Stay Healthy This School Year

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Let’s be honest, with so many children around yours, there’s bound to be some kind of risk of illness being spread at school. Here are some steps you can take to help your children avoid getting sick and missing school:

  • Get proper amounts of sleep – The less your child sleeps, the weaker their immune system. Sleep can also improve their focus.
  • Avoid sharing drinks and food – If your child shares food or drinks, it increases the risk of spreading illnesses.
  • Cover your cough – When a child coughs, or sneezes, they should cover their mouth. This prevents germs from becoming airborne.
  • Wash your hands – One of the most important ways to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. This can get rid of germs on the hands, limiting the spreading of illnesses.

There are various other ways to help your child stay healthy throughout the school year, including a healthy diet, exercise, and keeping their hands away from their mouths. If your child does get sick, you want to have the best care to provide the treatment they need. Our family medicine physicians can help make sure your child stays as healthy as possible!

Saint Francis Healthcare has been around since 1924, providing patients with services and care of the highest quality. We are here when you need us most, always serving as a compassionate and transforming healing presence.

If your child is sick, contact the physicians in Family Medicine at Saint Francis Healthcare.

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