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!
Health Edco’s Throw & Know Activity Balls are fun health education teaching tools that feature a variety of questions on multiple health topics, such as drugs and alcohol, tobacco and e-cigarettes, and boys and girls puberty. Learn more about these great activity balls that are perfect for ice-breaking exercises, assessing player knowledge, and more!
Whether smoked, vaped in e-liquids or as concentrates, or consumed in edibles, today’s marijuana (cannabis) carries serious health risks. Learn more about our eye-opening, new 3-D display that features realistic facsimiles of different forms of marijuana and paraphernalia and explains the potential hazards of marijuana use.
Childbirth Graphics & Health Edco explore steps a postpartum mum can take after gestational diabetes to help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about gestational diabetes, healthy living after delivery to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and our diabetes education materials.
For National Heart Month, Health Edco examines how stress can harm heart health. Learn more about the relationship between stress and heart disease, and discover some of our stress management and heart health teaching tools that are great to promote heart health.
Although working with young people in health education can be challenging and even frustrating at times, it is also extremely rewarding! Check out these great tips for working with teens, and discover just a few of our many educational materials that are perfect for teaching young people about health in PSHE education.
Health educators always enjoy engaging gifts they can use to teach their audiences about healthy habits. Check out these great and affordable Health Edco gift ideas that your favourite health educator will love!
In recognition of World Diabetes Day this November, Health Edco explores five fascinating facts about diabetes. In this month’s article, learn more about diabetes, a condition affecting millions of people in the UK, and our innovative diabetes education models and materials.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Health Edco examines five myths about breast cancer. Learn the facts behind five breast cancer myths, and discover some of our engaging women’s breast health education materials and models, which are perfect for raising breast cancer awareness!
In recognition of World Heart Day on 29 September and paving the way for October as Cholesterol Month, Health Edco highlights the importance of blood cholesterol management. Learn more about high blood cholesterol, its relationship to heart health, and our innovative teaching tools that are perfect to explain the facts about cholesterol to any audience.
The toll of substance abuse—whether from legal or illegal substances—affects all levels of society. Learn more about Health Edco’s engaging and effective drug education activities that are perfect for PSHE in this month’s article, including our new Drugs and Alcohol Throw & Know™ Activity!
Covering everything from proper oral hygiene to the dental devastation caused by smoking, smokeless tobacco, and meth, Health Edco’s mouth models have a lot to say! Learn more about our realistic, attention-grabbing mouth models in this month’s article, and discover how much our mouth models can say about health!
Our Consequence 3-D Displays—with their painted organ models and simple text—are popular and portable ways to explain the health effects of many conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and behaviours, such as smoking and alcohol abuse. Learn more about these versatile and effective teaching tools!
Cocaine is one of the most common drugs of abuse in the UK, and it’s responsible for a rising number of deaths among women from cocaine-related causes. Read this month’s article to learn more about cocaine and to discover our drug education resources that teach the facts about cocaine abuse.
Tobacco use is the world’s leading preventable cause of death. Learn more terrible tobacco truths—including the dangers posed by secondhand smoke, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes—and discover some of our many popular tobacco education materials and models in this month’s article!
It’s always a good time to focus on nutritional strategies for better health! For March, Health Edco examines healthful eating strategies for dining on restaurant and takeaway meals. Learn more about how restaurant-prepared meals can fit into healthy eating plans, and discover some of our nutrition education teaching resources.
For National Heart Month, Health Edco looks at how lifestyle habits (such as substance abuse) and health conditions (including high blood pressure and diabetes) can affect heart health. Learn more about factors impacting the heart and our many related health education materials and models to inform lessons on heart health!
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week this 18–24 January, Health Edco takes a closer look at HPV, the virus responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer as well as certain other cancers and genital warts. Learn more about HPV and our educational resources that highlight the facts about HPV transmission, vaccination and prevention, and cervical cancer screening.
Our extensive product line in multiple health categories means that Health Edco has something to offer in health education from A to Z! Check out this month’s article to discover the ABCs of Health Edco’s health education resources, covering anatomical models to zygotes in foetal development and everything in between!
For World Diabetes Day on 14 November, Health Edco’s November article dispels 10 common myths and presents the facts about diabetes, a serious health condition that affects millions of people in the UK. Learn more about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and check out a few of our diabetes education models and materials that are great for patient and student instruction on diabetes and diabetes management.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Health Edco has the essential teaching resources to ensure success in raising breast cancer awareness. Learn more in our October article about our breast self-exam (BSE) models, breast health displays, and take-home leaflets that share life-saving information about BSE, clinical exams, and mammography.
For September’s article, Health Edco looks at the connection between childhood obesity and the increasing number of cases of type 2 diabetes in children. Learn more about how children’s body weight and activity level affect their risk of type 2 diabetes, and discover a few of our related health education teaching tools that can help young people learn about diabetes risk factors and the importance of diabetes management.
With multiple stressors and concerns in these challenging times, working to stay healthy is more important than ever. Take a look at these timeless tips to live better and maintain better health both now and in the future, and discover our Health Edco health education resources that can help any group reach its health goals!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.