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Keeping Youth Drug Free

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

By the time most children reach pre-school age, they have observed adults smoking and or drinking alcohol. By the time they begin attending elementary school, they have been exposed to illegal drugs and by the time they enter their teens, many will have already used an illegal substance. Children, including teens, do not have the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Supporting Nursing Mothers at Work

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Looking for ways to support moms who need to pump at work? Women with children are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. According to the CDC, over 80% of women begin breastfeeding but many stop earlier than is recommended. Mothers need support from their families and communities but also at work especially when it… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

Oct

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Stem Cell Therapy handbook

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Stem cell therapy holds a lot of promise, but so far it is known to be effective for only a few conditions: a limited number of blood, immune system, metabolic, and bone marrow disorders. If a doctor or clinic suggests you receive stem cells to treat and other condition, check that you will be participating… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease

Sep

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New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Curriculum: HIV/HCV Co-infection

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

An estimated 20-25% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are co-infected with Hepatitis C. “People who are co-infected with HIV and HCV are a priority population for HCV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment because liver-related death is common among this population,” observed Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor in the HHS Office… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health

Sep

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5 Health Tips College Women Need to Know

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Heading to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life as they take a step forward towards independence. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities such as packing, scheduling classes, making new friends, and becoming acquainted with a new environment. However, it is easy to forget about your health…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Sep

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Roadmap to Behavioral Health

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This new guide was designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Aug

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Statistics in Schools

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program offers free activities and resources that can help you bring statistics into any K-12 classroom. Statistics in Schools activities use real-life census data to help students understand statistical concepts and gain data analysis skills. The geography, history, math and sociology activities were created by teachers and correspond… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

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Health Equity Through a Community Art Show

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling on artists of all kinds to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Artwork submitted… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

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Marijuana Talk Toolkit

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

More states are legalizing the use of marijuana but even in states that haven’t legalized its use doesn’t mean that the youth in this country aren’t partaking. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to the negative effects of any drug use, including marijuana. Even the occasional use of marijuana can cause teens to engage in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth and is a project of Family Voices.  It is made up of teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

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