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1998 Newsletters

November/December

  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Making the Grade, Health and Behavior Information Transfer Online Newsletter, Nasal Strips, Jet Lag
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Election Results
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Women Need More Regular Physical Activity, Urban African Americans: Non-Leisure Activities Rank High, Regular Activity Modifies Blood Clotting Mechanisms in Women, Lower Your Risk for Osteoporotic Fractures, Watching TV is Related to Weight Gain
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, ETC.: Healthy People 2010, Chronic Disease News and Reports, Walking in Communities, More Support for Non-Motorized Transportation
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Active People in Healthy Communities, Art and Science of Health Promotion
  • NEWS FROM NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: International Year for Older Persons, Fitness Calculators, 1999 National Health Observances, One Life to Live
October
  • USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Five-year Core Grant Refunded, New Physical Activity Listserv
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: American Diabetes Month, Ways Parents Can Help Children Be Active, Women’s Health Study, FITNET, National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Public Health Funding, Time for Advocacy
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Physical Activity and Stroke, Vigorous Exercise Reduces Risk of Pre-term Delivery, Fitness Declines in Young Adulthood, Functional Limitations
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, ETC.: Healthy Aging Study Announced
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: National Health Survey, Deakin Health and Wellbeing Program
September
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Physical Activity Updates, Time for New Shoes?, National Trails Endowment
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, Physician Counseling
  • REPORTS AND SURVEYS: Healthy People 2010
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Lifelong Physical Activity, Practical Evaluation, Prevention Intervention Research, Society for Public Health Education, Minority Health Issues, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Health, Cooper Institute
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: NIH Research, Info on Lowering Cholesterol
August
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Walk our Children to School Week, Women’s Sports Foundation Grants, Tiger Woods Foundation, Cheap Sunglasses
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Recess
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Exercise Vs. Lifestyle P.A., P.A. Measurement, Why Do Adolescents Participate? Functional Ability in Elderly
  • REPORTS AND SURVEYS: Mean Streets
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Physical Activity and Health Communications, Reminder: Pro Bike/Pro Walk 1998, Active People in Healthy Communities
  • OTHER NOTES: Update on National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: PE Central, Active for Life
July
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Physical Education Curriculum, Rabid Anti-Car Activists, It’s Hot Out There!
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Race and Health Initiative
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Starting Late, CVD Risk Tracks into Adulthood, Lowering BP in High-School Females, Parental Involvement Increases Youth P.A., P.A. in Conjunction with Hypertension Drug Therapy
  • REPORTS AND SURVEYS: Obesity Clinical Guidelines Released, New Zealand Reports
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Hypertension in the Southeast, American Public Health Association
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: Active Living Canada, Weight-Control Information Network, Human Kinetics
June
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: America’s Best Walking Towns, Share the Road, National Recreation and Parks Month, Power of Positive Thinking
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: ISTEA Reauthorization
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Who is Meeting the Physical Activity Recommendations?, Urban African Americans’ Physical Activity Patterns, Functional Ability in Older Adults, Effective Treatment for Obesity
  • REPORTS AND SURVEYS: Physical Activity Guidelines for Pre-Adolescents
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities, Healthy Communities
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: Partnership for a Walkable America, Searchable Trails and Greenways Bibliography, Runners World On-Line, American Hiking Society
May
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Fitness Fun Factor, Physical Education and Health Education Curricula, The New South Millenium Ride, NHLBI Women’s Health Initiative, How Much Exercise? How Hard?
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: ISTEA Reauthorization
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Does Physical Activity = Physical Fitness in Youth?, Disability Postponed in Adults with Lower Health Risks, Cholesterol and Physical Activity in Children, Self-Reported Exercise and Weight Loss 
  • REPORTS AND SURVEYS: Report on Smoking and Health, Rx for Healthy Weight, Best Bike and Pedestrian Projects, Trails are Safe Places
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Physical Activity and Health, Diabetes in Native Americans, Trail Development Workshops, Social Marketing, Intervention Mapping, Pro Bike/Pro Walk 1998, Worksite Health Promotion, Call for Abstracts for Chronic Disease Conference
  • WEBSITES OF INTEREST: Melpomene Institute, Association for Worksite Health Promotion, American Council on Exercise
  • SC NEWS: Mother’s Day Women’s Health Event
April
  • NEWS FROM THE USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER: Regina Fields Joins PRC Staff, Physical Activity and Public Health Courses for 1998
  • NEWS FROM CDC’S DIVISION OF NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Position Available
  • NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNORS’ COUNCILS ON PHYSICAL FITNESS: National Awards Program
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Race Initiative, Budget Debate, ISTEA, Spring Recess
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: National Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion, ACSM Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition, ACSM Annual Meeting
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Measuring Physical Activity in Older Minority Women, Lifestyle Changes Reduce Need for Blood Pressure Drugs in the Elderly, Overweight Kids and Television, Lifelong Lifestyles for Health, Physical Activity Patterns Track During Childhood, Measure Your Steps Walked with a Digiwalker.
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Sunshine Alert, March for Parks in April, NGA Women’s Health Campaign, NHLBI Report on Behavioral Science
  • WEB SITES OF INTEREST: Healthy Ideas, Food Insight
March
  • RESEARCH NEWS – Genetics or Kinetics, Walking May Reduce Risk of Diabetes, Physical Activity and Stroke, Adolescents Attempt to Lose Weight.
  • TAKE A WALK - Walks for Multiple Sclerosis, National Parks, Earth Day and Healthier Babies.
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE – National Women’s Health Information Center, Weighty Matters, Top Ten Wildflower Walks, NHLBI Information Center Electronic Mailing List.
  • WEB SITES OF INTEREST – In Fitness and in Health, Safe Pedestrians and a Walkable America, Counting Calories on the Internet, Taking Wellness to Heart, Make Nutrition Come Alive.
February
  • NEWS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA: SC Governor's Council Awards, Walking for the Health of It
  • NEWS FROM AROUND THE U.S.A.: Congratulations to Wanda Jones, Congratulations to Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, Shape of the Nation Report, Washington Report
  • EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: 1998 National Physical Fitness and Sport Month, NHLBI Educational Materials, Physical Activity for Elementary School Children
  • UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES: SC Healthy Communities Training, Promoting an Active South Carolina, 1998 CDC Diabetes Translation Conference, Obesity: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease
  • WEB SITES OF INTEREST: Outdoor Adventure, Volksmarch and Walking Index
January
  • HOW’S YOUR FITNESS SAVVY?: Consumer Reports Fitness Quiz
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Position Paper on Diabetes and Exercise, Women's Heart Disease and Stroke Campaign, National Trails Endowment Grants, Public Health Week Campaign, Recognition of Walking Heroes
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Boost Your Brain Power, A Walk A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
  • UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES: Fourth Annual Conference on Faith and Health, The 1998 National Black Family Summit, 1998 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Governor's Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports, Yale Conference on Women's Health and Fitness
  • NATIONAL HEALTH OBSERVANCES: Healthy Weight Week, School Nurse Day, American Heart Month, National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • WEB SITES OF INTEREST: Healthfinder, Put Prevention Into Practice, American College of Sports Medicine, On the Move, Shape Up America!
  • ANSWERS TO FITNESS QUIZ


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