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December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 15, 2018

To Curb Youth Smoking, Vaping, FDA Announces Plan Aimed at Flavored Products

The Food and Drug Administration announced aggressive steps aimed at curbing teen vaping and smoking Thursday, including restrictions on flavored and menthol products that may be especially appealing to minors.

November 13, 2018

Here's How Juul Aims to Stem Rise of Teen Vaping, a Major Problem for Schools

Under pressure from federal regulators and the public, Juul Labs says aims to slow teenagers' use of its wildly popular e-cigarette product by changing the way it markets and sells the device. Principals say student vaping creates concerns for schools.

September 12, 2018

Teen Vaping Has Hit 'Epidemic Proportions,' FDA Leader Says in Enforcement Call

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is giving manufacturers of electronic cigarettes 60 days to make plans to limit sales of the vaping products to minors.

September 06, 2018

Lead in Water: Why It Goes Undetected in Many Schools

The Detroit school district made headlines when it discovered lead in some water fountains. Without testing requirements, many schools around the country may not realize they have the same problem.

August 22, 2018

Teaching Comprehensive Sex Education, From Kindergarten Through High School

Comprehensive sexuality education includes everything from basic anatomy to how to have a healthy relationship. Advocates say it should start as early as kindergarten.

August 14, 2018

Should High Schoolers Learn to Stop Traumatic Bleeding? The Feds Think So.

The Department of Homeland Security wants to train high school students to treat bleeding during mass casualty events, like school shootings. Here's how the idea fits into larger school safety debates.

July 27, 2018

Competitive Kids Are Specializing in One Sport at Early Ages, Raising Injury Risks

Competitive student athletes are increasingly opting to focus on one sport at earlier ages, increasing their risks of injuries from overuse of the same joints and muscles, doctors say. Here's what schools and coaches can do to help.

July 17, 2018

Fewer Than Half of Schools Report Testing Drinking Water for Lead

Only 43 percent of schools reported testing their drinking water for lead in a 2017 survey released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Among those districts, 37 percent found elevated levels of lead.

January 26, 2018

Flu Levels Are Especially High This Year. Here's What Schools Need to Know

The country is on track to have one of its worst flu seasons in years, which won't come as a surprise to schools that have seen high rates of absences as the spread of the virus intensified.

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