Believe it or not, washing your hands is the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick or spreading germs to others. Learn the proper techniques in this handout to wash up, wash well, and wash often!
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With each school year comes the chance to be proactive about your health. You can fight off chronic low energy, constant sniffles and stress headaches before they pull you under. In fact, not having a plan for maintaining your health while pouring passion into your profession will leave you fried by spring, says Mike Anderson,… Read more »
Every year, at least 1 million Americans get shingles – a disease that is identified by a painful skin rash, often with blisters. Only someone who has had chickenpox can get shingles, and there is no known trigger for causing a person to get shingles. That is why vaccination against shingles is so important. This… Read more »
Do you think getting vaccinated isn’t worth the inconvenience or the cost? Think again. Most adults don’t have the full protection of available vaccines. Some adults may not have been vaccinated as children or may not have received all of their vaccinations. Even if you were vaccinated as a child, many new vaccines have become… Read more »
Pneumococcal disease is a leading cause of serious illness in children and adults throughout the world. It is one of the most prevalent diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine. Learn more in this pamphlet.
Vaccines help to protect children from preventable diseases that can make them ill or even result in death. However, many adults have questions about the importance and safety of vaccinating children. In this booklet geared towards parents, NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA HIN) uses information about childhood vaccination from reliable sources like the Centers for… Read more »
Vaccines can go a long way towards eliminating infectious diseases and saving lives. School health professionals—nurses and allied health professionals—are the most knowledgeable members of the school community when it comes to understanding and advocating for vaccines. This is true both in regard to vaccines needed by students and those recommended for adults. While generally… Read more »
The Ebola virus disease (EVD), which used to be known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is an often fatal illness in humans that experienced a large outbreak in 2014 affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The disease even made its way to America as several isolated, travel-related cases surfaced, causing fear of an outbreak in the… Read more »