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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/12/cvs-health-mylan-epipen-injector-impax-adrenaclick-donald-trump/96479776/


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Great info regarding children and the election


https://schoolnursenet.nasn.org/blogs/beth-mattey/2016/11/13/safeandsecure

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ImPACT testing (concussion) for Winter athletics is ongoing and being announced daily at school. If you child has not yet had it and plans on trying out for a winter sport, they MUST see Mrs Jenkins in 233 or the Health Office ASAP. Next testing date is Nov 16 at 2:15 SHARP in the Math  Lab #159

This also includes JUNIORS as we are now baseline testing 2 times in HS

Sport physicals must be completed (and current) and in the health office PRIOR to the start of tryouts!!! 
If you are not sure, please call me ASAP 527-9663, or email me - mjenkins@sau73.org
and I will review your child's record with you.


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Some new Updated info 10/31/2016  

Interesting article about 

Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol, smoking content

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161025114338.htm
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Impulsivity, sensation seeking increase risk of alcohol and drug use among youths

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161006092312.htm
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Information regarding Enterovirus 68
Please! Please! Please! if your children are sick, keep them home and be in touch with your health care provider!! If your child requires an inhaler, make sure it is CURRENT and not expired! Also if they need to use it at school, There needs to be a permission form on file in the health office. This needs to be signed by both you and the provider. If you fill it out and send it in, I will take care of getting the MD signature if that is easier for you.



Information regarding Cloud 9
There is ANOTHER drug/element out there that kids are using which can be deadly!

"A dangerous and potentially deadly drug is easily being sold online, and the catch is that doctors said it is perfectly legal."

MORE Additional Links

It is a designer methamphetamine called Cloud 9 and is becoming a staple in the drug scene.


Information regarding NH obesity rates


When should students stay home?
If they have been vomiting, or have had a fever in the last 24 hours. They should be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Tylenol or Advil
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Does your child have Asthma?
Please be mindful of asthma episodes and make sure that your child's prescription is current and their inhaler is not outdated. If they need to carry an inhaler, at school, or during sports, I need (by state law), to have a current order from whoever prescribed the inhaler, as well as an asthma action plan. I have updated the forms section for your convenience. All you need to do is fill it out and have your child bring it to me, I will take care of contacting the provider.
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Information on Managing Teen Asthma
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E Cigarettes
Interesting information about electronic smoking devices
http://www2.aap.org/richmondcenter/pdfs/ECigarette_handout.pdf



The New Hampshire Immunization Program honors New Hampshire’s school nurses

on May 8, 2013 – School Nurses Day!
School nurses have improved the health and academic outcomes of students
for over 110 years. Lena Rogers is credited with being the first school
nurse in the United States. She was appointed in October 1902 to serve
schools in lower Manhattan to determine if a school nurse could improve
health and attendance. Within one month the rate of absenteeism dropped
dramatically and the school nurse profession was born.
Every school nurse is an invaluable bridge who connects children and
adolescents to preventive services such as immunizations. Thanks to the
support of school nurses, New Hampshire leads the nation with the highest
Tdap/Td vaccine coverage for adolescents in the United States. 

 

Reminder about Medication while in School
If your child needs to take medication while in school:
Please reference the GHS Handbook)
A parent or responsible adult should bring it in.
A parent/guardian parent needs to sign the consent form.
It needs to be in a pharmacy labeled container.
There should be no more than what is needed at school.
 
These are state laws that the school district must abide by.
(9/19/2013)




 


 


 




 



 
 

 


 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 




 
 

Party Host Law

Always remember, those who HOST, can lose the most: Most underage drinkers get their alcohol from adults. In 2004 the NH legislature passed a law (RSA 644:18) to hold "hosts" of parties responsible for the actions of underage participants. This law can be applied to any adult.

Under this Law
“Host” means a person who:
  • is at least 17 years old;
  • owns, rents, or has control of the site;
  • knows about the party; and
  • knows that persons under the age of 21 have a plan to drink alcohol or use drugs;

“Party” means:

  • five or more people under the age of 21 (not related to the host) are present; and
  • at least one person under the age of 21 has an alcoholic drink or an illegal drug.
What can happen to “hosts”? Under this law, a person who hosts a party where minors drink alcohol or use drugs may be charged with a misdemeanor, fined up to $2,000 and spend a year in jail.
To Stay Safe Under This Law
People whose properties may be the site of underage drinking or drug parties should:
  • tell local law enforcement officials as soon as possible;
  • take action to prevent the party; and/or
  • try to stop the party, if it has already started.
You can be part of the solution: Call the NH Liquor Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement at 1-888-8-Over-21 (888-868-3721, then #2 after prompt) to anonymously report underage alcohol violations such as sales to minors or upcoming parties. Partnering with law enforcement is a key strategy to reduce underage drinking in our communities.

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Informational Links
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Binge Drinking and Females
Interesting information released from the CDC regarding alcohol use among women and girls...... 

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Mental Illness in Teens
 This is a great resource for parents who have children that may be struggling.
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Information from the Poison Control Center
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Great information for women and all of us regarding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
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New  For those of you who run or have student athletes that run, below is a list of some short videos produced by a physician that contributes to a blog that I subscribe to. There is some great information on conditions common to runners.
 
As always, please consult your child's physician iof you suspect an injury
 
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