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Sep

19

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FDA Launches New Campaign to Warn Kids about the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA launched a new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. With its tagline, “Know the Real Cost… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

19

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Sep

11

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How to be Smoke Free

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Cancer Institute has developed a website, SmokeFree.gov, full of free resources to help smokers  as they strategize to quit as well as those who are helping others as they work to become smoke free. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. At the top of the home web page,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior, Websites

Sep

11

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Support and Care for Transgender Children

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Through a partnership between the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, was produced. This resource provides information to help parents, friends, and the community better understand and better equipped to help transgender children as they explore their gender… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

22

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Higher racial and ethnic disparities persist among communities of color. Black and Latino youths have substantially higher rates of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Aug

14

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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

Aug

14

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“Your Best Shot”

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) have collaborated to develop the “Your Best Shot” vaccine video series. These videos highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Each video focuses on a particular disease such as whooping cough, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Viewing these videos… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Senior

Aug

14

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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

08

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National Breastfeeding Month

Posted by on August 8th, 2018 0 comments

August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to the Office on Women’s Health, breastfed babies have lower risks during their childhood of obesity, ear infections, asthma and other conditions. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and easier for babies to digest than formula. Breastfeeding can help a mother’s health and healing following childbirth and leads to a… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

18

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Special Issues of NIH News in Health: Parenting and Seniors

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

NIH News in Health publishes special issues of collections of past popular stories that have been updated and reviewed. Two new collections have been released. Checkout the parenting issue and seniors issue. You can download a PDF to share with others and there are also a limited number of print copies available upon request.  … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Senior

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