Browsing All posts tagged under »Health/Medicine«

FAHS to Host Blood Drive

April 21, 2021 by

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“I do the blood drive because it is nice to be part of being bigger than myself, and it is nice to spend my time doing something that I know will benefit others, especially during this COVID time,” student Sacha Joseph said. Fleetwood Area High School has been working with Miller-Keystone for over fifteen years […]

Mental Health Another Side-Effect of COVID-19

March 28, 2021 by

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The pandemic has proven to spare no one from its grip. There is still so much uncertainty revolving around the virus. No matter where a person is, someone has been affected by the novel coronavirus. For some, the struggle has been more prominent than others. In these unpredictable times, it is important to reflect on […]

Kids’ Health Is Too Often Overlooked During the Pandemic

March 4, 2021 by

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For almost a year, most children have been navigating the new, difficult normal: social isolation; deeply stressed parents; the effects of financial uncertainty; school from home or from WiFi equipped school buses if they don’t have Internet. Covid-19 has largely been sparing children´s physical health, but studies have shown it has taken a toll on […]

Teen Loses Life to Suicide because of the Pandemic

February 24, 2021 by

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“Check on them every morning, every night, no matter how old they are, if they’re at home,” Jay Smith said. “Always give them a hug and tell them how proud you are of them. I remember always telling Spencer that. I think I should have told him more.” Spencer Smith was an outgoing, sixteen-year-old high […]

FAHS Blood Drive Offers Chance for Giving, Involvement

February 13, 2021 by

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Science teacher Jennifer Neiman recently worked with students and Miller-Keystone Blood bank to prepare a blood drive. The goal of this drive was to help others in need of major surgeries. The blood drive is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and those who have participated four times in their high school careers may earn a […]

Biden’s Covid-19 Task Force Enters the Scene with Apprehension

February 7, 2021 by

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Newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden’s Covid team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn’t told them.  Biden is inheriting a nation that is grieving over those who perished from the virus. Biden’s team is feeling frustrated and concerned about having a full understanding of the scope of the problems they will confront on […]

COVID-19 Vaccines Rolls Out across America

January 30, 2021 by

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The new vaccinations are now out for distribution, with experts predicting that inoculation will help the efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus. There are many different groups to which vaccines are given out at the moment. With the vaccines, many are hoping to return to normal life soon. The people who are in the top […]

COVID Affects Sports and Small Businesses

January 16, 2021 by

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“The Governor is in an unenviable position.  He needs to balance public health with mental health and economics,” Coach Zeller said. COVID has been hitting hard on all of us, but small businesses and sports might be the ones who are getting hit the hardest. “I feel bad for those who have lost their jobs […]

Will Fleetwood Go Virtual or Remain Hybrid?

January 4, 2021 by

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Will Fleetwood ever go fully virtual? Fleetwood started virtual last year, but by the end of summer, the hybrid system began. As the months have gone by, students have begun to prefer the hybrid system over the virtual one. Some virtual students believe they can’t work at their fullest potential. But, if cases keep rising, […]

FAHS Hosts Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

November 15, 2020 by

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Anyone interested in participating in and learning more about the FAHS blood drive should ask science teacher Mrs. Jennifer Neiman or visit Miller Keystone´s website giveapint.org.  There have been two student drives recently, one on 16 October and the one on 26 October. On 21 October, there was a drive held for the public. If […]

Professors, Counselors Working to Lessen Stress in Berks Colleges

October 26, 2020 by

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Did you ever wonder what things are like as a college student attending a college or university in Berks County during a worldwide pandemic? Many teachers in Berks County are doing everything they can to lessen stress and anxiety for students. They have provided many different resources for them to adapt and get the help […]

FASD Braces for COVID-19 Restrictions

October 16, 2020 by

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Covid-19 is the largest pandemic in years. This virus has infected 34.4 million people and killed over one million worldwide. Since January, the world has been dealing with the consequences of this outbreak. How do people stay safe, and where should they go to stay safe? Should students really be attending school? School is one […]

Fleetwood FBLA Partners with Superheroes for Autism

January 15, 2020 by

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Fleetwood students and FBLA members sophomore Nikki Kopycienski, senior Josh Kopycienski, and senior Megan Zimmerman are partnering with the non-profit organization Superheroes for Autism.  Superheroes for Autism is an organization whose main focus is to spread awareness of autism. They offer support to Berks County families who are struggling with autism.  The organization started as […]

Fleetwood Students Donate Blood

January 13, 2020 by

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On  16 October, students of the Fleetwood Area High School had the opportunity to donate blood for this year’s Fall Blood Drive. For over ten years now, students ages sixteen and up are able to donate a pint of blood to Miller-Keystone, where it will then go to people who are in need of blood. […]

Fleetwood Students Encouraged to Use TAP Locker

November 13, 2019 by

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TAP, or the Tiger Assistance Program, is a program set in place by the state of Pennsylvania and Fleetwood administration to help kids deal with any struggles occurring in their lives. “TAP was created because teachers and faculty began to realize that students needed help dealing with everyday problems,”  English Teacher and member of the […]

Teens Lung Collapses Due to Vaping

October 15, 2019 by

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In 1997, about 36.5% of teenagers smoked. Teenagers getting hooked on nicotine is not a new concept. However, electronic cigarettes are. For years, scientists have studied cigarettes and the effects they have on the human body. However, the concept of vaping is still fairly new.  As of September 2019, 380 lung illnesses have been reported […]

Mental Illness Is More Common Than You Think

October 15, 2019 by

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“Mental health problems are common, but help is available,” MentalHealth.gov write.  With increasing knowledge about mental health issues, there is also an increase of different stereotypes surrounding people with mental illnesses. Many people who deal with a mental illness can sometimes feel that there is no one to talk to, yet many people are willing […]

New Texas Bill Would Criminalize Abortions

June 18, 2019 by

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Tony Tinderholt, a Republican state legislator, introduced a new bill into Texas. This bill would make abortion illegal with no exception for incest or rape. If abortion would occur under the new law, it would be possible to charge the woman with homicide and the death penalty because Texas allows capital punishment when homicide occurs. […]

Woman Gives Birth Twice, 26 Days Apart

June 7, 2019 by

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Twenty-year-old Arifa Sultana of Bangladesh recently gave birth twice within one month. How is this possible? Sultana has a condition called uterus didelphys. It is a rare congenital abnormality in which a woman has two separate uteri. In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. Normally, as the fetus develops, the […]

Research Shows E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Regular Cigarettes

June 6, 2019 by

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E-cigarettes have been used in scientific research recently due to the underlying question, what will be the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes? Millions are familiar with the term e-cigarettes, which have increased in use exponentially in recent years. This billion dollar product convinced millions that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco, which it is; however, […]

First Drug for Postpartum Depression Approved by FDA

May 28, 2019 by

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On Tuesday, 19 March, the FDA approved the first ever drug specifically for postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is the intense sadness, anxiety, or despair that occurs within the first year after giving birth. It affects about one in nine women, 400,000 annually. Symptoms can include disturbances in sleep and eating patterns, feelings of sadness and […]

Vegan Lunches Lower Carbon Footprint when Offered

May 27, 2019 by

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If you’re vegan, Fleetwood school lunches are not for you. At FAHS, all school lunches consist of some form of animal product. Soy Milk is sold, but for an upcharge.  At present, the healthy, cruelty-free options are either more expensive or not available. In 2019, many schools have adapted food options for everyone.  Is FAHS […]

New York Passes New Abortion Law

April 24, 2019 by

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On 23 January 2019,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new abortion law into legislation. The law makes it easier for state residents to have post-availability, third-trimester abortions. The old law only allowed abortions in the third-trimester if the mother’s health was in danger. The bill AB 6221 passed with a vote of 94-49. […]

Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]