Featured Educator Blog

March is National Nutrition Month

Posted: 03/10/2016 By: Ben Does Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month aims to help us make informed choices about the food we eat and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits. Every National Nutrition Month has a theme - this year’s being “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”... Learn More

Teen & Adolescent Relationship Abuse

Posted: 02/24/2016 By: Erin Postel Weller Center Health Educator Erin Postel has presented outreach programs on Healthy Relationships to thousands of middle and high school students in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In this month's blog, she shares some of her best advice to students on identifying and avoiding dating abuse.... Learn More

Heroin

Posted: 01/27/2016 By: Ben Does Pennsylvania currently has one of the highest opioid (heroin and prescription painkillers) overdose rates in the entire country and the 14th highest overall drug overdose rate. We don't think it could happen here, so we don't do anything to stop it.
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Combating Childhood Obesity

Posted: 11/19/2015 By: Megan Pildis Obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, are critical to lowering the risk of becoming obese. The Weller Center is addressing these critical issues with a variety of innovative, research-based nutrition and physical education programs.... Learn More

Breast Cancer Awareness - Better Start Early

Posted: 10/21/2015 By: Erin Postel The Weller Health Education Center's BSE: Better Start Early program is a one-of-a-kind all female health education program that focuses on the importance of early detection and prevention methods for diseases specific to the female body.... Learn More

A Weller Center Health Educator's Take on Depression & Suicide

Posted: 08/19/2015 By: Ben Does Weller Center Health Educator Ben Does spent the summer evaluating student and teacher input, researching health topics and updating programs like the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program.... Learn More

What We Learned From Kids: Marijuana

Posted: 07/16/2015 By: Ben Does Weller Center Health Educator Ben Does presented 140 substance abuse program sessions this year. What did he learn from students? They are very curious and very confused about marijuana.... Learn More

Selfies & Sex-Ed: Weller Center Confronts the Rising Issue of Sexting in Schools

Posted: 06/01/2015 By: Megan Pildis With youth sexting on the rise, Weller Center integrates the issue into their educational programming.... Learn More

Better Start Early - Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: 05/14/2015 By: Megan Pildis

In honor of National Women's Health Month, we highlight Weller Center's BSE: Better Start Early breast cancer awareness program. BSE: Better Start Early aims to increase knowledge about breast cancer and encourage a life-long committment to breast health among high school girls.

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Outbreak of Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Plague Lehigh Valley

Posted: 04/29/2015 By: Ben Does A sudden increase in synthetic marijuana related deaths and overdoses in the Lehigh Valley this month have law enforcement, medical professionals and health educators calling for greater awareness of its dangers. Weller Health Education Center urges parents and teachers to talk with area youth.... Learn More

Medieval Recipe, Current Cure for MRSA?

Posted: 04/08/2015 By: Erin Postel Can we learn from our past? A groundbreaking medical research for the MRSA virus is giving scientists hope. Scientists have recently discovered an ancient medical book dating back to the Anglo-Saxon era that may unlock the cure.... Learn More

Valentine's Day Nutrition Tips

Posted: 02/09/2015 By: Erin Postel Happy Valentine’s Day: How Much Are You Really Eating?... Learn More

New Year's Resolutions

Posted: 01/22/2015 By: Ben Does Now that we’re a few weeks into 2015, lots of people are trying to maintain their New Year’s resolutions, many of which include making healthier food choices.... Learn More