Starting The School Year Off Right
By Megan McCannHealth and Wellness August 08, 2012
With the calendar turning to August, kids are taking advantage of their last days of summer vacation. In just a few short weeks, school bells will ring again, young adults will depart for college and student athletes will head back to practice. While the start of the school year is an exciting time, the change in routine can also bring on health issues if students don’t prepare properly. As parents ready their kids, they should make health a priority to start the school year off right. Northwestern Memorial physicians Rahul Khare, MD, and Michael Terry, MD, recently joined the Chicago Public Radio program Eight Forty-Eight for a discussion on back-to-school health and safety for student athletes.
Listen to the segment on the WBEZ 91.5 Chicago to hear Dr. Khare and Dr. Terry's tips for keeping kids healthy this school year.