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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

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“Your Best Shot”

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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

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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

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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

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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

Jul

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My MedlinePlus Newsletter: Exercise and Kids

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

A highlighted topic in the new weekly newsletter from MedlinePlus is on exercise and its importance in a child’s health and well-being.  Do you know the benefits of exercise for kids or how much exercise kids need? Find the answer here and check out other MedlinePlus resources on the benefits of exercise for the whole… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jul

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“Wash and Learn” Promoting Reading at Laundromats

Posted by on July 18th, 2018 0 comments

The Sudsy’s learning center is part of Libraries Without Borders’ national “Wash and Learn” program, which “transforms laundromats into informal learning spaces.”  Started in New York City in 2015, the program now has about 12 centers across seven states, said Adam Echelman, a Libraries Without Borders representative. Libraries Without Borders partnered with the Coin Laundry… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Jun

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Girls on the Run Inclusion Pilot Project

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

Research shows that for youth with a disability, the lack of physical activity is higher. These youth have a 35% higher occurrence of overweight and the increased risk for secondary conditions that go along with obesity. While after school programs provide opportunities for more exercise and physical activity, the options for children with disabilities to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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Tips for Teens fact sheets about drugs

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. These insightful and easy-to-read brochures provide important facts teens need to know, answer frequently asked questions, and help to dispel common myths about each of the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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13 Reasons Why Toolkit

Posted by on June 11th, 2018 0 comments

This toolkit was developed by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) in response to the popular Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. SAVE brought together 75 experts in the fields of mental health, suicide prevention, education and healthcare to develop this toolkit, which provides trusted resources and practical guidance related to the difficult issues that the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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