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Health Edco Happenings:
Our Health Education Newsletter

Health Edco Happenings is our monthly newsletter that highlights a variety of topics in health education, as well as our innovative teaching resources that bring health education to life. Like our diverse product line, which covers multiple health topics—from smoking and substance abuse to nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and much more—our newsletter examines essential health issues and the tools that can help you share your important health messages.

Click the links below to read our articles and to learn more about featured health topics and Health Edco’s unique models, 3-D displays, and other engaging health education products!



July 2020 Understanding Viral Hepatitis Newsletter

World Hepatitis Day is 28 July, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its serious global impact. Learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis, steps to help stop its transmission, and some of our educational resources for hepatitis awareness and prevention.



June 2020 Diabetes and Increased Severity of COVID-19 Newsletter

Having diabetes, especially if the diabetes is not well-controlled, can increase the likelihood of severe and potentially life-threatening coronavirus complications. Learn more about how diabetes can put people at risk for more severe illness as a result of coronavirus infection, and discover our educational resources that emphasise diabetes management and how to help stop the spread of coronavirus.



May 2020 Smoking and the Coronavirus Crisis Newsletter

Smoking may increase the severity of a coronavirus infection, raising the risk of dangerous complications or death from COVID-19. Learn more about how smoking may increase vulnerability to coronavirus complications. Discover more about the importance of quitting tobacco now as well as our tobacco education teaching tools that are ideal to deter and stop tobacco use.



April 2020 STI Myths and Facts Newsletter

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are extremely common and occur in all age groups. Young people aged 15 to 24 are heavily affected by STIs, making teaching about STIs as a part of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) a top priority. Learn more about STIs in our April newsletter, which presents the facts behind several common STI myths, and discover our teaching resources that are perfect for Relationships and Sex Education.



March 2020 Benefits of Regular Family Meals Newsletter

It’s always a good time to look for ways to improve health through better nutrition! This month, Health Edco examines why one of the best strategies to improve nutrition and health is as close as your family table. Learn more about why family meals matter for the entire family whilst discovering a few of our health education resources that can help reinforce understanding of the rewards that family meals provide.



February 2020 Heart Health Teaching Tools Newsletter

Taking care of your heart means taking care of the conditions that can promote heart disease. For National Heart Month, Health Edco takes a closer look at a few of our innovative models and resources that are perfect to teach how conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity can lead to heart disease.



January 2020 Health Education Resources for 2020 Health Resolutions Newsletter

For many people, the new year means New Year’s health resolutions, such as quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol, and eating a healthier diet. For January, Health Edco highlights some of our many health education resources to help inspire your audience to make and keep health resolutions throughout the year.



December 2019 HIV/AIDS Awareness and Teaching Resources Newsletter

In honor of World AIDS Day, Health Edco’s December newsletter takes a closer look at the current status of HIV across the globe. Learn more about HIV statistics, recent advances in HIV prevention, and our HIV/AIDS education resources that are perfect to promote HIV education and awareness.



November 2019 Diabetes and the Feet Newsletter

Uncontrolled diabetes can have serious complications for the feet. In recognition of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, Health Edco takes a closer look at diabetic foot complications. Learn more about the warning signs of diabetic foot problems and ways to help prevent them, and discover our diabetes education models and materials, which are perfect to explain to patients and students how uncontrolled diabetes can harm the feet.



October 2019 Facts for Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter

To promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Health Edco’s October newsletter presents important facts about breast cancer whilst highlighting a few of our innovative breast health education resources. Learn more about what breast cancer is, certain lifestyle factors that can affect breast cancer risk, and more!



September 2019 Junk Food and Childhood Obesity Newsletter

Junk food is often considered a significant contributor to increased rates of childhood obesity. For September’s newsletter, Health Edco takes a closer look at how junk food contributes to overweight and obesity whilst highlighting some of our innovative nutrition education resources that are perfect for teaching young people about good nutritional habits.



August 2019 COPD Facts and Tobacco Education Materials Newsletter

Cigarette smoking is the primary cause of COPD, which is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Learn more about COPD, our one-of-a-kind Clem’s Phlegm model, and our many other creative tobacco education teaching tools.



July 2019 Facts About Heroin Newsletter

Heroin is a highly addictive and potentially deadly Class A drug that is illegal to possess, give away, or sell. Health Edco’s July newsletter highlights this dangerous drug, heroin’s relationship to prescription opioids, and our drug education materials that are ideal to teach the hazards of opioid abuse.



June 2019 Male Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter

Although often considered a “woman’s disease”, men can develop breast cancer, too. Each year, about 390 men in the UK receive a breast cancer diagnosis. In honor of Men’s Health Week, which is June 10–16, Health Edco raises male breast cancer awareness. Learn more about the risk factors and warning signs of male breast cancer, and discover our Men’s Breast Cancer Awareness Model, a great teaching tool for GPs and other healthcare professionals to use with their male patients.



May 2019 Stroke Awareness and Educational Materials Newsletter

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the UK, but taking steps to help prevent stroke and knowing the warning signs can save lives and reduce the risk of stroke-related disabilities. Learn more about stroke, its symptoms, and the importance of getting immediate medical attention for a stroke. Also, discover Health Edco’s educational resources that are perfect for stroke education.



April 2019 Alcohol and Your Liver Alcohol Education Newsletter

Alcohol abuse is a leading cause of death in the UK, and alcohol-related liver disease is becoming more common in younger adults. As part of our focus on alcohol education, Health Edco takes a closer look at how alcohol abuse damages the liver. Learn more about alcohol-related liver disease and our thought-provoking alcohol education models and resources that explain the physical effects of alcohol abuse.



March 2019 The Facts About Added Sugars Newsletter

The added sugars in our diet provide empty calories and can lead to health problems. As part of our commitment to nutrition education, Health Edco highlights the facts about added sugars and their recommended dietary limits. Learn more about added sugars and Health Edco’s fun and engaging resources that creatively reveal the high added sugar content in many common foods and beverages!



February 2019 Women and Heart Disease Newsletter

Heart disease is often considered a men’s health problem, but it’s actually a leading cause of death for both women and men in the UK. For National Heart Month, Health Edco highlights women and heart disease, including how heart disease in women is different from heart disease in men and how women can decrease their risk for heart disease.



January 2019 Physical Activity Guidelines Newsletter

New Year’s Day brings New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, that means being more active to lose weight and get healthier. Learn more about the guidelines for physical activity for all ages, which urge everyone to sit less, get moving, and stay active!



December 2018 Tips to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays Newsletter

Make this a healthy and safe holiday season! To keep the holidays healthy and fun, Health Edco offers tips to help every member of the family enjoy the gift of good health for the holidays. Read to discover helpful holiday health and safety tips.



November 2018 The A1C Test for Diabetes Newsletter

The A1C test is an important tool for diabetes diagnosis and management. In recognition of Word Diabetes Day on 14 November, Health Edco explains what the A1C test is and what its results mean. Read to learn more about the A1C test and our innovative diabetes education products.



October 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Health Edco explains breast self-awareness, the role breast self-exams can play in breast self-awareness, and how our breast models and other women’s health education products promote breast cancer awareness. Read to learn more!



September 2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Newsletter

Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to our children’s health. Learn more about ways parents and carers can instill healthy habits during childhood and our great nutrition, physical activity, and obesity education resources.



August 2018 Osteoporosis Education Newsletter

Osteoporosis, which is characterised by low bone mass and progressive bone loss, affects millions in the UK. Read to learn more about osteoporosis, prevention strategies, and our osteoporosis education models and displays.



July 2018 Dehydration Education Newsletter

Dehydration can cause serious health problems, especially during hot summer months or after an intense workout. Learn more about what you need to do to stay hydrated!



June 2018 Prostate Cancer Screening Newsletter

Prostate cancer screening is mired in controversy throughout the international medical community. Learn more about the potential risks and benefits of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, prostate cancer risk management, and our educational resources for prostate health awareness.



May 2018 Sun Safety Tips Newsletter

With sunny holidays ahead, May is a great time to consider year-round habits and strategies to prevent skin cancer. Learn more about sun safety and our sun safety health education resources.



April 2018 Alcohol Awareness Newsletter

Are you drinking too much alcohol? Learn more about alcohol units, recommended alcohol limits, and our engaging alcohol education products.



March 2018 Health Benefits of Pets Newsletter

Pet ownership offers a variety of health benefits, such as making us more physically active and better able to manage stress. Discover more about how pets can enhance our health and overall well-being.



February 2018 Heart Health Newsletter

Health Edco celebrates Heart Month with teaching tools that promote healthy lifestyle habits for a healthy heart. Learn more about our engaging heart health education resources.



January 2018 Cervical Health Newsletter

For Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Health Edco discusses cervical health and highlights our cervical health education products that cover HPV, Pap tests, and cervical cancer.



November 2017 Diabetes Education Resources Newsletter

In recognition of 14 November as World Diabetes Day, Health Edco presents a selection of our innovative products that highlight the importance of diabetes management. Read to learn more about our diabetes teaching tools.