Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Number 158, July 2014.
- About 30% of children and adolescents aged 8–15 years in the United States misperceive their weight status. Weight status misperception is more common among boys (32.3%) than girls (28.0%).
- About one-third of Mexican-American (34.0%) and non-Hispanic black (34.4%) children and adolescents misperceive their weight status compared with non-Hispanic white children and adolescents (27.7%).
- Approximately 81% of overweight boys and 71% of overweight girls believe they are about the right weight.
- Nearly 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls consider themselves to be about the right weight.
Sarafrazi N, Hughes JP, Borrud L, et al. Perception of weight status in U.S. children and adolescents aged 8–15 years, 2005–2012. NCHS data brief, no 158. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.
To read the full report go t0: http://1.usa.gov/1rcSs93
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the Avon Foundation for Women has made a new resource available: Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Women make up the majority of the overall college populations, and continue to be at risk for gender-based violence.
The document provides guidance for developing policy and practice which supports a culture of respect and non-violence on campuses and beyond. The guidelines are designed to help campus administrators implement policies that protect students from sexual abuse: http://bit.ly/1lwM60x.
Monday, July 21st, 2014
This month is Juvenile Arthritis Month. The Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis health topic page on MedlinePlus has a number of resources for parents, children and teen. Resources include information on diagnosis, treatment, disease management and coping.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1o0eOeZ
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
We R Native is sponsoring a summer photo contest and participants could win a beaded We R Native medallion or up to $75. The contest is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13 to 21 years of age. To enter, you must submit a summertime photo that represents Native pride with you or your friends wearing We R Native gear. If you don’t have any We R Native gear, visit the online store – http://bit.ly/UbtJY0. Photos must be submitted via the We R Native website - http://bit.ly/Z7vV09 or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #weRnative.
Contest Deadline: August 20, 2014
For more information, visit the We R Native contest web page: http://bit.ly/1mIhYUe
Monday, July 14th, 2014
From Allergic Reactions to Warts, KidsHealth has one page first aid guides for 50 common childhood accidents and illnesses. Parents, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers can bookmark the page and be ready to respond to (almost) any mishap.
One Page First Aid Guides (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1mCtws9
What to Include in Your First Aid Kit (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1sfiEDy
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
The U.S. Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau has released a new video, called “Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities.”
Throughout history, many American Indian and Alaska Native communities have experienced intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm. As a result, many fears about evaluation persist. Based on the efforts of a Children’s Bureau-sponsored workgroup of experts, this video introduces a vision for the future of Tribal child welfare evaluation and a guide for developing culturally and scientifically rigorous evaluation. http://1.usa.gov/1jf39sD
Monday, July 7th, 2014
From the American Academy of Pediatrics:
“From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Description: This one hour Webinar is geared toward the primary care provider who works in an office setting. The Webinar will offer general preparedness strategies and ideas for how pediatricians and their office staff can prepare for disasters. Tips will be shared on how pediatricians can work to improve preparedness in families with children with special health care needs, as they are more vulnerable in disasters. The Webinar will also assist pediatricians to take concrete steps to strengthen office practices related to newborn screening and contingency planning. To register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/232227134, or e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org with your name and e-mail address.
- Scott Needle, MD, FAAP
- Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
- Timothy Geleske, MD, FAAP”
See more disaster preparedness resources from AAP: http://bit.ly/1n0apna
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines “youth violence” as “when youth between the ages of 10 and 24 years intentionally use physical force or power to threaten or harm other people.” Youth violence can take different forms and can affect the whole community.
Everyone has an important role is stopping youth violence, according to the CDC’s Injury prevention & Control Program. Two new resources provide information and list step to take: Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action http://1.usa.gov/1mltch1; and Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence http://1.usa.gov/1v3DJ0W
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Media-Smart Youth is an interactive program that helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health. Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the free Media-Smart Youth curriculum includes 10 lessons on media literacy, nutrition and physical activity.
Learn more about Media-Smart Youth and order materials online: http://1.usa.gov/1iETMgd
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Lyme Disease is a health risk to those living and traveling in many parts of the Eastern United States, especially in the summer months.
Here are a few resources to keep you and your family safe.
Evaluate Your Child’s Lyme Disease Risk (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1i1gBiU
Lyme Disease (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1p9ryhl