Talking To Kids About Face Masks And Tips To Get Them Used To Wearing One

In combination with hand-washing and social distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of 2 years old — sick or healthy — wear a mask when in public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for many parents and caregivers, actually getting their kids to follow that recommendation can be tricky, especially for young children. If you’re struggling to get your child to wear a mask, try using age-appropriate messages, involve them in the creati

Youth Vaping in the United States: Risks, Trends, and Potential Policy Solutions – Tobacco Atlas

The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (or ENDS) among youth in the United States has become a serious public health concern for many reasons. These systems — commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes (or just, “e-cigarettes”), vape pens, or even “juuls” — work by heating nicotine-containing fluid to form an aerosol that users inhale. The recent experiences of the US might offer insight to other countries where youth use of e-cigarettes is only beginning to become popular.

What Happens During a Quarantine?

Quarantine is a tool used to prevent the spread of disease by keeping people who might be sick away from those who are healthy. This can either be done through a medical directive from a doctor or, less commonly, through a court or federal order. How long someone should be separated—and where—will depend on the disease and who ordered the quarantine. Quarantines have been used to protect public health since the 14th century, when the fear of the “Black Death” (or plague) in the Middle Ages prom

Vaporizers Are Not A Safe Way To Smoke Marijuana

Most people (92.1%) who use marijuana in the United States reported using only a combusted form of marijuana like from a joint or bowl, but that could be changing. Vaping cannabis products is more popular among teens and young adults, and trends show vaping overall is climbing fast in that population — in part, because many think it’s a healthier alternative to smoking. Vaping weed, as opposed to smoking it, exposes you to fewer of the toxic compounds that come from burning cannabis. But

The Vaccine Court: What It Is and How It Works

While vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent diseases, no medical intervention is 100% risk-free. Usually, the worst side effect someone will experience after getting a vaccine is a fever or a sore arm, but a very small percentage—about one in 1 million—can have a serious or life-threatening reaction. When that happens, the person can seek compensation for a vaccine injury in the U.S. through what's commonly called the vaccine court. What Is the Vaccine Court? What Vaccines Are Cov

The Health Risks of Vaping

There is a lack of understanding surrounding the health risks of vaping. Researchers are still actively seeking to understand exactly how harmful vaping is—but more than enough evidence now shows that it introduces major health risks. Recent studies have found that harmful substances found in many vaping products could increase your chances of serious health concerns like heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and addiction, especially among teens.
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