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Staying healthy for the new school year


August 23, 2018

Illustration by Tawney Flores

With another school year kicking off, a common concern for parents, teachers, and school staff is keeping children healthy. Being in a classroom environment, there are always concerns that one kid getting sick will lead to several kids getting sick.

Dr. Buck Bania, with the SEARHC AICS clinic, listed some common "back to school" sicknesses people should be aware of, and common ways to prevent/cure them. The best way to avoid getting sick in school is to avoid germs as much as possible

"It's hand washing, hand washing, hand washing," Bania said.

He also recommended that kids stop picking th...

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