News of Note

Be Wise, Immunize

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccinations and encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.

Web Extras:

https://www.nphic.org/niam

http://lake.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html

http://sumter.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html

Teens Say No

A CDC study reveals that today’s teens are saying no to sex, drugs, smoking and milk. The study, which was conducted last year, asked high school students about a wide range of heath topics which researchers compared to questionnaires going back more that 25 years. Here are some of the findings.

Web Extra:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/trendsreport.pdf

Should We or Shouldn't We Screen?

Cancer screening tests can find disease in people who have no signs of sickness. But lately medical experts have been disagreeing about when to start screenings and how often they should be done.

Frozen Treats

The United States Postal Service is inviting its customers to tap into their sense of smell through its new series of stamps.  The Frozen Treats stamps, featuring a frosty collection of colorful, scratch-and-sniff, ice pops comes in a booklet of 20, and showcases artist, Margaret Berg’s, whimsical watercolor illustrations.

Summer Camp Bummer

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you're a kid. School is out, the sun is shining bright and it’s time for summer camp.

But along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug spray, many kids will be packing their smart phones. According to one study, that may not be such a great idea.