Back to School Health Insight

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Back to School Health Insight

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It's Time for School Again!

School bells are ringing again for children everywhere. Whether it's backpacks, lunches or the stress of beginning or returning to school, you'll find it all here in our Back-to-School Health Insight.

Features from Intelihealth and Harvard Medical School

 
Back-to-School Safety Tips
Help your child get ready for school by following these tips, adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
Getting a Handle on Homework
Your children need to do the work, but your guidance can help them be successful.
 
Are You Up-to-Date?
Does your child have all required vaccinations? Before school begins, check our list.
 
Preventing Colds and Flu
School exposes your children to infections as well as learning. Here's how to protect them.
 
Sending Your Child to Preschool
Here's some advice on how to decide if preschool is right for your child.
 
Sending Your Child to Kindergarten
Consider when you want to send your child to kindergarten.
 
Sending Your Child to Middle School
Help your preteen navigate this important transition smoothly.
 
The Importance of Reading to Your Child
One of the most important things we can do to help our children succeed in school is simple, fun, and not expensive -- read to them every day, starting when they are just babies.
 
Sending Your Child to College
It can be a big change when your teen takes this step toward independence. We offer tips for a smooth transition.
 
School Lunches
Learn how to make lunch a nutritious meal for your child.
 
School Problems
Be aware of school problems your child may experience.
 
Sleep
Make sure your adolescent gets enough sleep.
 
How Safe Is Your School?
Safety in schools means more than security cameras and metal detectors. It also means thinking about other potential dangers, such as food allergies, indoor air quality and obesity.
 
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Learn how to identify and deal with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
 
Learning Disabilities
Find out if a disability may be causing problems for your child in the classroom.
 
Bullying
Find out what to do if your child is exposed to bullying.
 
Safe Sweating on the Field
Help your child to avoid heat-related illness during sports practices and games.
 
 
 
 
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Last updated August 26, 2014


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