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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

This year, during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week http://1.usa.gov/1TDuTJc, the CDC is encouraging swimmers to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick or hurt while enjoying the pool, hot tub/spa, or water playground . Learn more about how to stay healthy while swimming or playing in the water, visit CDC’s Healthy Swimming Websites http://1.usa.gov/1scNLm3  or  http://1.usa.gov/1Z339vW and/or the Drowning Prevention Website http://1.usa.gov/1NPT8BD.

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.

Report Brief: http://bit.ly/25nYlIM

Full report: http://bit.ly/1P0q3DQ

New National Preconception Health Campaign Webinar May 27

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is launching a new initiative:Advancing Preconception Health in Communities: Launching the First National Consumer Preconception Health Resource & Campaign. Attend a webinar, http://bit.ly/1U8QeEi, on Friday, May 27 to learn more about the program, called Show your Love.

Show Your Love, http://bit.ly/248cKD4, encourages young adults and their support systems to show love to themselves, their loved ones, and future families by educating themselves about optimal preconception health practices and taking an active role in their health and wellness.

Pediatric palliative care materials

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created materials for families of children with serious illnesses. The materials were developed with input from families and include fact sheets, personal stories and resources.

Palliative Care: Conversations Matter®: http://1.usa.gov/1NHowCk

Materials in Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1TrmGYt

Asthma Awareness

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

May is Asthma Awareness Month, but these tools and resources can be used all year ’round.  For toolkits, events, social media messages, and other resources, please see the Asthma Community Network, http://bit.ly/1TAioZ5; the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, http://bit.ly/1TFDuF2; the Centers for Disease Control, http://1.usa.gov/1KA36AV; and the National Asthma Control Initiative, http://1.usa.gov/1Oo5WtL.

This Free Life Campaign

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A new public education campaign, launched in May 2016 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults who use tobacco occasionally. Through authentic and credible messages from tobacco-free members of the LGBT community, the campaign encourages these young adults to draw inspiration from their peers to also live tobacco-free: http://1.usa.gov/1NqQrpP

FDA proposes limit for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to reduce inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, a leading source of arsenic exposure in infants. Relative to body weight, rice intake for infants, primarily through infant rice cereal, is about three times greater than for adults.  Moreover, national intake data show that people consume the most rice (relative to their weight) at approximately 8 months of age. The agency is not advising the general population of consumers to change their current rice consumption patterns based on the presence of arsenic, but is providing targeted information for pregnant women and infants to help reduce exposure. The FDA has offer “Seven Things Pregnant Women and Parents Need to Know About Arsenic in Rice and Rice Cereal” as a guide to reduce and limit the consumption of arsenic.  To read these seven steps http://1.usa.gov/1Yir5Lf 

Learn from University Green Cleaning Leaders

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Learn from the Leaders: Community Engagement in Higher Education
May 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. CST
Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/1TMSVOw

From Healthy Schools Campaign and Green Clean Schools

This webinar will showcase the innovative green cleaning programs at Texas Tech University and University of California, Irvine, with special attention to their ability to galvanize their students, schools and larger community around health and sustainability. Participants will have time to connect with presenters and ask questions.

Study shows link between e-cigarette ads and use by youth

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a link to exposure to e-cigarette advertising and the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school age students. This study was published in the April 2016 edition of the journal Pediatrics. Analyzing data from the 2014 NYTS, CDC researchers found that the greater the exposure to e-cigarette advertisements among middle and high school students, the greater the odds of their e-cigarette use To read the full report go tohttp://1.usa.gov/1Wt3bxN

Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.

Allergy Awareness and Improved Access to Treatment for Kids

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Some lower income families may not be aware of options available to them for allergy prevention and treatment for kids. Epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen — which treat allergic attacks — are usually covered by insurance. The manufacturer also has programs to help those who cannot afford the medication. All families may not be familiar with these programs. Read more at http://1.usa.gov/1XWp3An

Originally posted by Pat Devine on April 27