Browsing All posts tagged under »Health/Medicine«

Technology Affects Teens’ Sleep

May 11, 2017 by


While it is important to sleep every night, many people, especially children and teens, don’t get enough sleep. Part of the reason for this is the extensive use of technology–smartphones, tablets, Nintendo Switches® , etc., right before bed, which can affect sleep habits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, widespread sleep loss […]

April Fools’: Senioritis Now Recognized by CDC

April 1, 2017 by


Confirming longheld beliefs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have finally and officially recognized Senioritis as a high risk mental disorder. “After years of clinical studies on at-risk demographics and research on potential biological causes and effects, we have confirmed that Senioritis is a legitimate health concern that we should monitor moving forward,” acting […]

Hair: What Else Is There?

March 23, 2017 by


Hair is what makes everyone different. It defines you. Do you take care of it? There are many ways to make sure that your hair is happy and healthy. Many people believe that hair should be washed once a day, but it is recommended that hair is washed two to three times a week. The […]

Effects of TV On The Brain

March 13, 2017 by


Studies show that the amount of TV time per day can affect the way you live. According to, people who watch a lot of television and don’t exercise much at all may begin to see the effects of their unhealthy living habits on their brains as early as their midlife. “Being physically active at […]

Fleetwood Hosts First Overnight Mini-THON

February 22, 2017 by


On 10 February, Student council hosted its first overnight miniTHON. This comes after nearly eight months of the /planning the event. Senior Emma Davies coordinated meetings once a week from the beginning of the school year in order to plan a successful fundraiser. “Everyone worked very hard to make sure we could reach our goal […]

What’s in McDonalds’ Food?

November 18, 2016 by


Ever wonder what you are actually eating while you are eating it? Many people don’t think about it at all, and some try not to think about it. Ar McDonald’s, people often don’t know what they are putting in their bodies. Commercials claim it is all white meat in their chicken nuggets, real angus beef […]

FAHS Hosts Safe Trick-or-Treat Again

November 18, 2016 by


The Safe Trick-or-Treat was held on 26 October from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the High School. Parents could bring their children for $5.00 per trick-or-treater; the money was donated to The American Cancer Society. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to host the Safe Trick or Treat this year for The American Cancer Society,” Jonathan […]

Fleetwood Holds Blood Drive Honoring Steward

October 31, 2016 by


It only takes a pint of blood to save lives. This year, the school blood drive was on 18 October. It was held in honor of Kiley Steward, a junior who tragically passed away right before the start of the school year. Her class continues to remember her. Miller Keystone, the local blood center, worked […]

FDA Still Questioning LGBT Blood

October 26, 2016 by


Up until 2015, gay and bisexual men were barred from donating blood for life. This was said to prevent the spread of HIV; however, the FDA allowed women who had had intercourse with an HIV-positive man to donate after waiting a year. This created significant controversy in both blood drives and the LGBT community as […]

Meditation Helps Students Relax

October 19, 2016 by


Meditation is a complex, yet simple, way to achieve relaxation and serenity. Anyone can meditate. Meditation can be performed anywhere that one feels comfortable enough to do so. Quiet is needed for some, while others prefer to meditate while listening to binaural beats. Some of the benefits of meditation are being able to perform more […]

Pennsylvania Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana

April 29, 2016 by


Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is a term for which there is no agreed definition; it can refer to the use of cannabis and its cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms. Medical marijuana was recently approved in PA. However, it’s only a clinical trial as of right now. It’s only available in pill, oil, […]

Fleetwood Prepares for Mini-THON 2016

April 28, 2016 by


Penn State University’s dance marathon, or THON, has made waves in the fundraising world by raising millions of dollars every year for pediatric cancer research. This year’s event raised almost ten million dollars, and 2014 stands as the record-holder with over thirteen million dollars in funds raised. Just as important as the almost 130 million […]

Hair Products Cause Damage

April 22, 2016 by


There are a lot of products men and women use daily. One important product is shampoo. You have to find the right brand for your type of hair, and you have to be careful if the type of shampoo burns off your hair. Pantene has a product that literally causes your hair to burn at […]

Dental Hygienists Require Dexterity

April 21, 2016 by


There are many bright minds that attend Fleetwood Area High School. Many people have a different idea on what they want to be in the future. According to, a dental hygienist is a person who is trained and licensed to clean teeth, take dental r-rays, and provide related dental services and care, usually under […]

Fleetwood Graduate Battles Cancer

April 7, 2016 by


Kial Maynard was just like any other regular graduate from Fleetwood–Class of 2012 to be specific. He was going on to further his education by attending classes at Montgomery County Community College. His first year, he had not decided what he wanted to peruse, but he later decided to major in Information Technology. Then tragedy […]

Water Crisis Plagues Flint, Michigan

April 5, 2016 by


The city of Flint, Michigan has recently suffered a major water crises. Flint’s water supply was found to have astronomically high amounts of lead after the city switched its water supply two years ago from Lake Huron to the local Flint River. The switch was made for financial reasons. The city saved money from the switch. […]

5K for AJ To Be Determined

April 4, 2016 by


Aidan is a sophomore and an honors student here at Fleetwood Area High School. Attendees of Fleetwood have probably seen him powering down the hallway, accompanied by his long term companion, a Golden Retriever named Song. He smiles and laughs, never letting anyone get him down as he struggles with a powerful illness, Duchenne Muscular […]

Blood Drive Helps Out Middle School Teacher’s Son

February 18, 2016 by


Fleetwood Area Middle School teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Peters, has a soon who was tragically diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. This disease attacks the red blood cells, which help the kidneys function. Over the next three weeks, Max needs transfusions to help his body fight off the disease. Without past transfusions, Max’s body would have shut […]

Young Girl Beats Cancer With Aid of ‘Designer Cell’

December 8, 2015 by


Layla Richards, a one-year-old, has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia since she was just fourteen weeks old. She was flown all the way across the U.K. for experimental procedures, bone marrow transplants, countless blood tests, and yet cancer took over her body. The test that was suggested was never tested on anything larger […]

Some Skin Cleanser Ingredients Can Cause Harm

November 16, 2015 by


Humans put a lot of things on their skin daily, but not every product is benign. Some products contain harsh chemicals mixed into the product, and the majority of these chemicals are carcinogenic. There are three main chemicals located in products for skin health that can cause liver and kidney cancer. The chemicals are DEA (Diethanolamine), […]

Reading Hospital Hosts “Pink Power Night”

November 12, 2015 by


October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Reading Hospital hosted “Pink Power Night” for the twenty-first time to acknowledge the survivors of Breast Cancer and to spread awareness. It is a night to not only celebrate the strong people who survived but also a night to remember those who didn’t survive the battle. This year’s Pink Power Night took place […]

Fleetwood Students Save Lives

October 28, 2015 by


The Miller Keystone Blood Center hosted a blood drive at Fleetwood Area High school on 7 October 2015. Students who were at least seventeen years of age had the option of signing up a week prior for time slots to donate blood. These donations took place on the stage of the auditorium. The actual process […]

Relay For Life Team Prepares For Safe Trick-or-Treat

October 5, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area School District’s Relay for Life team will be holding a “safe trick-or-treat” on 28 October 2015 at the Fleetwood Area High School. The safe trick-or-treat event provides a safe environment for young children to trick-or-treat for candy for the price of $5.00 plus an additional dollar for a “haunted house experience.” The kids will […]

Six-Year-Old Meat Served in Tennessee School

June 2, 2015 by


Hawkins County students were served roast pork that was six-years-old. A few local officials and the Board of Education set a committee meeting to discuss the issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that frozen food remains safe indefinitely, although the USDA does have a quality chart. This chart recommends no more than twelve months […]