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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 25 – March 3

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The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Mental Health

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Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Health Policy Fellowship is a year-long program for Native youth 18-24 years old who are interested in making a difference in the health of their communities. Health Policy Fellows meet in-person 3 times and receive virtual trainings to strengthen their leadership skills and ability to effectively advocate for their communities…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

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Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

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Black History Month & Awareness of Health Disparities

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In today’s BHIC posts, I will highlight a few health resources to spread information about important conditions and diseases affecting African-Americans and black people. February 28, 2019 is Rare Disease Awareness Day.  Sickle Cell Disease is one rare disease affecting approximately 1 out of every 365 black or African-American births.  According to ADM Dr. Brett… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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#blackgirlmagic & Health

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Whether they take place in the form of activities or food, applaud accomplishments big or small, celebrations call for bringing people together.  The Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national health awareness program of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) that encourages black women to connect with friends and family in ways that improve… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD

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This Thursday, February 7, 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by HIV.Gov, a website of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. If you would like to arrange a program in your community, check out the Event Planning Guide. You may also participate virtually by using the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns

Jan

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Making Moves and Grooves in the New Year

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January kicks off the New Year, New Resolutions, and (sometimes) dreaded overcrowded gyms!  One option to work around them – try the Move Your Way campaign! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created an online planner to help you plan weekly aerobic and muscle strengthening activities that interest you! Whether you enjoy gardening, dancing,… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Test your Glaucoma Eye Q

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and while you’re crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s (wink wink) on those New Year’s Resolutions, consider completing the Glaucoma Eye Q Test from PreventBlindness.Org .  The site contains a list of several downloadable and printable fact sheets, including Common Eye Myths and tips for finding and visiting with… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Flu Knew?

Posted by on January 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The 2018-2019 flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season happens in fall and winter.  Sometimes the flu can be confused with having a cold – how to tell the difference? One way is to compare your symptoms and, as always, consult with your healthcare… Read More »

Posted in: General

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Surgeon General Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focuses on important public health issues. The published reports are scientifically based and are hoped to generate health initiatives to help address these highlighted health issues such as the use of e-cigarette use among our young people. This recently published report is asking for health professionals, family,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Websites

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