Bucks & Montgomery County Schools Health And Wellness Newsletter

March 2014

Brain Injury Awareness 

Brain Injury Awareness Month is an

annual observance of the causes and consequences of brain injury. It recognizes the need for greater prevention, research, education, and advocacy on behalf of individuals who sustain a life-changing-sometimes devastating-brain injury and their family caregivers.

Click here to learn more about Brain Injuries from the Brain Injury Association of America.
Colorectal Cancer

Cancer groups, hospitals, and communities are focusing attention on preventing, treating, and curing colorectal cancer. Education is provided to the public and colorectal screenings are encouraged.  For more information on screenings and symptoms, please click here!

National Kidney Month

During National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) urges Americans

to get to know two humble, hardworking organs: the kidneys. To help raise awareness of and appreciation for all the vital functions the kidneys perform, the NKF is
encouraging Americans to learn more and take steps now to preserve kidney health, including taking advantage of free kidney health checks in March. To see how to prevent damage to the kidneys, please click here!   

Professional Social Work Month

Many social workers in healthcare settings work in schools and hospitals where they counsel clients and their families. Social workers are trained listeners, providing help through support groups and community health centers and schools. The most important role of a social worker is to help the client and his or her family understand the client's illness, work through the emotions of a diagnosis, and provide counsel about the decisions that need to be made. Click here for more information.


St. Patrick's Day Recipe

For A healthy alternative to some of the St. Patricks Day menu's, try this Mean Green Smoothie!


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JoAnn Perotti 
Director of Strategic Services
Nancy Bracken
Executive Assistant
Bucks County Intermediate Unit