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Noisy Planet is pleased to offer a Teacher Toolkit, an easy-to-use online resource to help educators teach children in grades 2 through 6 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. The science-based classroom presentation explains what sound is, how sound travels through the ear, how loud sounds can damage hearing over time, and… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing stigma and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. NAMI created Say it Out Loud toolkit to get teens talking about mental health. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need… Read More »
Immigrant health was briefly mentioned during the opening session of the NAHN Conference, and along with nurses, librarians are a group concerned with how to best support this population. For those interested in how libraries can help support this population, here are a few resources to share: REFORMA Children in Crisis Project – https://www.facebook.com/REFORMAChildreninCrisis/ CDC Immigrant… Read More »
The NNLM webinar series, PNR Rendezvous, has a free webinar focusing on vaccine information. When: Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT (please adjust to your time zone) Session Title: Libraries Connecting Communities to Vaccine Information & Resources With vaccines being in the headlines recently, it is likely many of your library patrons… Read More »
The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More »
Pride Month is in full swing as well as summer vacation, which brings relaxation, road trips, and for many, prepping for the school season to come! For those working with or providing resources to LGBTQIA+ students, find financial aid resources specifically for them, including those interested in the health professions, below. The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes… Read More »
Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.
Posted in: Children and Teens
Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »
Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »
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 »
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