmer and brighter. With weather like this, this early in the year, the summer months are expected to have hotter and dryer weather…yay! With these expectencies, more and more safety precautions will be published and flashed around the community. Summer’s arrival means it’s time for picnics, trips to the pool and beach—and a spike in the number of sunburns. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “The need for sun safety has become clear over the past 30 years, with studies showing that exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Harmful rays from the sun—and from sunlamps and tanning beds—may also cause eye problems, weaken your immune system, and give you unsightly skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin.” No matter what our skin color, we’re all potentially susceptible to sunburn and the other detrimental effects of exposure to UV radiation. The old saying, “It’s better to be safe than sorry” truly comes into play in this situation. As young adults now, we should all do as much as we can to be safe and healthy, and stay away from anything that may harm or have harmful long term affects. The purpose of this article isn’t to scare anyone, or tell people to stay out of the sun at all times, but just to make everyone more aware and knowledgable about how to stay safe. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

In News on April 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

More than 5 million people in the United States are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. These people forget memories in their lives, even their loved ones, casting a huge effect on a family. So far there is no foolproof cure for Alzheimer’s, but scientists are now finding out ways to reduce its effects. Read the rest of this entry »

Artificial Sweeteners

In News on February 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Sugar is in everything from drinks to deserts to even ketchup. But with the rise of obesity in the US, many have turned away from sugar and are consuming artificial sweeteners. Read the rest of this entry »

Good News For Coffee Drinkers

In Features on October 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Teenagers and Adults in today’s world lead busy lives with little time for sleep. Caffeine consumption has become a daily necessity; coffee being the most popular form of a caffeinated drink with tea coming in second. Rumor has it that coffee is bad for you, but new scientific studies regarding the drink have recently come out and it looks like coffee may be better for us than we think. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Changes School Lunchtime Meals, Hopkins Changing Too

In News on October 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The USDA is currently in the process of reinventing unhealthy school lunch meals around the country to include healthier options. The new lunchtime guidelines, which were announced last year, will go into effect this school year and are expected to help reduce child obesity and health care costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Foods Keep Hopkins Bright-Eyed and Satisfied

In News on March 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

It all started with fruit and salad being served with the school bought lunches. Next came the whole grain pasta (which wasn’t too popular), the salad bar and now, the brand new healthy snack-filled vending machine. Read the rest of this entry »