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Let schools do it! Helping schools find a role in cancer prevention.
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PMID:  23601617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Health, in its purest sense, is not the primary mission of the nation's K-12 schools, so why should schools feel obligated to address cancer education? The nation's educators are under tremendous pressure to prepare students to pass tests in English language arts and mathematics. As a result, health education and physical education are often assigned third-class status in many of the nation's schools, despite numerous studies supporting the connection between health and academic achievement. Is there a place for cancer prevention education in today's K-12 schools? This commentary explores existing structures that affect cancer prevention education and offers suggestions to improve K-12 health education initiatives.
Linda L Morse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1879-1972     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102136     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
American School Health Association, Bethesda, Maryland. Electronic address:
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