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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: archived interview with Gina Woodard

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: archived interview with Gina Woodard

Holden Foreman, web editor
March 4 • 212 views
Filed under Health and Wellness

Today marks the conclusion of 2017's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so TKC is releasing an interview with Gina Woodard, health teacher, regarding eating disorders in high school. The interview was originally published in TKC Volume 98, Issue 11 May 9, 2016. Q: What is your experience ...

Poppin’ the happy pills

Poppin’ the happy pills

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor
February 28 • 389 views
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“People with depression are just overly sad. Get some sleep, you’ll feel better. Depression isn’t really an illness.” These are just some of the misconceptions that lead to stigmas according to Tom Gaither-Ganim, KHS educational support counselor. These stigmas are apparent in both the mental ...

You are real

You are real

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor
February 18 • 284 views
Filed under Health and Wellness

Teetering on stilettos with heels the size of their wrists, most models embrace an unrealistic body image. They grace billboards and strut down runways, making girls hungry for a distorted belief of beauty. As measuring tapes have tightened around model's waists, teenage girls’ ideas of beauty have shrunken to an idealiz...

Tips to surviving school

Tips to surviving school

Adele Baughman, features writer
February 2 • 631 views
Filed under Entertainment, Health and Wellness

For students, stress is inevitable. It feels like there is always something teenagers should be doing instead of relaxing.  Although everyone is dealing with different problems, the last few months of school have no doubt taken a toll on many teens’ bodies. Here are some easy ways to help improve...

Top 5 health & wellness stories from 2015

Top 5 health & wellness stories from 2015

TKC Staff
December 31 • 335 views
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From its roots as a small blog on thekirkwoodcall.com, Health & Wellness has since evolved into its own print section at the start of this school year. With fuel from talented artists and photographers, this blossoming section was able to flourish into something that can stand its own. Whether it be a...

Shots, shots, shots

Shots, shots, shots

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor
December 8 • 380 views
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Squirming from the nurse and burying herself under a chair, a small kindergarten girl was seemingly overwhelmed by the idea of a brief prick to the arm. Ultimately being coaxed out of hiding, her shots were administered. This is Claire Neill’s first memory of receiving a shot as a 5 year old. Just a short ...

What’s the deal with peels?

What’s the deal with peels?

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor
November 13 • 365 views
Filed under Health and Wellness

Nature gives us much to take for granted, and its more subtle offerings suffer even more neglect than essentials such as air, water and light. For example, trashing billions of dollars of food has become second nature to Americans, and nothing illustrates this wastefulness better than fruit peels. Fruit...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor
November 6 • 474 views
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The right prefrontal cortex lights up the pleasure centers in the brain like a Christmas tree. Endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine are released from the limbic system. These chemicals surge the brain, metabolize and fill the large human cortex. They overwhelm the bad feelings by triggering an...

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor
October 16 • 399 views
Filed under Health and Wellness

Somewhere in America sugar is administered into assembly line products like insulin injections to a 9-year-old diabetic. Somewhere in America an overweight, diet conscious eighth grader walks her second mile of the day, wondering, ‘when will I be like the Victoria’s Secret models?’ Somewhere in...

Explore the outdoors

Anna Mullendore, health and wellness writer
September 29 • 328 views
Filed under Health and Wellness

photo courtesy of Sydney Prow Gear to bring: 1. Backpack Prepping your pack with explorer essentials, such as sunscreen, snacks, a raincoat and Band-Aid, is a must. 2. Waterbottle Bring 32 ounces for every 2 miles you plan to traveled on your trek; a Nalgene is the perfect size to measure your...

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