It’s easy to get caught up in summer fun when report cards, homework and exams seem so far away, but now is the time to schedule an appointment for your child’s back-to-school physical.
Nearly all schools require children ages 4-17 to undergo annual physicals, or “well-checks” that include immunizations and vision/hearing tests. These appointments are especially important if you have a young athlete who may encounter sports-specific issues and needs to learn about proper nutrition, exercise and rest.
Having annual physicals may also help your son or daughter establish a happy and healthy relationship with his or her primary care physician — should there be another reason to visit in the future.
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