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Break the Silence, Stop the Violence [electronic resource]

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Explains teens' vulnerabilities to dating abuse, and describes tell-tale behaviors of teen abusers and teen victims. Addresses parents' role in recognizing associated warning signs. Provides guidelines to parents for communicating with teens to support healthy relationships and for monitoring teens' behavior to ensure their safety.
Online
2008
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Baby Steps [electronic resource]: Learn the Signs, Act Early

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Describes the objectives of the National Center's on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities public awareness campaign to educate parents about developmental milestones, developmental delays, and developmental disabilities in young children. Covers specific, age-appropriate milestones for children's play, learning, speaking, and acting for 8-month-, 18-month-, and 24-month-olds. Recommends kinds of contacts for early intervention.
Online
2008
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The Quiet Killer [electronic resource]

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Covers the severity of the threat of, and symptoms associated with, carbon monoxide poisoning, and explains preventive actions for the home. Addresses proper use of generators, ventilation systems, and CO detectors.
Online
2008
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Put Your Hands Together [electronic resource]

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Explains how unwashed hands transmit disease, and the importance of handwashing. Covers: proper handwashing technique; supervision of children's handwashing; animals and germs; and the utility of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Online
2008
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Personal Stories [electronic resource]: Why Flu Vaccination Matters

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Presents accounts of parents whose children have died from influenza, or flu. Covers victims' and families' experiences with flu's onset, symptoms, and progress. Emphasizes CDC's recommendation that children aged 6-months to 18-years receive a flu vaccination every year.
Online
2008
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Go With the Flow [electronic resource]

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Promotes community water fluoridation as an inexpensive remedy to poor oral health. Covers social and economic consequences of poor oral health, particularly in children, and the incidence of dental problems in Arkansas based upon access, or lack thereof, to fluoridated water supplies.
Online
2009
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A Need to Know [electronic resource]

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Reports on the atypically high incidence of HIV-positive status among African-American gay and bisexual men. Provides specific recommendations for HIV testing for populations of varying criteria. Also provides information about the types and timing of HIV tests.
Online
2009
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Health Begins at Home [electronic resource]

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Provides an overview of the components of safe, healthy homes in which illnesses, accidents, and injuries are prevented. Covers home pollution, fire prevention, the rudiments of cleanliness, and detection of dangerous gases.
Online
2009
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Finding a Balance [electronic resource]

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Presents CDC's recommendations to prevent or reverse the deleterious effects of sedentary lifestyles and poor food/beverage choices. Emphasizes the need for a balance of calories consumed with calories used, with the recommendation to engage in 150 minutes weekly of moderate-intensity physical activity. Features comments by William H. Dietz, Director, CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, and other Division staff.
Online
2009
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A Time to Act [electronic resource]

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Presents information about residential fires and explains tactics for families to prevent and escape them.
Online
2009
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In the Swim of Things [electronic resource]

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Presents CDC's recommendations to prevent transmission and contraction of recreational water illnesses (RWIs), particularly those caused by the "superbug" Cryptosporidium.
Online
2009
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Binge Drinking [electronic resource]

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Defines binge drinking and the socio-economic factors and risks associated with it. Presents community-based strategies to prevent overconsumption of alcohol.
Online
2010
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Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers [electronic resource]

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Covers the danger zones and risks of crashes to teen drivers, and instructs parents in how to coach and otherwise influence their teenage drivers to increase their safety. Provides referral to CDC's Parent are the Key campaign .
Online
2010
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Blood Sugar & Fears [electronic resource]

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Covers the risk factors for, and symptoms of, Type 2 (or, adult onset) diabetes, and ways to prevent prediabetes from progressing into full, Type 2 diabetes.
Online
2010
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The Obesity Epidemic [electronic resource]

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Covers statistics of obesity in the U.S. Examines environmental changes that have resulted in increased food availability and decreased opportunities for physical activity. Covers the possible roles of individual responsibility, schools, communities, local governments, and commercial corporations in promoting healthy food choices and active lifestyles.
Online
2011
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Arthritis Pain Reliever [electronic resource]

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Online
2011
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Hiv/Aids 101 [electronic resource]

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In a question-and-answer format between an Everyman and a CDC spokesman, defines the relationship of HIV and AIDs, current infection and death rates, and vulnerable populations. In layperson's terms, covers activities by which the virus can and cannot be transmitted, and methods of prevention, detection, and treatment. Provides a referral to CDC's online service, www.HIVtest.org, for National HIV and STD testing resources.
Online
2012
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The Obesity Epidemic [electronic resource]

The obesity epidemic has hit every part of American society, and is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death including heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. This clip explains the factors that have contributed to the rise of obesity, and showcases several community initiatives trying to prevent and reduce it.
Online
2014; 2011
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In the Swim of Things [electronic resource]

Swimming has always been a popular form of exercise and sport and has many health benefits. This clip features experts explaining how to keep safe while swimming, including protecting your family from the chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium.
Online
2014; 2009
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Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers [electronic resource]

Car crashes take approximately 3,000 teenage lives every year. This clip offers advice to help parents keep their teen drivers safe.
Online
2014; 2010