Back-to-School Health Tips from the Healthcare Scoop

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Find and share tips for keeping kids healthy throughout the year on The Healthcare Scoop

We all cringe a little when the first back-to-school ads start playing on television

Between the last trip to the beach and back-to-school shopping, don't forget to schedule the kids' regular doctor's appointment, and visit The Healthcare Scoop for basic back-to-school tips on keeping children healthy and learning throughout the year.

"We all cringe a little when the first back-to-school ads start playing on television," said Dr. David Miller with Southdale Pediatrics in Edina, Minn. "But August is an important time to bring children to the doctor for their general physical. By visiting a physician before school starts, parents can make sure their kids are ready for their first day of class.

"There are several simple things parents can do to prepare their children for a healthy school year. Make sure prescriptions for glasses are up-to-date and get backpacks with proper support. With younger children, go over proper hand washing techniques to prevent the spread of colds. It's also important to keep our children safe by reviewing stranger awareness tips and road safety rules for kids walking to school or waiting for the school bus."

Consumer Story
Looking for more tips or other parents' experiences with their children's doctor or pediatrician? A parent in Elk River, Minn. shared their experience on The Healthcare Scoop: "Dr. Rabe is a fantastic pediatrician who has always put us at ease and made us feel like we are doing an amazing job as parents ... even when we feel like we're failing. He takes a LOT of time with us and never seems to be in a rush. We also spend a lot of time laughing, which I love!"

Join the conversation today at http://www.thehealthcarescoop.com.

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The Healthcare Scoop is a free online forum for consumers to share real-life healthcare experiences with other consumers and medical professionals in an effort to help individuals make informed, "best-fit" healthcare decisions. Care Delivery Management, Inc., dba Consumer Aware based in Eagan, Minn. sponsors The Healthcare Scoop.

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