December 19, 2018

The Top 5 Magnus Moments of 2018

MagnusHealth-logo-stacked-noBG2018 was a big year in terms of bringing the best and most seamless experience to Magnus users. Along with several other solutions, we established new partnerships with industry leaders for Student Information Systems and Athletic Tracking solutions to bring our client schools the most complete and comprehensive health management software to date. Here are the 2018 Top Magnus Moments:

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December 18, 2018

A Look Back - The Top 2018 Magnus Health Blog Posts

alphabet-arts-and-crafts-blog-459688As 2018 is drawing to a close, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the top Magnus blog posts that we published this year. From providing our readers with best practices on how to use the Magnus software to busting flu myths, we’ve had a lot to share with you over the past 12 months. Check out some of most read blog posts from this year!

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December 18, 2018

Magnus Gives Back to The Community 2018

achievement-blur-charity-1493374As the year winds down, we all find ourselves reflecting on everything we have accomplished this year, and we start looking ahead to what the next year will bring. This is the perfect time to not only be grateful for all we have but to recognize and give back to the community. Here at Magnus, we believe in the power of making things better and getting the job done. We are incredibly proud of our team for their enthusiasm to bring positivity into the community.

This year, Magnus is giving back by donating to two very special organizations:

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November 29, 2018

Employee of the Quarter - Q3 2018

Ed… And we’re back! Here at Magnus, the third quarter is ALWAYS a busy one. With Back to School during this time, our phone lines are busy, inboxes are full, and form submission hits a new record high year after year. With that said, our Q3 Employee of the Quarter is a special one. It means this person really shined during our most hectic time of the year. Ed, our Lead Product Analyst, has been exceptionally demonstrating the Magnus values, and we sure are proud of him!

Let me tell you a little bit about our Employee of the Quarter, Ed… Ed is a problem solver… Literally. His role here at Magnus is to listen to our customer feedback and recommendations regarding the Magnus software and to determine how we can make the product better with every new feature release. He leads our Product Team with hard-work, team collaboration, and some dad jokes to keep it fun. Read on to learn more about Ed!

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November 29, 2018

5 Of the Biggest Health Threats to K-12 Schools and How to Combat Them

health_stethescope smallerWith each passing year, more and more children are diagnosed with various health issues. From a lack of school health staff to severe allergies, check out 5 of the biggest health concerns that K-12 schools nationwide face.

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November 29, 2018

Emergency Rooms Seeing a Rise in Children's Mental Health Cases

teen_health_depressed smallerIn recent years, an increasing number of children are showing up in emergency rooms for mental health reasons. After seeing an increase in mental health concerns in her own practice, Dr. Anna Abrams, a pediatrician and researcher at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., analyzed data from 45 different children's hospitals from 2012-2016 and saw a roughly 55 percent increase in mental health cases.

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October 30, 2018

Fact vs Myth: The Flu

nurse_child-1Flu season is creeping up quickly! But, don’t be scared! We want to make sure you and your school are prepared! The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have great resources available, however, there are still many misconceptions about the flu. Let’s talk about a few of the most common myths. 

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October 30, 2018

Limiting Screen Time in Children Linked to Better Cognitive Performance

teen_tech_boys playing video games at nightA recent observational study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that limiting screen time for children to just two hours a day can help improve their brain function, memory, attention, and the speed at which new information is processed. When limited screen time is paired up with a good night’s sleep of at least nine hours, kids tend to score better on tests.

The study analyzed data from the broader original study that focused on 4,500 children aged 8-11. Researchers examined screen time, amount of sleep, and time spent engaging in physical activity and compared it to the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines.

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