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Health Education


Miami Children's Health Plan wants you and your family to be healthy and happy. To help we have gathered articles and resources on a variety of health-related topics. Click on the topics below to expand the menu and show the resources available.

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  • Cutting Back on Drinking - Downloadable PDF

    For the best health, men should have no more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day. And women should have no more than 1 drink a day. Read More

  • Alcohol Use Disorder - Downloadable PDF

    Alcohol use disorder means having unhealthy habits. Such as drinking every day or drinking too much at one time. Read More

  • Helpful Tips to Quit Smoking - Third-Party Link

    Do you want to quit smoking? That's half the battle. The American Lung Association has lots of help available to get you ready to quit. Read More

  • Smoking: How to Quit - Downloadable PDF

    People who smoke crave the nicotine in cigarettes. To give up smoking, your body has to stop craving the nicotine. Learn tools you can use to quit. Read More

  • How to Quit Smoking and Tobacco - Third-Party Link

    Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society has free tips and tools. Read More

  • SmokeFree.gov - Third-Party Link

    Preparation is the first step to quitting smoking. SmokeFree.gov has resources to help you find a method of quitting that works for you. Read More

  • TobaccoFreeFlorida.com - Third-Party Link

    Quitting tobacco is no easy task. Tobacco Free Florida has tools and resources to help you take that first step. Read More

 
  • Breastfeeding - Downloadable PDF

    Breastfeeding has many health benefits for you and your baby. It also helps you bond with your baby. If you have trouble, you can get help. Read More

  • Pregnancy Nutrition - Downloadable PDF

    Healthy eating when you are pregnant is important for you and your baby. It can help you feel well and have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Read More

  • Post-Partum Depression - Downloadable PDF

    If you feel sad or hopeless, have trouble caring for and bonding with your baby, or other symptoms for 2-weeks, see your doctor. Read More

 
  • ADHD: Help Your Child Succeed - Downloadable PDF

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can make it challenge for your child to pay attention, sit still, and get things done. Read More

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - Downloadable PDF

    Autism Spectrum Disorder affects a person’s behavior and makes communication and social interactions difficult. Read More

  • Well-Child Visits - Downloadable PDF

    Regular checkups, often called well-child visits, allow your doctor to keep a close eye on your child’s general health and development. Read More

  • Your Child’s Health: Good Habits - Downloadable PDF

    Childhood is the best time to learn the healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Your child learns habits by watching you. Read More

 
  • Diabetes: Plate Format Planning - Downloadable PDF

    The plate format helps you manage how you eat. You plan meals by learning how much space each food should take on a plate. Read More

  • Diabetes: Tips for Healthy Eating - Downloadable PDF

    A healthy diet for diabetes doesn’t mean that you eat special foods. It means meals that help you keep your blood sugar at healthy levels. Read More

  • NIDDK Health Information Center - Third-Party Link

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) health info center is full of resources to help you understand the disease. Read More

  • American Diabetes Association - Third-Party Link

    American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a non-profit organization. They provide information and resources about diabetes. Read More

 
  • Exercise: The Key to Good Health - Downloadable PDF

    Regular exercise is good for you. There are three kinds of exercise everyone needs to stay healthy. Aerobic exercise, strength training and stretching. Read More

  • Exercise: How to Start - Downloadable PDF

    Staying active is one of the keys to good health. Once you decide to exercise, you will want to create a fitness routine. Read More

  • Exercise for Children and Teens - Downloadable PDF

    It’s important for children and teens to regularly do three types of exercise: stretching, aerobic exercise, and muscle strengthening. Read More

  • Tips for Long-Term Exercise Success - Third-Party Link

    Whether it is a structured program or just part of your daily routine, here are some tips for exercise success. Read More

  • Move Your Way - Third-Party Link

    The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets have tips that make it easier to get active. Small changes can add up to big health benefits. Read More

 
  • Getting Good Sleep - Downloadable PDF

    Getting good sleep means getting enough sleep to feel well and stay healthy. Quality sleep is a key part of good health and has major benefits. Read More

  • Coping with Grief - Downloadable PDF

    Grief is a normal and healthy reaction to some kind of change or loss in your life. Your grief will depend on the meaning of that loss to you. Read More

  • High Blood Pressure - Downloadable PDF

    Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure increases your risk for health issues. Read More

  • How to Get Rid of Medicines - Downloadable PDF

    You may no longer need to take medicines you have, or they may have expired. It’s important to safely get rid of old or unwanted medicines. Read More

  • How to Lower Your Stress - Downloadable PDF

    Stress is a fact of life. While some stress is normal and even needed, too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. Read More

  • Vaccinations - Downloadable PDF

    Vaccinations help protect you from diseases. Then, if you are exposed to the disease, your body is ready to fight it off. Read More

 
  • Breakfast Ideas - Downloadable PDF

    Breakfast can give you energy and help you avoid eating too much later. Keep healthy ingredients on hand for a quick breakfast. Read More

  • Controlling Your Portions - Downloadable PDF

    Cutting back on the amount of food you eat can be a great way to get to a healthy weight without giving up your favorite foods. Read More

  • Dinner Ideas - Downloadable PDF

    A healthy dinner plate has colorful vegetables, some type of whole grain, and a lean protein. Here are a few ideas. Read More

  • Lunch Ideas - Downloadable PDF

    A healthy lunch includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat milk products. Choose lean protein and healthy fats. Read More

  • Eating Tips for Kids and Teens - Downloadable PDF

    Eating a mix of healthy foods will help your child get the protein, carbs, fat, vitamins, and minerals he or she needs for normal growth. Read More

  • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight - Third-Party Link

    A healthy lifestyle involves many choices including a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Read More

  • Planning Meals - Third-Party Link

    You eat in many of places. Your home, work, maybe even your car. It’s important to plan ahead to make sure you have healthy options available. Read More

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov - Third-Party Link

    This website has many resources about eating healthy and nutrition. The MyPlate Plan shows you what and how much to eat. Read More

 
  • Healthy Weight, A Family Affair - Downloadable PDF

    Of course you want your family to be healthy as possible. What if being healthier as a family was just a little bit easier? Read More

  • Weight Management: Your BMI - Downloadable PDF

    Your BMI can help you see if your weight is raising your risk for health problems. It uses a formula to compare your weight with your height. Read More

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) - Third-Party Link

    BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. It does not indicate the health of an individual. Read More

  • Adult BMI Calculator - Third-Party Link

    Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category. Read More

 
  • Depression - Downloadable PDF

    Depression is a medical illness that affects how you feel, think, and act. You may have less energy and feel sad for a long time. Read More

  • Depression: Alcohol and Drug Use - Downloadable PDF

    You may want to drink or use drugs to escape depression symptoms. But using alcohol or drugs can make depression worse. Read More

  • Mental Health America (MHA)- Third-Party Link

    When your mental health is off, you want to get help to make it better. There is a range of treatments and supports. MHA can help. Read More

  • Beacon Health Options - Third-Party Link

    Beacon provides programs, services, and resources to help with your mental (behavioral) health. Explore tools that can help. Read More

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