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Summer 2010

Students with Allergies: Prepare for the Upcoming School Year

Is your child allergic to anything? Do they require medication in case of a reaction?


Parents – Don’t Forget your Homework this Summer: Immunize your Kids!

Each year, children across the country miss the first day of school because their immunization records are not up to date.


Help your Child Breathe Easy this Summer

When your child has asthma, it is important to remember to take some important steps to prevent asthma from interfering with his or her summer fun.


Water Safety for your School-age Child

Swimming and playing in water can give your child much pleasure and good exercise. But you must take steps to prevent your child from drowning.


What You Need to Know about Hyperthermia – aka Heat Stroke

Did you know that a child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's?

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Free Program Teaches Diabetes Prevention

The "Healthy Kids" program offers free diabetes-prevention classes for children ages five to 18 who are overweight or who have other risk factors for developing diabetes. Families who attend will receive information about healthy food choices, benefits of exercise and the importance of choosing a healthier lifestyle to prevent diabetes. Snacks and amazing prizes are also provided!

The program is FREE, but registration is required. Available in English and Spanish, classes are held at various locations around Austin including the East Communities YMCA, Rosewood-Zaragosa Clinic, Seton Kozmetsky Clinic, Seton McCarthy Clinic and Seton Topfer Clinic.

Please call
(512) 324-4911
for more information
or to register.

Watch for Safe Kids Austin on Fox 7 News!


Tune in to Fox 7's "Good Day Austin" on Monday mornings at 8:30 to watch Tareka Wheeler, Safe Kids Austin coordinator at Dell Children's Medical Center, discuss a variety of topics that help parents keep their kids safe and healthy. The segments include poison prevention, home safety, underage drinking, bike safety and drowning prevention just to name a few.

Be sure to watch Safe Kids Austin on Fox 7's "Good Day Austin," every Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Good Health for Kids is produced by Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
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