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