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Hasken, Julie; Kresl, Laura; Nydegger, Teresa; Temme, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Diabulimia, the omission or reduction of insulin use by persons with type 1 diabetes, is a harmful method of weight control. The purpose of this article is to present school health personnel with the information they may need to become more aware of the possibility of diabulimia in their students--especially females--with type 1…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Comprehensive School Health Education, Prevention, Health Personnel
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Crowder, Sharron J. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Asthma, a major health problem, is the most common chronic illness of school-aged children and adolescents, with an estimated 6.8 million students affected in the United States. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism, with an estimated 14 million lost school days per year. In August 2007, the National Asthma Education and Prevention…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Nursing
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Wagner, Brenda J. – Journal of School Health, 1984
The problem of drug abuse in school and the detrimental effects of drug use are well documented. Identification of the problem is only part of the solution. Members of the school health team are in an excellent position to intervene and provide alternatives for the student. Intervention strategies are discussed. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Intervention
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Evans, Susan S.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1984
Major counseling techniques to be used with children identified with emotional handicaps are described in this article. Basic goals and methods of each approach, applicability for emotionally handicapped students, and training necessary for the practitioner are also discussed. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories
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Rienzo, Barbara A. – Journal of School Health, 1985
Lay persons and professionals need to be educated on the effects of aging on human sexuality. Effective communication techniques and accurate sexuality information can lead to prevention of psychosocial problems and sexual dysfunction. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Counseling Techniques, Females
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Given, Barbara K.; Stack, Brendan C. – Journal of School Health, 1986
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is described. A review of research related to symptoms, incidence, correlates, and causes of TMJ dysfunction in children is presented. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Dental Health, Elementary Secondary Education
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Black, Jeffrey L. – Journal of School Health, 1986
The epidemiological, clinical, and public health aspects of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in children is reviewed. Evidence establishing modes of transmission is emphasized. Guidelines are presented to assist school staff in the educational management of children infected with the AIDS virus. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Ozias, Janice M.; Peterson, Fred L. – Journal of School Health, 1984
There is a need for effective consumer health education in the schools that focuses on transmission of information, development of decision-making skills, and offers opportunities for practical application. An approach to facilitate the development of a self-care practicum experience in consumer health that makes use of the resources of the school…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Health Education, Problem Solving, School Health Services