Health Guides

Tips for Staying Healthy

Get enough sleep (9 hours a night is best) If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, avoid looking at screens (tv, phone, computer) at least two hours before … read more

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Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad … read more

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Circumcision

Lots of people have questions about their penis, and whether it’s normal. You may wonder why you do (or do not) have foreskin around your penis. What is circumcision? People … read more

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Masturbation

Masturbation, or rubbing your genitals, is a natural way to learn about your body and what feels sexually satisfying. Many people masturbate, and others do not. It’s up to you … read more

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Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

What exactly is an opioid overdose? An overdose refers to when someone “passes out” (loses consciousness) and is not breathing normally. This can happen when someone takes a high or … read more

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Fentanyl and Opioid Overdose

What are opioids? Opioids and opiates are very powerful medications that come from the opium poppy plant (opiates) or are synthetic drugs that look like molecules from the opium plant … read more

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of a person’s weight and height and weight, and does not directly measure a person’s health status, muscle, bone, body fat, or body water. … read more

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Begin with Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits to eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast … read more

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dietary supplementsFolic Acid

Why is folic acid so important? Your body needs folic acid to make new cells every day. This is especially important during growth spurts and pregnancy. What is the difference … read more

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