Category: Health

Duxbury’s Cold Epidemic

By Daniel F. Colds have been popping up around the school recently. Many people have gotten colds and some of contracted bronchitis. Nurse Mrs. Malone said, “It’s common this time of year, especially with change of seasons.” There are a variety of symptoms for the common cold. These […]

Mindfulness at DHS

By Lizzy Creamer Of the many health trends floating around, mindfulness is the one that seems to be sticking. Google defines Mindfulness as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as […]

Healthy Lifestyles

By: Brooke S As generations cycle through, there seems to be things that become more popular than others, one of those being healthy lifestyles. Anyone that babysits for a young family can agree that when you open their fridge, it’s filled with organic juices, non-dairy products and an […]

Staying in Shape Out of Season

by Hailey B. Featured image courtesy of Marilyn Quilty Now that the term is ending, most DHS students are looking forward to kicking back and recharging. But student athletes consider exercise a part of their relaxation routine.   Despite fall sports like soccer and field hockey coming to […]

The “Artificial Pancreas”

The “Artificial Pancreas” By Fletcher Donohoe The MiniMed 670g is an “artificial pancreas” which is a new technology that aims to help treat type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that keeps the body from regulating its blood sugar levels. It is often referred to as […]

Senior Stress Plagues DHS

By Ella R. Seniors around the school find themselves distressed as college deadlines approach. Senior Averey M. said, “On a scale from one to ten, my stress level is like an 8 out of ten.” Many students share similar sentiments. So why does the college application process cause […]

Illness Update

                                                           Illness Update                                                        By Fletcher Donohoe With October coming to a close, the school year will once again bring about illnesses for students to receive. From the common cold to the Zika virus, illnesses will soon be infecting people around us. These are a few of the most common […]

The Health of Our Minds

By: Molly N. According to the National Alliance of Mental Health website, “Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, […]

What Goes Down In The Hallways

  By: Molly N. Within the hallways of DHS, students are surrounded by each other for three minutes between each class. In these brief few minutes, how do the behaviors of students impact other? Many students and teachers notice a lack of happy faces throughout the hallways. Chemistry […]

March Sadness

By Jay W. Once again, the month that most high schoolers dread has arrived. While March hosts plenty of fun-filled school activities, it is also one of the longest months on the school calendar with only one and a half days off this month. Students shared their thoughts […]

Cool Beans

By Julia F Will students stop buying iced coffee during the cold months of winter, or will they risk frost bite to enjoy their ice cold beverages? The Trail of Tears becomes a much colder experience because of the unbearable icy drinks in hand. Many DHS students that […]