• Quit Tobacco or Vaping!
     
    Quitting tobacco or vaping is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and the health of a loved one. If you are looking for local programs to help you quit, please click on the following link: Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources in Santa Clara County provided by the Santa Clara County Health Department.
     
     
     
    Top 5 things to know about Zika
     
    As Zika is becoming an increased public health concern, the Sunnyvale School District wanted to share the latest information provided by the Centers for Disease Control in preventing the spread of the virus. There are several simple measures you can take to protect yourself and your family from exposure and help prevent further spread.
    1. Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitos. Here is more information about Symptoms of Zika. You can also get Zika through sex.
    2. The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites
    3. Zika is linked to birth defects
    4. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika
    5. Returning travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites
    The following links contain more information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) about what parents should know about Zika and how to talk to your children about Zika
     
     Child with lollipop       How to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
     
    Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at an alarming rate among children and adolescents. Being overweight, making unhealthy food choices (poor diet), not being active (lack of exercise) and having a family history of diabetes places children at risk for a disease once thought to affect only adults. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Prevention, early detection, and diagnosis are extremely important as type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed and controlled with healthy lifestyle choices and medication, if needed. Preventing and managing type 2 diabetes may prevent long term damage to the blood vessels in the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. For more information on warning signs and what you can do as a parent, click on the following link: