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Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

by Ludek Zurek

MF2571

The female mosquito feeds on blood of an infected bird. Horses and people are infected by a bite from an infected mosquito. Less than 1 percent of people infected develop severe illness. Most mosquito bites do not lead to WNV infection. WNV cannot be transmitted from person-to-person or animal-to-person. 8 p.

Revision Date: Aug 2012

Protect Your Skin from the Sun, Fact Sheet

by Ashley Svaty Jessica Kootz

MF3663

Spending time outdoors is a favorite pastime for many individuals and families, and many individuals have outdoor careers. When outdoors, it’s important to stay sun safe and understand how ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage skin cells and how to best protect yourself and loved ones from harmful rays. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jul 2024

Nourishing the Brain: Nutritional Recommendations for Combating Neurogenerative Brain Diseases, Fact Sheet

by Priscilla Brenes

MF3661

A nutritionally balanced diet can help improve overall quality of life by promoting brain health and cognitive function. This fact sheet includes information about how different nutrients support brain health and ways to incorporate them into your eating plan. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jul 2024

Understanding Hospice: Fact Sheet

by Kathy Goul Teresa Hatfield Erin Martinez

MF3656

Hospice focuses on comfort, not curing. It is a customized model of care that helps people with life-limiting illnesses live with dignity. This fact sheet includes information about types of hospice care, benefits of hospice, and information related to finding and paying for hospice care. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jul 2024

Protect Your Skin from the Sun, Leader's Guide

by Ashley Svaty Jessica Kootz

mf3664

Time outdoors has countless benefits for physical and mental health. With these benefits of outdoors being well known to many, some may not know how to enjoy the outdoors while practicing sun safety. This leader's guide includes suggestions for presenting the lesson, suggested activities, and an evaluation. 6 pages, b/w.

Published Date: Jul 2024

Understanding Hospice, Leader's Guide

by Kathy Goul Teresa Hatfield Erin Martinez

MF3657

Hospice focuses on comfort, not curing. It is a customized model of care that helps people with life-limiting illnesses live with dignity.  This leader's guide includes teaching tips, activities, and an evaluation. 6 pages, b/w.

Published Date: Jul 2024

Managing the Strain of Stress, Fact Sheet

by Rachael Clews et al.

MF3624

Everyone experiences stress differently, but you can learn ways to manage stress effectively. This fact sheet includes how stress affects your physical, mental, and emotional well-being and provides suggestions for ways to manage stress. 6 pages, color.

Published Date: Jun 2023

Managing the Strain of Stress, Leader's Guide

by Rachael Clews et al.

MF3625

Everyone experiences stress differently, but you can learn ways to manage stress effectively. This leader's guide includes teaching tips and activities for teaching about ways to manage stress. It also includes an evaluation. 6 pages, b/w.

Published Date: Jun 2023

Spanish: Managing the Strain of Stress, Fact Sheet

by Rachael Clews et al.

MF3624S

Translated into Spanish. Learn ways to manage stress effectively. This fact sheet includes how stress affects your physical, mental, and emotional well being and provides suggestions for ways to manage stress. 6 pages, color.

Published Date: Aug 2023

Spanish: Managing the Strain of Stress, Leader's Guide

by Rachael Clews

MF3625S

Translated into Spanish. This leader's guide includes teaching tips and activities for teaching about ways to manage stress. It also includes an evaluation. 6 pages, b/w.

Published Date: Aug 2023

Talking to Young Children About Coronavirus

MF3507

Young children will have many questions about changes in their regular routine. This fact sheet provides suggestions for how parents can talk to preschool-age children about what is happening around them in ways they can understand. 1 page, 11 x 17, color. From University of Maryland School of Public Health, used with permission.

Published Date: Apr 2020

Talking to Your School-Aged Child About Coronavirus

MF3508

School-aged children will have many questions about the changes in their daily lives and routines. This fact sheet provides suggestions for talking to your children and helping them manage stress. 1 page, 11 x 17, color. From University of Maryland School of Public Health, used with permission.

Published Date: Apr 2020

Talking to Your Teens About Coronavirus

MF3509

Most teens are aware of COVID-19 and are experiencing changes to their daily lives. This fact sheet suggests ways parents can ensure their teens are receiving reliable information and help them manage stress. 1 page, 11 x 17, color. From University of Maryland School of Public Health, used with permission.

Published Date: Apr 2020

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

by Marcia Locke Sandy Procter

MF3536

Some risk factors for breast cancer are controllable. This brochure describes actions women can take to reduce their risk of this type of cancer. 2 pages, trifold brochure, color.

Published Date: Jul 2020

Spanish: The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know

by Erin Yelland

MF3404S

Spanish: The opioid crisis has swept across the nation at an alarming rate. Drug abuse, dependence, and overdose affect the lives of millions of Americans. Given the severity of the crisis, action must be taken at multiple levels. One of those steps is education. This fact sheet explains what opioids are, the risks associated with them, and steps to take to address the crisis. 8 pages, color

Published Date: Mar 2019

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