July 31, 2019

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

surveyThe Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a biennial national survey, conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), that was designed to enable public health professionals, educators, policymakers, and researchers to 1) describe the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among youths, 2) assess trends in health-risk behaviors over time, and 3) evaluate and improve health-related policies and programs. The survey focuses almost exclusively on the types of risky behaviors as opposed to the causes of those behaviors. This is done in an effort to more clearly define the direct connection between specific health-risk behaviors and their outcomes (i.e. alcohol and other drug use as it relates to poor academic achievement). 

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July 31, 2019

Magnus Gives Back to the Community - Summer 2019

Here at Magnus, we try our best to give back to the communities around us at least a few times a year. Just this past winter, our team donated gifts during the Holidays to families in need. Recently, with all of this beautiful weather we’ve been having, we decided to get out of the office for a few hours and dedicate some time and energy to local charities. Keep reading to see what both the Raleigh and the West Chester teams were up to! 

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July 26, 2019

The Importance of School Gardens

adult-beans-blur-168287School Gardens help to extend the classroom beyond traditional settings by expanding it outside. Gardening can provide students with hands-on learning opportunities while increasing environmental awareness and vital experience in problem-solving.

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June 28, 2019

Technological Advancements Help School Nurses Provide Better Care

nurse_folder and laptopSchool nurses play a crucial role in children’s health. They give preventative, educational, and emergency aid for students. With the many services school nurses provide daily, more and more nurses are looking to technological advancements to help manage their daily tasks and to enhance student health.

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June 28, 2019

The Importance of Self-Care as an Educator

teachers 1.pngEducators, by nature, are givers. The majority of the time, givers will give themselves to others before thinking of themselves. This is a very admirable trait. People become an educator because they strive to make a difference in the world and that passion is what leads them. But, you cannot pour from an empty cup and self-care is so important to avoid burnout! Self-care is vital to creating a work and life balance that will lead to healthy relationships with students, coworkers, family, and most importantly - oneself.

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June 27, 2019

National Safety Month - Poison Prevention

cleaning03June is National Safety Month, and while there are many standard safety threats to children that we try to prevent, there are some that maybe aren’t as prevalent. Poison control is an important one! The best way to avoid poison ingestion is to have a plan in place to keep poisonous substances out of reach of children and to know what precautions we can take to prevent contact.

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May 31, 2019

Severe Food Allergies: The EpiPen Challenge

epi penFood allergies and access to epinephrine auto-injectors continues to be a growing challenge in both the US and Canada. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER. And, between 1997 and 2011, childhood food allergies have increased by 50%! These affected children spend much of their day in school, where they may be exposed to food allergies, which could trigger a severe reaction, known as anaphylaxis.

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May 30, 2019

May - Asthma Awareness Month

asthma-1Every year in May we recognize Asthma Awareness Month. During this time of the year, many children and adults suffer from asthma and allergies so the purpose of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is to help educate people on this ailment and to bring awareness. More than 26 million people in the US have asthma, which means that likely you or someone you know suffers from asthma and allergies. Because such a large portion of the population, including kids, is affected by this illness it is important that schools have Allergy Action Plans set so that, in the event of an emergency, the staff knows what to do if someone starts to have an attack.

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