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Back to School Wellness

Back to School Wellness
September 5, 2014 Melissa Bauman

Elementary school girl celebrating her healthy lunch

“Did you remember your lunch money?”

“Did you do your homework?”

“Do you remember when your classroom is?”

It’s that time of the year again: back to school. Along with the new pencils and new teachers and new friends comes new germs. Urgent Care for Kids is proud to partner with local schools to ensure all of our kiddos are safe and healthy!

This week, Urgent Care for Kids pediatrician Dr. Luu was featured on Houston Mom’s Blog. She gave her best advice to parents and teachers on how to keep children from getting sick when they go back to school…

Live a healthy lifestyle

“Parents can keep their kids healthy by making sure that their children eat a balanced diet and that they get enough sleep.  Exercise is also important in their daily routine,” Says Dr. Luu. Need some tips for healthy food? Check out this blog post!

Stay up to date

Don’t forget to have regular check-ups with your pediatrician. It’s also important to stay up to date with immunizations.

Practice good hygiene

It seems basic, but remind your little ones to cover their cough with the inside of their elbow, wash their hands, don’t share utensils, and don’t put their hands in their mouth! Also, if your kiddo is sick, keep them home. The stomach bug can spread like wildfire, so putting it out early is crucial! Other parents with thank you.

Prepare for flu season early

Speaking of stomach bugs, it’s not too early to start thinking about those flu shots. It might still feel like summer, but flu season is just around the corner.

“It is almost flu season again.  Get your flu shots or Flumists early, in September or October, so that your body has enough time to build up immunity to the virus before the flu season hits,” Dr. Luu said.

Read the full article here! And if you’re interested in having Urgent Care for Kids visit your local school or host a pediatric flu shot drive, reach out to your local marketing director. Their contact information can be found at urgentcareforkids.com/contact.

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