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  • SmartPhone App Helps ID Concussions Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have designed an application for smart phones that helps identify whether a person has suffered a concussion. The app is available through iTunes and the ...
    Posted May 30, 2012, 11:58 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu
  • Advocates For Youth Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates ...
    Posted May 7, 2012, 8:18 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu
  • National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Stayteen.orgThe goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more ...
    Posted May 2, 2012, 1:56 PM by hoconnor1@luc.edu
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SmartPhone App Helps ID Concussions

posted May 30, 2012, 11:57 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated May 30, 2012, 11:58 AM ]

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have designed an application for smart phones that helps identify whether a person has suffered a concussion. The app is available through iTunes and the Android Market. Developed by UNC-Chapel Hill assistant professor Jason Mihalik and Gerry Gioia of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, the app is nominated for a national 'Appy' award by MediaPost.

The app is intended for coaches and parents. Here is some background information on the developers, Jason Mihalik and Gerry Gioia.

http://college.unc.edu/2011/09/21/concussion-theres-an-app-for-that/

Watch a video that describes this potentially life-saving App.

http://video.clinicaladvisor.com/video/SmartPhone-App-Helps-ID-Concuss;recent?DCMP=EMC-CA_UPDATE&Visitor_ID=32906&CPN=ca_flppr&spMailingID=4290360&spUserID=MjM2ODUwNDE2MwS2&spJobID=44474459&spReportId=NDQ0NzQ0NTkS1

Advocates For Youth

posted May 7, 2012, 7:35 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated May 7, 2012, 8:18 AM ]

Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

Our Vision: The 3Rs

Advocates for Youth envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource.

The core values of Rights. Respect. Responsibility. (3Rs) animate this vision:

RIGHTS: Youth have the right to accurate and complete sexual health information, confidential reproductive and sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future.

RESPECT: Youth deserve respect. Valuing young people means involving them in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies that affect their health and well-being.

RESPONSIBILITY: Society has the responsibility to provide young people with the tools they need to safeguard their sexual health, and young people have the responsibility to protect themselves from too-early childbearing and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

How We Are Different

Advocates for Youth is the only organization that works both in the United States and in developing countries with a sole focus on adolescent reproductive and sexual health.

Advocates for Youth occupies a unique niche because it:

  • Brings youth development strategies to the field of adolescent sexual health and sexual health strategies to the field of youth development
  • Integrates strategies related to STIs, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention, fields that often operate in isolation from one another
  • Uses its domestic and international work for learning about and disseminating lessons across borders
  • Provides printed and electronic resources, technical assistance, and training to promote research-based best practices in the field of adolescent sexual health.

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

posted May 2, 2012, 1:52 PM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated May 2, 2012, 1:56 PM ]

Stayteen.org

The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more you know about issues like sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception, the better prepared you will be to make informed choices for your future. We're not telling you how to live your life...we just want to give you some food for thought and the latest facts. It’s up to you to make your own smart decisions.

Poison Prevention Week

posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:55 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 7:00 AM ]

U.S. poison centers answer more than four million calls each year. That’s one call every eight seconds!

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults.

Spread the Word!  In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, EPA urges parents and caregivers to help raise awareness of the dangers of poisonings.  It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent poisonings.  We encourage you to post Administrator Jackson’s video message about poison prevention on your website.  To see the message, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fu1f0LrMrk

Prevention is Key!  Accidental poisonings are preventable.  Re-seal pesticides, other household chemicals, and medications and keep them away from children.

Call First!  The Poison Help line (800-222-1222) connects you to experts at your local poison center 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Help is available in more than 150 languages.  Program the poison help line number into your phone and post it near your phone.

Use and Store Products Safety!  Store all household products up high, out of children’s reach, in locked cabinet.  Use child resistant safety latches.  Read the label first and follow product instructions.

Visit EPA’s poison prevention website for free consumer resources to help raise awareness about preventing poisonings and exposures to household cleaners and pesticides in your home and community: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/poisonprevention.htm

Maywood Ceasefire

posted Sep 19, 2011, 1:22 PM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Sep 19, 2011, 1:28 PM ]

Maywood Ceasefire works with the communities of Maywood, Bellwood, and Broadview to reduce street violence in all forms. They have weekly group meetings for men and women. Please go to the Maywood Ceasefire site for more information.

Ceasefire started in 2000 in Chicago's West Garfield Park. Between 2000 and 2004, CeaseFire was implemented in 6 of the most violent communities in Chicago. In the first year of implementation in each of these communities, shootings decreased. There are now Ceasefire organizations throughout the Chicago area and nationally.

High School and Sports Physicals

posted Jul 14, 2011, 10:04 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Jul 14, 2011, 10:10 AM ]

The School-Based Health Center in Proviso East High School
provides school and sports physicals at No Cost to students.
Call 708-449-9522 to schedule an appointment.

PAC Youth Activities Resource Directory

posted Jul 11, 2011, 8:44 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Jul 11, 2011, 9:01 AM ]

This is a great resource from the Proviso Action Committee for parents and children. View the booklet by clicking on the attachment below.

May 4, 2011, is National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

posted Apr 28, 2011, 12:19 PM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Apr 28, 2011, 2:32 PM ]

Beginning Sunday, May 1st - and throughout the month of May - teens nationwide are asked to go to StayTeen.org to participate in several online activities, including the popular National Day Quiz. This short, scenario-based quiz asks teens to think about what they would do in a number of risky sexual situations and sends the straightforward message that sex has consequences. This year’s online National Day Quiz includes fun stop-motion animations to help illustrate the quiz’s scenarios in a fun and engaging way for teens.

In addition to the National Day Quiz, teens will also be able to play our new Invasion of the Myth Monsters game. This fun game challenges teens to learn more about the truth behind several popular sex myths and fend off hordes of zombie-like "myth monsters" who are spreading bad information to their friends. Teens that are able to complete the game by dispelling all nine myths will be entered into a drawing for a 32GB iPod Touch.

Last year, more than a half-million teens participated in the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.


Loyola School of Nursing Joins the 3rd Annual Grandparents Day

posted Apr 28, 2011, 11:36 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated Apr 28, 2011, 11:38 AM ]

On May 14th PTHS will celebrate the grandparents of Proviso Township by hosting its 3rd Annual Grandparents’ Day. This year Loyola University School of Nursing has agreed to join the Board of Education and West Suburban Senior Services in supporting the highly anticipated event which offers seniors a day of fun, health screenings, entertainment, and information.
 
“We have had a school based health center within Proviso East for over ten years,” said Diana Hackbarth RN, PhD, and Project Director for Proviso East’s Loyola University School Based Health Center. “The school of nursing at Loyola University of Chicago is pleased to participate in Grandparents’ Day as we seek further outreach in the Proviso communities.”

Grandparents’ Day is designed to honor all of the seniors and grandparents of Proviso Township. Grandparents are being treated to party bingo, a steppers’ dance party, door prizes, light refreshments, health screenings, and more. Proviso students will decorate and serve as volunteers at the event. PMSA’s choral group will also perform.  In addition, WSSS staff will share information about services and assistance available to grandparents who are raising grandchildren.

To learn more about Grandparents’ Day, please contact the PTHS 209 Communications Office at 708.338.5901.

PEHS Health Fair 2011

posted Apr 14, 2011, 10:56 AM by hoconnor1@luc.edu   [ updated May 10, 2011, 12:31 PM by Caitlin Paul ]

  The 2-day student health fair has been a great success.
  Here are some pictures from Wednesday.










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