|National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, Feb 2-6, 2009|
|Teen dating violence is perhaps one of the most complex and pervasive problems facing teenagers today. February 2-6, 2009 is known as "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week" per Senate Resolution 710.
The crime of teen dating violence, including physical, emotional and sexual assault, and harassment via texting, email or Instant Messaging is a cruel reality for many American teenagers - a reality which many parents are unaware.
Parents are unable to control the abuse and may be unaware of these warning signs of teen dating violence:
- She apologizes for his behavior and makes excuses for him
- She loses interest in activities that she used to enjoy
- She stops seeing her friends and family members and becomes increasingly isolated
- Her boyfriend acts extremely jealous of others, especially other males, who pay attention to her.
Only by becoming involved and opening lines of communication can we ensure as parents that our children will be safe. Take the time this week to talk to your child, regardless of age, and plant the seeds of safety.
For more information, please check out the following links.
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|Women's Heart Health Month|
|Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but many women do not kow they are at risk. Also, heart attack symptoms are different for men and women.
Classic Symptoms for both men & women
Squeezing chest pain or pressure
Shortness of breath
Tightness in chest
Pain spreading to shoulders, neck or arm
Feeling of heartburn or indigestion with or without nausea and vomiting
Sudden dizziness or brief loss of consciousness
Symptoms More Likely in Women
Indigestion or gas-like pain
Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
Unexplained weakness, fatigue
Discomfort/pain between shoulder blades
Recurring chest discomfort
Sense of impending doom
Here are some simple tips for heart health:
- Don't smoke, and if you do, quit
- Aim for a healthy weight
- Get moving - 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity activity
- Eat for heart health
- Know your numbers
To learn more on how you can increase the health of your heart, visit Go Red for Women and take your heart health quiz today.