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To ensure that students of all ages head back to school in the best possible health, the nation's emergency physicians are advising parents and guardians to go through a back-to-school health checklist.
"Many emergency physicians are also parents and understand the stresses of getting kids ready for the new school year," said Dr. David Seaberg, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Clothes, books and school supplies are certainly important, but nothing is more important than making sure your child's health is in check and all of the necessary forms and information are organized and easily available to those who need it."About 50 million students will head to public and secondary schools this fall, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Here is the checklist:
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
This article is courtesy of ACEP and EmergencyCareforYou.com.
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