HAPPY FEBRUARY!!! February is HEART HEALTH MONTH. According to CDC, "taking care of your heart can be as simple as the ABCS...Aspirin, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation". Of course, always check with your health care provider before beginning any type of medication regimen. For more great tips and information, please check out this link https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/docs/ConsumerEd_HeartDisease.pdf
High blood pressure is not only a concern for adults. Kids and teenagers can also experience high blood pressure which can be linked to health problems in the future. Some ways to prevent/control high blood pressure include a nutritious, low calorie diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, foods that are low in sodium (read those labels), drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise.
Don't forget -- we are still navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic. Remember the 4W's each day: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance, and Wipe down surfaces.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO BLACK HISTORY MONTH. PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO READ OR RE-READ INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF OUR HEROES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS...I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO DR. JANE COOKE WRIGHT. She became professor of surgery, head of the cancer chemotherapy department, and associate dean at New York Medical College, and the highest ranked African American woman at a nationally recognized medical institution. Thank you, Dr. Wright! To read more about her awesome accomplishments, click this link
Finally, I leave you with this quote: "NEVER BE LIMITED BY OTHER PEOPLE'S LIMITED IMAGINATIONS". -- Dr. Mae Jemison, first African American female astronaut
Hi, Nurse Jackson here. I am honored to be serving as your school nurse this year. As we all continue to navigate these complicated times together, please know I am here to help and will be sharing tips and great resources as we progress through this school year. This will be a great year filled with success!