Meningitis--Protecting your Student
Meningococcal meningitis is a serious bacterial infection. Unlike viral meningitis it can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person within one day after the first symptoms appear. This site shares information to lessen your student's chance of contracting this deadly disease.
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
Important information every parent needs to know about the flu. How is the flu spread? What should a parent do to protect their child?
Eat Smart Play Hard for Parents
This site is specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids. In addition, you'll also find a handy Calorie Burner Chart, the My Pyramid Tracker and the ESPH Tracking Card. With all this information, you'll have all the tools you need to begin eating healthier and be more active every day.
Know Where They Go--A Parent's Guide to Online Safety
In a digital world kids can be anywhere. Here you will find resources to help you and your family have a safe and secure online experience. The resources include critical Internet safety content including step-by-step tutorials for parents, videos for kids, tweens and teens and interviews with experts. This site is designed to provide all the necessary information needed to help families have safe experiences with connected technology.
OpenDNS--Filter unsafe web sites on your home network
A free service that provides an easy way to filter unsafe Web sites on your home network. OpenDNS Parental Controls divide the Internet's content into more than 50 categories. Simply choose your desired filtering level, from "High" to "Minimal," and check a box. Your filtering preferences take effect in just minutes. Further customize your preferences by adding additional categories or individual Web sites that are problematic or unsafe for your household.
What is Pandemic Flu?
There have been 3 episodes of pandemic flu in the 20th century. In 1918 influenza pandemic caused at least 675,000 U.S. deaths and up to 50 million deaths worldwide. In 1957 influenza pandemic caused at least 70,000 U.S. deaths and 1-2 million deaths worldwide. The last episode of pandemic flu occurred in 1968 causing about 34,000 U.S. deaths and 700,000 deaths worldwide.
History of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918
A fascinating look into history. Learn more about the pandemic, along with the status of the nation's health and the medical care system and how they were affected. Also, take a glance at some people whose lives where forever changed because of the Flu epidemic.