Health tips for back-to-school season

Expert: Health tips for back-to-school season

Health official recommends vaccinations, checkups


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WEBVTT IF YOU HAVE AFTERNOON PLANS, KEEP THE UMBRELLA HANDY. MEGAN: THANK YOU. SUMMER VACATION IS OVER FOR SOME AND WINDING DOWN FOR OTHERS. BUT, IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY START TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. JOINING ME THIS MORNING IS DR. SUPRENANT. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. >> THANK YOU. MEGAN: THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT. PEOPLE GETTING INTO A NEW ROUTINE. FIRST UP, WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW? DR. SUPRENANT: KISS SHOULD GET A SCHOOL PHYSICAL INCLUDING UPDATE THEIR RECORDS AND STATE LAW REQUIRES THEY HAVE IMMUNIZATIONS UP TO DATE. AND WE RECOMMEND CHILDREN GET AN EYE EXAM. MEGAN: TALKING ABOUT THIS FROM A PHYSICAL YOU GET BY YOUR DOCTOR. IT IS MORE DETAIL ORIENTED AND MORE TESTS ARE DONE? DR. SUPRENANT: THAT IS CORRECT. THE SCHOOLS DO IT EVERY OTHER YEAR AND JUST CHECKING YOUR VISION AND EYE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WILL DO A COMPLETE EXAM. MAKE THEM A HOW DOES BUT I HEALTH HELP YOU GET READY FOR SCHOOL — MEGAN: HIGH — HOW DOES BOOK HEALTH HOPE YOU GET READY FOR SCHOOL? DR. SUPENANT: WE HAVE CASE MANAGERS WHO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK TO TALK. MEGAN: WHY DON’T WE TALK ABOUT VACCINATIONS FOR A QUICK SECOND BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME. WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN IT AND IT CAN CAUSE CONCERN IN A SCHOOL SYSTEM. WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT? DR. SUPRENANT: NOT JUST FOR THE CHILD GOING TO SCHOOL BUT THE WHOLE FAMILY. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE VACCINATED INCLUDING A FULL — A FLU SHOT. IT HELPS PREVENT THE SPREAD AND WILL HELP KEEP YOUR SCHOOL AND CHILD HEALTHY. MEGAN: IF YOU HAD IT TO GIVE TIPS TO GETTING BACK AND ROUTINE, GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP, THINGS THAT CAN HELP THE KIDS SUCCEED? DR. SUPRENANT: A FEW DAYS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS, REESTABLISH THE ROUTINE. GETTING TO BED EARLY, REESTABLISHING DIETARY HABITS SO IT IS LESS STRESSFUL WHEN SCHOOL STARTS. MEGAN: THANK YOU, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. FOR MORE HEALTH TIPS OR INFORMATION ABOUT BUCKEYE HEALTH PLAN, GO TO BUCKEYEHEALTHPLAN.COM/BACK2SCHOO BUCKEYEHEALTHPLAN.COM/

Expert: Health tips for back-to-school season

Health official recommends vaccinations, checkups


Health experts are offering health tips on how to keep children healthy during back-to-school season.

Dr. Suprenant from Buckeye Health Plan suggests taking children to the doctor for a checkup and vaccinations. He also recommends setting up an eye exam appointment.

Dr. Suprenant also said establishing routines days ahead of school starting is important to developing a healthy routine.

For more information, visit the provider’s website.

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