Navigation Links
NBA and WNBA Help Teens Take Their Best Shot at Health With New Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign
Date:2/23/2009

- NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Three-Time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie Urge Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated -

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), in collaboration with the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) and sanofi pasteur (the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group), today announced the launch of Vaccines for Teens, a national multimedia campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.

Vaccines for Teens tipped off today at an event at Cordova Primary School in Phoenix, Arizona with Grant Hill, a seven-time NBA All-Star and member of the Phoenix Suns, who will serve as a spokesperson for the campaign. Hill, who will appear in the nationally broadcast public service announcement (PSA), was on hand for a special screening of the initiative's first PSA. The PSA will debut nationally during the Friday, February 27 broadcast of the Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic game on ESPN at 7:00 pm EST.

Along with the PSA featuring Hill, a version featuring Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie will also air nationally while Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton and NBA Legend and Hall of Famer George Gervin will appear in PSAs that will be distributed in Detroit and San Antonio areas respectively.

"Just like on the basketball court, when it comes to protecting teen health, the best offense is a good defense," said Grant Hill, national Vaccines for Teens spokesperson and Phoenix Suns guard. "Vaccination is an easy way to help teens grow into healthy adults, so our hope is that parents will speak with their child's health-care provider about immunization."

Teens are at risk for meningococcal disease, influenza, and whooping cough, which can spread
'/>"/>

SOURCE NBA Cares
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. New iPod listening study shows surprising behavior of teens
2. HensonFuerst Invites North Carolina Teens to Make Their Directorial Debuts
3. Tyler Perry Donates $110K to Covenant House Keeping Atlanta Teens off the Street
4. Teens with cancer present unique psychological issues
5. Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens, Study Says
6. American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote
7. Heavy marijuana use may damage developing brain in teens, young adults
8. Teens Divulge Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites
9. Car Key Device Jams Teens Cell Phones
10. Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles
11. Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests ... to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and ... Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 ... affect women after menopause, since they then face a ... findings suggest women who exhibit moderate or severe menopausal ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Traveling through the same U.S. ... to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating ... report shows. "The exposures in this report were ... an international terminal, highlighting the fact that measles is ... an infectious disease specialist at the U.S. Centers for ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dr. Myo Nwe is the co-author of a ... Future” and co-founder of the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center ... a broad look at the industry of weight loss, and ... On film and in television shows, however, she says the ... aspects and played for basic laughs, which she believes impacts ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 A group ... Center for Longevity, today, in reaction to a recent statement ... science of brain training and derogated the efficacy of all ... they agreed with the parts of the center’s statement critical ... believed the center had also overstated its case, in a ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Project Veritas is ... brought videos of MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan ... James O’Keefe conducted the interview, which is being distributed ... there was intentional mislabeling in the Affordable Care Act ... bill: A two-hundred-and-fifty billion dollar per year tax grab. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study 2Health News:Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles 2Health News:Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles 3Health News:Obesity Should Not Be a Hollywood Punchline, Weight Loss Doc Says 2Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 2Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 3Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 4Health News:Project Veritas: James O’Keefe Interviews the Man Who Discovered Jonathan Gruber Videos 2
... activity, and it is the kind of music but the ... ,The findings, published ahead of print in Heart, are based ... men and women, taken before and while they listened to ... were trained musicians, who had been playing instruments for at ...
... to provide protection against lung cancer, according to the ... be responsible are plant-derived compounds known as phytoestrogens found ... fruits and vegetables, the report from the University of ... compounds have been shown to have a protective effect ...
... protein has helped bald mice to get fur on the ... men., ,Catherine C. Thompson and colleagues at Johns Hopkins ... as Hairless, which encodes a protein that is essential for ... mutations in the Hairless gene, hair growth is initially normal. ...
... Anbumani Ramadoss today fired another salvo at Medical Council of India ... of mafias over such a regulatory body was // a ... body and the government has no say in its functioning. What ... ,He said a cleansing process of the councils was ...
... living with HIV/AIDS in Manipur have hope at hand ... specialised clinics for their care and treatment//.,The Nobel prize-winning ... signed a memorandum of understanding with the Manipur government ... HIV/AIDS. ,The Dutch chapter of the MSF ...
... suffer from osteoporosis from loss of bone mass, there may ... shows that it can help improve bone mass in women ... of the principal recommendations for preventing and treating the loss ... isn’t always possible, particularly for the frail., ,An experimental ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Taking Music Lesson To Reduce Stress 2Health News:Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... steadily, which has resulted in fueling the overall ... main purpose of these dermatology devices is to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Capnia, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPN ), ... on its proprietary Sensalyze™ Technology Platform for precision ... for the third quarter and nine months ended ... of our initial public offering (IPO), we are ... CoSense® commercial launch," said Anish Bhatnagar, M.D., Chief ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Since last ... the site now known as the leading online black ... seen explosive growth in its offering of drugs and ... Alliance show the takedowns did succeed in lowering the ... last review of the markets in August. But some ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 2Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 3
... Mass., May 9, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... international launch of its Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle, ... malignancies in organs adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract.  The ... earlier this year and is being marketed in the ...
... Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR ... the position of vice president of legal affairs. ... stage biopharmaceutical company, Elona,s legal, regulatory and business expertise will ... Katkin, president and CEO of Avanir. "The executive team and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Begins U.S. and International Launch of Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle 2Boston Scientific Begins U.S. and International Launch of Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle 3Boston Scientific Begins U.S. and International Launch of Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle 4Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Elona Kogan, Esq. as Vice President of Legal Affairs 2
... Medtronic Ophthalmics offers the most comprehensive ... Eraser Instruments for Cataract incision, Glaucoma ... discrete coagulation is achieved with minimal ... necrosis. Straight eraser styles are available ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship have ... in the world. Ocutek now ... Only holders of the coveted ... eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified to ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship ... instrumentation in the world. Ocutek ... you! Only holders of the ... and eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship ... instrumentation in the world. Ocutek ... you! Only holders of the ... and eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified ...
Medicine Products: