-- Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Along with buying new
clothes and classroom supplies, parents need to think about health
and safety as they prepare their children to return to school.
"Please take the initiative now and protect the health of your kids this school year," Dr. Sandra Schneider, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a news release.
"Their time should be spent on learning, spending time with friends and extracurricular activities, not on trips to the emergency department because of something that could have been avoided," she added.
The ACEP suggests this safety checklist:
The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about
health problems at school.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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