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Make sure your child is off to a healthy start

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Back-to-school checklist

Back-to-school time is a great time for your child’s yearly wellness exam. This exam is in addition to any sports physical, which can be helpful but might not be as thorough.

An annual wellness exam gives your child’s doctor a chance to check your child’s overall health, look for any emerging problems, answer questions and offer advice about staying healthy.

In addition, the doctor can make sure that your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. These immunizations can greatly reduce your child’s risk of serious illness, and schools may require kids to be vaccinated before they can attend.

Kids should also have regular

  • Hearing tests
  • Vision exams
  • Dental checkups

Back-to-school time is a great time to have these done to help make sure the kids are on track for a successful year ahead.