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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites



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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy



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HEADS UP for Concussion Awareness

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

HEADS UP is a series of educational initiatives, developed by CDC, that all have a common goal: Protect kids and teens by raising awareness and informing action to improve prevention, recognition, and response to concussion and other serious brain injuries. Recent HEADS UP initiatives focus on sports programs and schools as key places to share… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens



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We R Native: a health resource for Native youth, by Native youth

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. The site provides articles, blogs, videos, and social support on topics related… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, Health Information, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites



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“The Vape Talk”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Say It Out Loud: Speaking With Teens About Mental Health

Posted by on August 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health



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Essay Contest for Teens on Mental Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health



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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 »

Posted in: Children and Teens



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Marijuana Talk Toolkit

Posted by on August 8th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

More states are legalizing the use of marijuana but even in states that haven’t legalized its use doesn’t mean that the youth in this country aren’t partaking. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to the negative effects of any drug use, including marijuana. Even the occasional use of marijuana can cause teens to engage in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

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