Canada’s Revolutionary Dietary Guidelines

New dietary guidelines for 2019 have been released in Canada, and they are rather revolutionary. The food guide emphasizes three sections for healthy eating—foundations for healthy eating, foods and beverages that undermine healthy eating, and the importance of food skills. Some of the most notable changes in the guideline include…

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Your Brain on Social Media

Recent research has been done to see what happens to teens’ brains when they’re on Instagram. The researchers started by looking at what parts of the brain are activated when teens look at Instagram posts. Then, they studied what a normal response was when looking at pictures on non-social media…

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Stuttering Support

Over 70 million people in the world stutter based on research by the Stuttering Foundation of America. There are over 3 million people in the United States who stutter. Stuttering, or stammering, is a communication disorder that causes the flow of speech to be broken by repetitions or abnormal stoppages….

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Spreading Holiday Season Cheer as a Volunteer

The holiday season can be hard on different members of a community. For example, North Dakota high school senior Kailey Weigel noticed that some of the residents in her town’s senior living center don’t receive many well-wishes or gifts since they don’t get visitors. In order to spread some of…

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Wisdom Teeth and Opioid Abuse

Around five million teens and young adults have their wisdom teeth removed each year. It’s a simple and common procedure, but a new risk has emerged. After the surgery, the patient leaves with a prescription of painkillers. These opioids are rather standard, but according to a new study, six percent…

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Lollipop Lunch

Once a year, students at Hamilton Middle School in Montana are handed a lollipop as they walk into their school’s lunch room. The flavors such as orange, cotton candy, cherry, and root beer are assigned to tables in the room. Students sit at their lollipop flavor’s table to be with…

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California Wildfires

Firefighters are currently battling two major wildfires, the Camp fire and Woolsey fire, in California. The Camp fire has set some grim, new records by rapidly becoming one of the most destructive and deadly wildfires to hit the U.S. in the last century. According to authorities, around half of the…

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Tackling Concussions

An estimated 2.5 million high school students reported having at least one concussion over the past year. The concussions were related to sports or physical activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 million students reported having two or more concussions during the same time frame….

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Running Into History

Runner Justin Gallegos is a junior at the University of Oregon who made history this month by signing a contract with Nike. Why is this history? It’s history because it makes Gallegos the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects motor skills, movement,…

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