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Prevent and Respond to Bullying: Resources

According to the CDC, “Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment. Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood.”

MedlinePlus has a Health Topic Page on Bullying: https://medlineplus.gov/bullying.html

The page includes information on dealing with bullies, in school or in the workplace, and prevention strategies.

 

NEI for Kids

The National Eye Institute has a new website for kids making learning about vision science and eye health fun. NEI for Kids features a glossary of some basic terminology associated with eye health and a fun series of short videos featuring scientists who answer questions kids and many adults have always wondered.

Kids will learn about how to keep their eyes healthy and safe and learn some first aid tips. And of course, eye tricks and optical illusions are part of the package to impress family and friends! Go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/n4ce

 

HIV and Older Adults

Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31% percent of people living with HIV nationwide are over the age of 50. Moreover, research indicates that by 2015 half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over more than 50 years old.

With the advent of the 21st century, prevention of HIV has become an important issue for older Americans. Today, 17% of all new HIV/AIDS cases occur among people who have lived to the half century mark and beyond. It is clear that more needs to be done to inform individuals and aging network providers about the importance of educating older Americans about HIV prevention. Resources for older adults can be found at:

Ten Helpful Tools for Teaching DNA

Whether you are teaching genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, this list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep up your presentations and captivate students. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss! Unlocking Life’s Code includes additional resources for teachers as well as tools students may find as a fun way to reinforce genetic learning.

NLM Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

From the National Library of Medicine:

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett.

Healthy You: Teen Depression

This month’s Healthy You column from the American Public Health Association focuses on Teen Depression. The consumer-friendly article can be downloaded in English or Spanish, easy-to-read or as a podcast. APHA encourages reuse and printing of the Healthy You columns to share at health fairs, on bulletin boards and in other venues.

Teen depression: It’s more than a passing mood swing: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9b6d

Cancer Prevention for babies and young children

The CDC has a new Supplement in the journal Pediatrics that highlights research in cancer prevention from birth to early childhood. In addition to the open access supplement, there is also a video and tips for healthcare providers, policy makers and caregivers.

Cancer Prevention During Early Life (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9jqt

National Health Observances for November

There are several days and the month itself dedicated to raising awareness about various health topics in November. From the National Health Observances put together by the National Health Information Center, we have American Diabetes Month, Bladder Health Month, COPD Awareness Month, Diabetic Eye Disease Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Month, National Healthy Skin Month, National Hospice Palliative Care Month, and National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In addition these are special days and weeks in November, 17 Great American Smokeout, 19 International Survivors of Suicide Day, 20 – 26 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week and 24 National Family Health History Day.

To help you with planning, Healthfinder.gov puts together the National Health Observances 2016 at a Glancehttps://nnlm.gov/bhic/n4gt

Heart to Heart Video Series

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix launched its Heart to Heart video series featuring renowned cardiologist, Dr. Martha Gulati. This important video series starts a conversation aimed at educating people, especially women, about the risks associated with heart disease. Each of the four videos is only 2-3 minutes long.

Martha Gulati, MD, Division Chief of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, is featured in the four-part series and is an outspoken advocate for preventing heart disease in women. “The fact is that 42.7 million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease right now,” she said. “That’s compared to 2.9 million women who are living with breast cancer. Women need to know about their heart risk. Women with heart disease are underdiagnosed and undertreated.”

To view the videos, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/sucy

New Webinar Series to Examine Science-to-Service Pipeline in Psychology and Psychiatry

In November 2016, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit, the Delaware Project (DP), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will launch a webinar series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry.

“As the webinars will showcase, there is a need for pathways to understand mechanisms mediating behavioral change in treatment settings as well,” noted Dr. Bruce Cuthbert, director of the RDoC Unit.

Title: The Delaware Project – ABCT – RDoC Webinar Series
Time and Date: November 17, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar Registration: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/m6bo

The first webinar in this series will highlight the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/121a.