Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

About Teens

The following was posted on http://nnlm.gov/bhic/ The Pediatrician’s Role In Preventing HIV Infection Pediatricians can play a key role in preventing and identifying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by promoting risk-reduction counseling and offering routine testing to adolescent and young … Continue reading

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HHS Text4Health Projects

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. The rapid proliferation of mobile phones and text messaging offers unprecedented opportunities to potentially improve the health of the U.S. population and reach traditionally underserved groups. The Task Force identified innovative health … Continue reading

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Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System – November 9

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. On November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST there will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). FEMA wants everyone to know about the test and how it may … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Digital Write-Able from MakeBeliefsComix.com

The following was posted on several information sources, including the Health and Wellness Listserv. If you’re looking for a way to encourage students to write about the problem of  bullying, try this week’s latest Digital Write-Able from MakeBeliefsComix.com at http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Digital-Write-Ables/Continue reading

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Healthy People 2020 Leading Indicators Released

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. This week, during the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Healthy People 2020 Leading Indicators were released.  This list of 12 Leading Health Indicators has been selected to … Continue reading

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Health Observances for November

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. November brings a number of health observances. We start with three today, and more will follow during the month. National Diabetes Awareness Month Stay healthy with Diabetes and prevent Type 2. Read … Continue reading

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Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home

The following was posted by the FDA. Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home (Video) Every year thousands of children are hospitalized and some die after taking medicine not meant for them. FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains in this … Continue reading

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Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks on November 6

The following was posted on the BHIC blog For those in the United States,”Daylight Saving Time ENDS Sunday, November 6, 2011. Is your emergency prpeparedness kit up-to-date? When it’s time to change your clocks on Nov. 6 because of daylight … Continue reading

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Returning

There wasn’t supposed to be a two month gap in postings to this blog.      Surgery and life caused a bump in the road.    Since I have been away from the office MANY items of interest have appeared in my e-mail.     … Continue reading

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