Author Archives: iTriage Team

Fruits & Vegetables To Eat This Summer & Why

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Although many fruits and vegetables can be found year round, their peak season is when they are at their most delicious state. Best of all, fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients, some of which can help prevent serious diseases. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that you should take advantage of this summer. Avocados ... Read More »

Adderall in Higher Education: Long-Term Effects on the Brain

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There has been a lot of chatter recently, both on iTriage and elsewhere, about the rate at which doctors are diagnosing and medicating ADHD. In today’s article, education specialist Valerie Harris takes a look at how the influx of attention-sharpening meds is impacting high school and college students, particularly when it comes to brain chemistry issues. Ms. Harris writes a ... Read More »

Resilience Makes Kids Healthier!

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Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity. Some people are born with that strength. Most of us need to learn it. When children learn resilience, they are more able to accomplish their goals. Setbacks don’t surprise them, nor overwhelm them. Obstacles are to be overcome, not just avoided. Trying is seen as an important step in the process, instead of ... Read More »

What is DVT?

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in the veins. DVT represents a serious health risk: Part of the blood clot could break off, travel through the veins, and get lodged in the lungs or heart. This is called a pulmonary embolism and can be fatal.  DVT can also lead to post-thrombotic syndrome, which may cause varicose ... Read More »

From Summer to School: Back-To-School Transitions

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As if August wasn’t busy enough! In addition to all the list-making, supply- and clothes-shopping, and whining-listening, it’s time for parents and kids to prepare for some major transitions. Try addressing these four back-to-school issues with your child’s or teen’s help. The Problem: Getting up! If we planned school to best suit the sleep needs of tweens and teens, 6th ... Read More »

You Are What You Eat: Why A Vegetarian Diet Is Good For You

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Avoiding meat is one of the easiest ways to cut down your fat consumption and start a healthier lifestyle overall. Fruits and vegetables contain a vast amount of vitamins and minerals that are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while meat, although delicious and packed with protein, has several negative characteristics that can cause health problems. Cons of Meat-filled Diets ... Read More »