Tag Archives: health

Eat, school, sleep deprivation-repeat

Recently, I purchased an alarm clock that wakes me up using light instead of noise. It increases the amount of light it shines over a 30 minute period ending during my set wake up time. After that, it beeps anyway just in case. The idea is that I’ll wake up the natural way of the body responding to …

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The importance of stretching

Athletes who skip stretching risk avoidable injuries Get sport-specific tips from coaches, trainers Three years ago, three Minnehaha Academy track and field athletes came to practice ready to work hard and left with painful, yet common and preventable injuries. When they arrived at practice they didn’t properly do the warm …

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Women’s Health Issues + Dr. Florence John Q and A

Lack of resources, poor diagnoses and unequal care cause medical issues   The issue of women’s health is an endlessly complex and controversial topic. For centuries, it has been argued upon and disagreed upon, but it has mostly been completely neglected. It seems as though society is curious only with …

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Strength & conditioning coach joins staff

Peterson brings exercise-science expertise to assist athletes If you’ve been hearing your friends talking about sore muscles and improved athletic performance, chances are they’re working out with Brandon Peterson, Minnehaha Academy’s new strength and conditioning coach. In his new position, Peterson uses his background in exercise science to help students …

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Covid vaccines become available

CDC approves multiple COVID-19 vaccines The Covid-19 pandemic has continued on and vaccines have been approved in record time. With the first case happening just about a year ago, two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use in the United States. The first vaccine to be approved was the …

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What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

M.A. nurse explains how vaccines are developed, provides latest information, addresses anti-Vax concerns Heidi Streed, Minnehaha Academy’s upper-school nurse, addressed vaccine questions and concerns before students returned to school to attend second-semester classes in January 2021. [Links mentioned in the video are listed below.] Links mentioned in the video: The …

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Disordered eating in the ballet community

Dancers are sacrificing their mental and physical health in an attempt to meet outdated body image standards Little girls watch The Nutcracker, wide-eyed with awe, as ballerinas twirl around in pretty pink costumes. Snow falls, backdrops change, and the stage seems to be a magical place. From an outsider’s view, …

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Coronavirus: How to stay fit in quarantine

Mental health as much a priority as physical during quarantine With quarantine and digital learning in full force, the effects of these measures have given students new health challenges. These challenges that affect both mental and physical health can be hard to deal with if you don’t know what needs …

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The health effects of diet and regular soda

Do soft drinks lead to an earlier death? Everyone knows that soft drinks contain unhealthy amounts of sugar, but new research by JAMA International Medicine suggests that diet soda might be just as bad for you, or even worse.  The JAMA study followed 450,000 Europeans for 16 years and tracked …

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Vaping ban planned after deaths

Vaping epidemic brings serious health problems   It has been a busy fall for the vaping industry. Vaping has been linked to 37 deaths and more than 1,000 illnesses, mostly involving young people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in October.  In response, several states, including New York …

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