Content tagged with: illness

Suds Up to Keep Germs Down

Washing your hands is an important part of being healthy

It’s that time of year – the dreaded cold and flu season! And as an educator or school employee, you might be more vulnerable than most people to getting sick thanks to all the students and people coming in and out of the school. But, you’ve stocked your medicine cabinet, have tissues at the ready… Read more »

Stomach Bug Book – Spanish

NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA HIN) and the USDA have created The Stomach Bug Book, a booklet designed to inform and educate school personnel on norovirus, the spread of the disease and disease prevention, and provide helpful resources for the school community. It is important that students and school personnel, such as custodians, food service workers, bus… Read more »

Stomach Bug Book – English

NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA HIN) and the USDA have created The Stomach Bug Book, a booklet designed to inform and educate school personnel on norovirus, the spread of the disease and disease prevention, and provide helpful resources for the school community. It is important that students and school personnel, such as custodians, food service workers, bus… Read more »

Ebola

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 »

Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not cured, and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. These include heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and are also among the most costly affecting our country. The upside? Chronic diseases are among the most preventable of health problems.  … Read more »