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- Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- The Crucial Role of Recess in School
- The Flu Vaccine is Available


Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Mar. 11, 2013

The youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a free conference of activities, fun, and learning for youth grades 7-12 to inform them about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission, and related relationship behaviors. The conference will encourage youth and their advisors to take charge of personal health and safety decisions.

Registration for the Mar. 11, 2013 conference will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls (I-29, Exit 81). Scholarships are available. For additional information contact: Nicole Burger at n.burger@voa-dakotas.org or Brianna Jackson at (605) 444-6344

Click here for registration






The Crucial Role of Recess in School

Recess is most children’s favorite period, and parents and teachers should encourage that trend, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Recess can be a critical time for development and social interaction, and in a new policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, pediatricians from the AAP support the importance of having a scheduled break in the school day.

Click here to read the full text of the policy statement.





The Flu Vaccine is Available

Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. Anyone who has not already been vaccinated should do so now.

School nurses should lead by example and recommend everyone 6 months of age and older to get their flu vaccine. People who have severe influenza illness, or who are at high risk of serious influenza-related complications should get treated with antiviral medications. Antiviral treatment should be started as early as possible after becoming ill. School nurse resources are available at NASN's Seasonal Influenza web page.





Feb. 2013