Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Just released, according to AHRQ Stats as of mid-2015, young adults ages 18 to 29 were the most likely to gain health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate for this group declined from 31 percent to 15 percent. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more details, see the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy here, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/l280
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l
Multilingual Resources include:
Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89
Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy
Monday, September 26th, 2016
Do you pack a lunch for you and/or your kids? Many prepackaged meals are full of salt, added sugar and extra calories. Here are tips for building healthier lunches and keeping food safe until lunchtime.
School Lunches (Nemours): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/z4ai
Back to School Fuel (The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8xfc
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color Me Deadly Coloring Book, and Skeeter Beaters about preventing Zika mosquitoes. Coloring books are popular health education tools for children used by organizations to teach everything from proper eating habits to what to expect during hospital stays.
NLM also has an adult coloring book featuring images from the History of Medicine. To read more, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gpqb
Monday, September 19th, 2016
Over 400,000 children in the U.S. have epilepsy. School personnel can use the Centers for Disease Control to get Seizure training, download first aid instructions and find other information to support students with epilepsy. For additional information about epilepsy, including resources for children and teens, check out MedlinePlus.
Epilepsy in Schools (CDC): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vjcq
Epilepsy (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uyrj
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Salud America provides a toolkit for communities to work towards open use of school fields, playgrounds and other recreational facilities outside of school hours. The toolkit outlines how to talk to school leaders to consider how to create an open use policy to increase and encourage physical activity which can improved health and lower the risk of disease. Download the toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0il7.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Every year, some 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs), or deaths among infants under 1 year of age that happen suddenly, occur in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Indian/Alaska Native population has the highest rate of SUIDs of any racial/ethnic group in the United States. The International Association for Indigenous Aging, a nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of AI/AN populations, implemented the 1,000 Grandmothers Project to engage Native elders (specifically grandmothers) in reducing the rate of SUIDs by educating and mentoring young Native parents and future parents about safe sleep practices for infants during traditional activities. Learn more and access the project resources at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/o4yh
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the NLM SIS K-12 Science and Health Education page and expand “Disasters.”
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection
Plastics Videos are Here!
Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we can help alleviate the amount of toxins in our environment. Each storyline is a spoof on a popular game app or video game and teaches students about various aspects of plastics including: the chemistry of plastics, how plastics differ in toxicity, the different types of plastics, and recycling. Use these animations to jump start a conversation about educating the community on safe use and disposal of these everyday materials.
View the videos on the Environmental Health Student Portal under Chemicals: Plastics. To sign-up for the NLM K-12 Education Connection e-newsletter, visit https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/k12.html and expand “Get the latest news!” You can also follow the NLM K-12 Team on Twitter @NLM_K12.
Friday, August 26th, 2016
It’s back-to-school season and ChooseMyPlate.gov just launched new resources to help families eat better together. It’s also a great time for families to establish a new routine and work together toward a healthier lifestyle. Check them out here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/nmu3.