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Kid's health: Common back-to-school illnesses and injuries
Aug 4, 2017 By admin

Kid's Health Going back to school can tax your kid's health. Catching up with old friends and make new ones can be an exciting time, but one that puts them back in close contact with one another — with a result no one looks forward to: illnesses and injuries. In the first few months of a new school year, there are lots of germs going around. They’re on desks, keyboards, in the classroom and on the playground where accidents also happen. Over time, your child will become immune to many infectious diseases. In the meantime, teach him to wash his hands well —and often. If your child does come down with a bug, keep him home from school until he’s fever-free for 24 hours without medicine. Common kid's health back-to-school illnesses and injuries include:

  • “Backpack-itis”: Overstuffed backpacks can cause head, neck and shoulder pain as well as lead to bad posture. Use your
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Preventive Medicine
Back-to-School Bugs & Beyond: Know Where to Go
Aug 4, 2017 By admin

Back to school bugsBack-to-school bugs mean your kids may soon be coming home sniffing, sneezing or showing other signs of battling a “bug”? Your kid’s classroom can be just the kind of enclosed space that makes a great breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to multiply and spread. According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) elementary school children catch eight to 12 colds or cases of flu each school year.

Back-to-School Bugs

Back-2-school brings kids back in touch with lots of other kids. It can be a stressful time even for kids who have the healthiest immune systems. Children returning to school may be exposed to:
  • Colds, cold sores, coughs
  • Pink eye
  • Stomach bugs
You can prepare your kids for battling any back to school bugs by strengthening their immune systems. Here’s how:
  • Get your kids back on a good sleep schedule
  • Boost diets with
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