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September, 2010

You and your family can take a few simple steps to prevent germs from leading to infections and sickness.

General Health

New Environmental Health Section from Girlshealth.gov
In response to our reader's requests, we have updated girlshealth.gov with an environmental health section. Learn about green living and how the environment affects your health. With special sections discussing water, noise, and chemical pollution, your daughter will find information on the environmental issues that matter the most.

What Are Germs?
With a little prevention, you can keep harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa out of your family's way.

Why Is Hand Washing So Important?
How to teach this all-important habit to your kids.

Food Safety for Your Family
How to be sure your kitchen and the foods you prepare in it are safe.

Elementary Schoolers

Helping Your Gradeschooler With Homework
How to teach your kids important study skills.

Reading Resources
Almost every community has helpful programs and resources.

Stuttering
Many young kids go through a stage when they stutter. It usually goes away on its own.

See you next month!

Starting in October, the Growing Great Girls newsletter will have a new look. We will still bring you great content, but our format will be shorter, making it a better fit for busy parents like you.

Important Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

 

Content last reviewed September 15, 2010
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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