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It’s never too early to talk puberty

Puberty is a milestone in life. For some children it is an exciting time as they move from childhood to adulthood. But for many, puberty is an emotional and somewhat scary transition, not just for those whose bodies are changing, but for the parents and educators who must prepare them for what lies ahead. When is the appropriate time to begin the puberty conversation? Marsh Media relied on recognized expert sources and ongoing discussions with school nurses and health educators to develop age appropriate programs on puberty. In a series of up-to-date video presentations, we give schools and families the tools to begin educating kids as young as 3rd Grade about the physical changes to expect during puberty. As students...

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MarshMedia Has A New Look!

If you have purchased MarshMedia DVDs in the past, or have seen our programs on our website or in a catalog, you may have noticed that many of our DVD covers were a little, let's say, out-of-date and not very interesting. That is changing! We recently selected 13 of our most popular titles and with the help of our graphic artist, created colorful and interesting packaging that more accurately reflect the quality of our programs. To see our new images and a description of the programs click on any of the following 13 titles. Here a just a few examples: Meet The New You! For Girls Meet The New You! For Boys Just Around The Corner - For Girls Just...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month - Help Prevent this Disease

A recent study shows that type 2 diabetes has increased by more than 20% since 2001, among U.S. children. Many of the type 2 diagnosis are explained by the rise in overweight and obese children. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of U.S. children and teens are obese - three times the number of a generation ago. Experts believe type 2 diabetes develops in children the same way it does in adults. The body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or it cannot correctly use the insulin available. Either or both of these conditions lead to excess sugar in the blood. Another risk factor is having a family history of the disease....

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