Meet the people in our 2021 book

April 2021 … When COVID-19 struck, people went to work. Medical professionals treated patients; other healthcare workers served behind the scenes. Some people helped to spread important health messages; others helped people cope, mentally and physically. Our student journalists interviewed nearly 20 health and community leaders, essential workers, and others about the many ways they […] Read More

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In memory: Steveanna Wynn

April 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is remembering Steveanna Wynn, the former executive director of Philadelphia’s Share Food Program who worked tirelessly in the fight against hunger. She died April 10 at age 74. Share is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Philadelphia region, serving more than 1 million people each month. “She knew that hard […] Read More

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Luther Clark joins Healthy NewsWorks board

March 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Dr. Luther T. Clark, a board-certified cardiologist, as a member of its board. Luther is deputy chief patient officer and global director of scientific, medical and patient perspective in the Office of the Chief Patient Officer at Merck, where he works to ensure that the company’s […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks launches By Kids For Kids

March 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the launch of By Kids For Kids, its new digital platform.  Designed for and primarily featuring content by students in elementary and middle schools, the site allows children and families in the Philadelphia region and beyond to receive reliable, health-focused news while offering both teaching and learning resources.   “During the pandemic, all […] Read More

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Tips for getting a good night’s sleep

| By Healthy Eagle staff |  March 2021 … Getting a good night’s sleep is important because your body needs to rest for the next day, a doctor at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children recently told the Healthy Eagle staff.   “When you’re sleeping is when you’re doing most of your growing and [when] your cells recharge,” said Dr. Priya […] Read More

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One year in, looking at what the pandemic has changed

| By Maribel, 8th grade |  March 2021 … This pandemic has changed and affected our lives differently. Some may have found new hobbies, like learning to cook. For others, their whole mindset has changed.   It has definitely taken a toll on me, as a student and in my personal life. One day during the pandemic […] Read More

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New this year: Lessons in kindness

February 2021…Healthy NewsWorks recently launched a new series of lessons called Kind Kids for children ages 5 to 8 who are in our Cub Reporter program. First and second graders are learning about how to be a good friend, why adequate sleep is important, and how to reduce stress. In all, more than 125 reporters […] Read More

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Snow days aren’t the same now

| By Alexandra, 8th grade | February 2021 …Yesterday, I went out in the snow, as most do after or during snowstorms. While snow will always bring excitement, I have to say that it’s just not the same during the pandemic. We have shifted our lives to the safety of our homes, and really, if […] Read More

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Register now for our annual celebration

March 2021…Registration is open for Healthy NewsWorks’ Annual Celebration! This year’s virtual event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Eastern time. Vernon Odom, who was a reporter for 6abc Action News in Philadelphia for 42 years, will host. During the event, Healthy NewsWorks elementary and middle school student journalists will address the theme, […] Read More

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Handwashing is our best defense against germs

| By Healthy Hero staff |  February 2021 … Dr. Jim Alsop recently spoke with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff to answer reporters’ questions about germs. He works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a pediatric resident, which means he is training to be a specialist in treating children.  Dr. Alsop began by saying that it is […] Read More

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