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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

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

April issue of NIH News in Health

Monday, April 18th, 2016

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health features articles with tips on preventing mosquito-borne illnesses, gardening to promote health, and avoiding childhood sports injuries.

NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Want to Know How to Help a Friend?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

It can be challenging to know how to react when you notice a friend exhibiting signs of a mental health condition. It’s important first to be able to recognize those warning signs and to then be able to talk with your friend about their situation in a way that is comfortable for them. NAMI has created this infographic to highlight a few steps you should follow in order to help a friend that is going through problems with their mental health. To download the graphic http://bit.ly/1qk7LBZ

National Public Health Week 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine

It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including:

HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
HIV/AIDS Information for Specific Populations – Comprehensive HIV/AIDS information for scientists, physicians, educators, and consumers.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information – Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy.
K-12 Science and Health Education – Working with teachers and science experts to provide free reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education.

 

 

Wee Breathers – Program to Teach Parents About Managing Children’s Asthma

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Asthma Control Program, has developed a new health education program, Wee Breathers. This interactive program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children about managing asthma. It can be used during home visits, one-on-one or in group classes for parents in child care centers. Materials for families are in English and Spanish, and are at a sixth grade reading level or lower.

Wee Breathers: http://bit.ly/1q9EKcN

A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and Men

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this meeting summary highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) males. This report will provide clinicians with data on the prevalence of depression, suicide, and substance use disorder within the population. Pub id: SMA16-4959 http://1.usa.gov/1S4hq9c