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New App Helps Parents Track Child’s Developmental Milestones

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Is your child’s development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC’s new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child’s development. “Skills like taking a first step, saying those first words, and waving ‘bye-bye’ are developmental milestones… Read More »

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Dec

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Holiday Toy Tips

Posted by on December 12th, 2017 0 comments

Toys are at the top of many shopping lists and is a often a favorite part of holiday shopping. Those youngsters may have a wish list a mile long but which of those many items are safe?  When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy be appropriate for… Read More »

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Nov

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Holiday Bakers Beware

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

From the FDA Consumer Health Information Before you eat that raw cookie dough read this. Raw dough can make you sick. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. According to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Nov

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DNA Essay Contest

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National DNA Day is celebrated every April 25, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Teachers and students from around the world are encouraged to celebrate by participating in… Read More »

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Nov

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Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has a new resource, Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth activities including sedentary activities, standing activities, playing and participating in games, and walking and running. The compendium can be used by researchers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and fitness professionals.

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Nov

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NIH News in Health, November 2017

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the November 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, Chronic Disease, General, Public Health

Nov

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Making the Case: Engaging Businesses for Public Health

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The CDC VetoViolence initiative has put together Making the Case: Engaging Businesses, a tool to “help public health initiatives successfully connect with local businesses” by communicating the “important role of businesses as partners in assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments in the home, community, and workplace.” The tool includes information on: Explaining the importance of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health

Oct

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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 »

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Oct

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NIH News in Health, October 2017

Posted by on October 4th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Coping With Grief: Life after Loss Losing someone you love can change your world. There’s no right or wrong way to mourn. Finding healthy ways to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Sep

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CDC Technical Packages for Violence Prevention

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They can help improve the health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

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