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Nov

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Prevent and Respond to Bullying: Resources

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

According to the CDC, “Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment. Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood.” MedlinePlus has a… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Nov

08

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NEI for Kids

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

The National Eye Institute has a new website for kids making learning about vision science and eye health fun. NEI for Kids features a glossary of some basic terminology associated with eye health and a fun series of short videos featuring scientists who answer questions kids and many adults have always wondered. Kids will learn… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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Ten Helpful Tools for Teaching DNA

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

Whether you are teaching genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, this list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep up your presentations and captivate students. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss! Unlocking Life’s Code includes additional resources for teachers as well as… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Nov

07

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Healthy You: Teen Depression

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

This month’s Healthy You column from the American Public Health Association focuses on Teen Depression. The consumer-friendly article can be downloaded in English or Spanish, easy-to-read or as a podcast. APHA encourages reuse and printing of the Healthy You columns to share at health fairs, on bulletin boards and in other venues. Teen depression: It’s… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

Nov

07

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Cancer Prevention for babies and young children

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

The CDC has a new Supplement in the journal Pediatrics that highlights research in cancer prevention from birth to early childhood. In addition to the open access supplement, there is also a video and tips for healthcare providers, policy makers and caregivers. Cancer Prevention During Early Life (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9jqt

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Nov

02

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Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 0 comments

The National Diabetes Education program has an updated school guide that is now available to provide guidance to school personnel. Promotional tools, such as print ads, presentation slides and an e-newsletter blurb, are available to help raise awareness of the School Guide resource.

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Oct

31

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Have a safe Halloween!

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Before you get dressed up and start trick-or-treating tonight, check out these sites for safety tips from food to streets to costumes. Halloween Health and Safety Tips (CDC) A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween (KidsHealth from Nemours) Make Halloween a Sweet Dream, Not a Nightmare (Foodsafety.gov) ‘Lucky 13′ Tips for a Safe Halloween (FDA)

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Public Health, Public Library

Oct

19

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Dental Sealants Effective Protection for Preventing Cavities

Posted by on October 19th, 2016 0 comments

From CDC Vital Signs. Learn about dental sealants, thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) and how it  can prevent cavities for years. You will find  a detailed fact sheet https://nnlm.gov/bhic/factsheet to download as well as educational  infographics. On related pages you can find  information on school- based sealant programs https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ui78… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Public Health

Oct

17

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Virtual Healthy School

Posted by on October 17th, 2016 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control: “The Virtual Healthy School is an online, interactive school that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier. While the Virtual Healthy School’s major themes are nutrition, physical education and physical activity, and the management of chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes) in schools—the tool includes examples of… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Oct

17

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FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels

Posted by on October 17th, 2016 0 comments

From the Food and Drug Administration: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession. Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are distributed by CVS, Hyland’s,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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