The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new stamp to promote children’s health this week during ceremonies in Waterloo and Des Moines. Jeanie McReynolds, a spokeswoman for the postal service, says the stamp is part of the agency’s effort to promote social awareness. It’s a 37-cent stamp for use on all first-class mailings. McReynolds says it’s very colorful and features the silhouettes of a doctor listening to a child’s heart with a stethoscope and it reads “Child Health” along the side. She says a major part of children’s health care is prevention and all children deserve adequate health care, adding, adult diseases like diabetes and hypertension often start in childhood. McReynolds says “Keeping children safe and keeping them healthy really does care for our future.” The sheet of stamps contains several themes, including: car seats each time, regular medical checkups, balanced diet and exercise. To learn more, surf to “www.usps.gov”.
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