To prevent heat stroke, athletes should be properly hydrated before practice and take frequent water breaks in the shade. (Photo Daniel Friedman)

Keep Your Cool

Helping Athletes Beat Late-Summer Heat As the summer is coming to a close, preparations commence for the new school year: back-to-school shopping, learning new schedules and classes and preparing for the fresh curriculum that lies ahead. But for high school and middle school
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A teacher works with an elementary student. (Photo: Penn State)

Back to School

Easing Back-to-School Anxieties in Kids After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new
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High school students exit their bus. (Photo: Annamarie Mountz/Penn State)

Growing Up

Back-to-School Transitions for Teens Preparing to ace subjects such as time management, independence and identity can drive high school and college students — not to mention their parents — to weeks of worry and anxiety as summer melts into September. Michael J.
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