Health and Wellness


School Nurse

Patricia Bettis, R.N. PHNll
8-3:25 pm
patricia.bettis@kcs.k12.nc.us
704-932-6125 x 21921

Flu F.A.C.T.S.
Fever
Aches
Chills
Tiredness
Sudden Onset






Protect yourself! Wash your hands

Asthma affects 24 million Americans with approximately 1/4 of that number being children under 18. Ten people die every day as a result of asthma.  More than 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy and that number is climbing.
Tips for asthma and allergy sufferers
1. See your doctor regularly and follow their instructions
2. Take medications as prescribed - for some folks that is daily
3. Seek help from your doctor if you are using your inhaler too frequently or your symptoms don't improve with treatment. 
4. Be sure to wash your hands and keep them away from your face (mouth, nose and eyes)
5. Be aware of your specific triggers (smoking, perfumes, mold, pets, etc)



For further information:
AAFA.org
1-800-7-ASTHMA  (1-800-727-8462)


DID YOU KNOW...
Teens are less likely to get pregnant IF...
they have good and healthy relationships with their family and peers
have accurate knowledge about sexual issues, pregnancy and diseases
understand the importance of abstinence

Teens are more likely to get pregnant IF...
they come from a home of a single parent
 their parent was a teen parent
they live in poverty
  they are exposed to sex at a young age
they engage in risky behavior (alcohol,drugs, sex before marriage)


http://teenpregnancy.acf.hhs.gov




Whyquit.com  this site will guide in motivation, education, and support. 
Joel's Library - a collection of 100 short quit smoking articles and over 200 quit smoking videos,
 There is also a free ebook for download





Remember to Wear your sunscreen!


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