Tag Archives: health

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Dancers are sacrificing their mental and physical health in an attempt to meet outdated body image standards Little girls watch The Nutcracker, wide-eyed with awe, as ballerinas twirl around in pretty pink costumes.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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Aerial fitness new in town

Aerial  fitness adds fun to workouts Exercising in the air balances health and wellness It all started in 2015 when Christine Longe, the owner and founder of “The Aviary” studio in Hopkins, Minn., was practicing law and started to attend circus classes. “People started to ask me how I got …

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Vape Nation?

Vape nation? We’re not far off. Many have likely noticed the jump in vape interest in recent years. In fact, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 16.2 percent of high school seniors reported they used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 11.4 …

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Brief: Changes bring new choices

Graduating requirements alter for physical education and health, students acquire more electives Next fall, Minnehaha will be implementing changes within the physical education and health department, which will ultimately affect the academic requirements and the health curricula of incoming freshmen. Current students at Minnehaha are required to take a total …

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Endangered antibiotics

The disease fighting effects of antibiotics are rapidly decreasing as they are being excessively used. Could this be the end of antibiotics? Imagine a typical paper cut. You get cut, apply a bandage and Neosporin and you’re fine. What would happen if that cut left you fighting for your life? …

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