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Kleist Health Education Center Now Offers Free "KidsHealth" Web Site
4/4/2003

FORT MYERS, FL - The National Association of Health Education Centers recently recognized Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kleist Health Education Center for being its first member to offer “KidsHealth” free through the Center’s FGCU Web site at www.fgcu.edu/khec to provide parents, teachers, teens and kids everywhere with accurate, current health information families can use.

Accredited by the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from pre-birth through adolescence.

The HealthSearch portion of the site features a series of 15 questions that teachers can use for class homework assignments. All of the answers can be found by searching the KidsHealth site, which reinforces the teaching mission of the Kleist Health Education Center and the partnership between the Center and the schools to create a health community.

In addition, KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens and parents with thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games and resources developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

A team of top-notch editors and medical reviewers develops a wide array of topics about medical, emotional and developmental issues of children and their families.

KidsHealth says the content on the site is equivalent to a 25-volume encyclopedia and continues to grow every week.

Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995.

For more information, contact Nancy Metzger at (239) 590-7459 or nmetzger@fgcu.edu .

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