Summer Time Thoughts

Summertime is a great time to plan your visit to both the doctor and dentist. If your student requires any medication to be given during school hours, please make sure to get your doctor's signature (with the parent/guardian signature) on the Authorization to Give Medication at School form.

Bring this form along with the medication in its original bottle, with students name, prescribing practitioner and dosage, to the school the first week of school so that it can added to the medication schedule and placed into the medication cabinet.

****Students may not carry medication to or from school, it must be brought in, and checked out, by a parent or guardian.













Healthy Eating Links


Lice
ABSTRACT: Head lice infestation is associated with a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. This statement attempts to clarify issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and makes recommendations for dealing with head lice in the school setting.


Sports Concussions

Sports concussions can be a serious health problem. They require early identification, careful evaluation and specialized management before a child or teen can return to play.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that as many as 3.8 million sports and recreation–related concussions happen each year in the U.S. Almost 50% of these injuries go undiagnosed. Young athletes who return to play too soon after a concussion are at risk for additional brain injury. This can result in prolonged symptoms, permanent mental and physical disabilities or death. Please check out these links:

KEEPING KIDS IN THE GAME (video)

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/videos/keeping-young-athletes-in-the-game/

Children's Hospital Sports Concussion Program

Sport Concussion in High School (CDC)


Tanning Beds

Seattle Children's pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson comments on the AAP’s new recommendations that governments ban minors' access to tanning salons.
      Learn more: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/videos/healthlink-teen-tanning-beds/



FLU

FLU
-- definition; an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease 
Excerpt: Natural remedies for the flu, such as vitamins, herbs and homeopathy, can treat and prevent the flu and norovirus. Flu viruses have acquired a "high level of resistance" to the flu vaccine, other remedies and preventive treatments for this year's flu season are advised. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's own studies showed that they believe the flu vaccine to be only 16 to 63 percent effective against the flu. This is the same percentages as those who do not have the flu shot.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038701_flu_prevention_shot_alternatives.html#ixzz2IMS4aTc4



Safety on the Slopes  









How to Prevent Norovirus Infection

Noroviruses spread through contaminated water and foods, and  from person to person, and cause gastroenteritis, food infection, food poisoning, and acute nonbacterialgastroenteritis.  READ MORE: http://www.multicare.org/home/news/article/how-to-prevent-norovirus-infection