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Talk to your doctor to find out what a #healthyweight really is. (Hint: it’s not what you usually see on TV.) go.usa.gov/5T9G.
RT if you’re looking for new #sunglasses! Make sure they have UV protection before you buy! go.usa.gov/5T9k
ATTN parents! Before school starts, make sure you know what vaccines your daughter needs. go.usa.gov/5Tuh #backtoschool
This month, we’re honoring some #IncredibleWomen who helped women win the right to vote! go.usa.gov/5Tkw pic.twitter.com/9mV07r1fFQ
Long-acting reversible contraception is safe & effective for teens even if they haven’t given birth. #LARC #usecondoms #QFPrecs #NHRC14
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Nothing new to watch on TV? Why not get off the couch & take the kids to the park for some #HeartHealthy physical activity!
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For summer travel or back-to-school, Nat'l #Immunization Month reminds us to take #vaccinations seriously. 1.usa.gov/MXq3m0
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DYK? Over 90% of schools report that they are successfully meeting the updated nutrition standards! ow.ly/zIH6J #healthiernextgen
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When creating a plan to stop #bullying in your community, don’t be afraid to start small & scale up. Learn how here: 1.usa.gov/Hpg9dD
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Magnicubes recalled due to risk of #magnet ingestion. Take them away from kids. 1.usa.gov/1kzFdB8 pic.twitter.com/vb7oZvwvrp
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How is it #BackToSchool time already? Here are benefits kids get from extracurricular activities and ideas to try: go.usa.gov/NCfH
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Remember: You must make satisfactory academic progress to continue receiving federal student aid. What that means: 1.usa.gov/1pzIbnO
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See how #WIC saves lives & improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants & children ow.ly/zEIF6 #healthiernextgen
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Is your teen spending a lot of time on the computer? Follow 20-20-20 rule for #eyehealth ow.ly/zVIQ6
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#College health centers: With school around the corner, order our FREE publications to give students: ow.ly/zKthP #studenthealth
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Join us, @HealthCareGov & @GetCoveredUS to learn more about #Medicaid and CHIP today at 2p ET. Follow #Enroll365 & tweet us your Q's
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Find games, songs, activities & more at the MyPlate Kids’ Place! It makes #learning fun ow.ly/zGjFP
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Hey, parents! We recently updated the #Body info on our site ——> go.usa.gov/5kMA
Watch them grow! Preschoolers change day by day. What will they do next? Find out here: ow.ly/zFDxa
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Are you the parent of a child with Down Syndrome? Get connected to the National Down Syndrome Registry: go.usa.gov/NDJe
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Let’s get these young minds excited about science & health! Free resources for your little ones: go.usa.gov/rMBV
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It’s #BacktoSchool Month! Are your kids walking to school this year?
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter shares how peer & parent support helps her recovery in latest SAMHSA News: 1.usa.gov/1lVGssh.
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Fact of the day: Cigarette smoke deprives your lungs of oxygen & damages important cells. #quitsmoking
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#Brunch anyone? Try Tegan’s grilled veggie omelet w/ yogurt & honey/cinnamon tortilla chips! go.usa.gov/5Tze #yummy
RT! Making a #fitnessplan is a great way to track your success! This tracker makes it easy: go.usa.gov/9CqY
Are you fighting with a friend? Try this: go.usa.gov/9rkd #girladvice
Summertime shouldn't be hunger time. Help kids find free, nutritious #SummerMeals thndr.it/1l0ggwP
Restaurant meals can come with LOTS of extra calories, sugar, sodium, and fat. Healthy #FoodTips ——> go.usa.gov/9aSd
Want to give your child a brush up on their math skills before school starts? Use these free exercises to help: 1.usa.gov/1q9BAiR
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Do you really want to jog 50 minutes to burn off the calories from a 20 oz. soda? Don't drink your calories: 1.usa.gov/1qHpTol
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Summer is a great time to take a look at revising your school's local wellness policy! 1.usa.gov/1m3vbCT
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.@USDA #summermeals help children get the nourishing food they need so they come back to school ready to learn ow.ly/zEE3Z
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Teach #kids to protect their eyes when playing sports with this fun game from @NatEyeInstitute: 1.usa.gov/1ruW3zu
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#Parents- Share this w/ your daughter so she knows she can talk w/ you about #sexualhealth! go.usa.gov/56ud
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CDC has tips and time-savers to help clinicians talk with parents about HPV vaccine: 1.usa.gov/15JhxO4 #vaxchat
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Educators: As you prep for #backtoschool, check out these NASA websites for educators! go.nasa.gov/UssjZg
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Check out #HPVReport for ways to boost HPV vaccination for teen boys & girls: 1.usa.gov/1mVNDx1 Great #vaxchat @CDCIZLearn!
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Give athletes time to HEAL after a concussion! Wait for health care professional to say they are symptom-free & ready to return to play.
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Did you know: most people in the United States are non-smokers? If most other people can cope with stress without cigarettes, you can too.
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#Concussions not just a physical issue, can also affect teens' emotional state too. ow.ly/zFdp6 #mentalhealth
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Today in 1868 the 14th Amendment was ratified. It guaranteed African Americans citizenship and all its privileges: go.usa.gov/XdBC
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