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October 15, 2014

Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

September 15, 2014

CDC: Nearly Eight in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.

July 10, 2014

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

June 12, 2014

Less Sex, Fighting, and Smoking Seen Among High School Students

Biennial CDC report tracks health risk behaviors among young people, drawing upon survey results from 42 states and 21 large urban school districts.

January 08, 2013

One in Five High School Girls Report Binge Drinking

A new CDC report shows binge drinking is a problem for roughly one of every five girls in high school.

August 21, 2012

Poverty Matters: The Obesity Epidemic

"Compared to more affluent children, Wen says, kids on Medicaid may be less likely to live in neighborhoods where they can play and exercise safely outdoors, and their caretakers are less likely to have access to supermarkets selling fresh, healthy foods" (CNN). About ten years ago I began teaching...

May 17, 2012

Healthy Lifestyles and Longevity Linked to Higher Ed

New study from the CDC links higher education to healthier lifestyles and longevity.

April 10, 2012

CDC: Teen Birthrates at Historic Low

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics has released a data brief highlighting trends in teenage birth rates. Using data from the 2010 Census and birth data, the researchers determined more-accurate birthrates for the 2001-2010 (rates calculated before had used the 2000 Census as a baseline).

March 13, 2012

Publication Gives Schools 'How To' Ideas for Involving Parents in School Health

The goal of a new government publication is to help schools enlist parents in promoting and sustaining health in their children.


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