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Fall 2010

Germs at School: 4 Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy

Even though flu season is not here yet, now is the time to start thinking about flu prevention practices.


Asthma and the Flu

Respiratory infections, such as the flu, can trigger an asthma attack for your child. Flu shots are the first step you can take to ensure your child is protected from the flu.


AISD Updates Lice Prevention, Control and Treatment Protocol

In July 2010, AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations and guidelines for schools to follow regarding head lice.


Optional Accident Insurance Now Available for AISD Students

For the 2010-11 school year, the Austin Independent School District is working with Student Assurance Services to offer Optional Student Accident Insurance.


Riding the Bus

For more than 1 million Texas students, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus.

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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.

Join in the Fun!
Dell Children's 5K and Family Fun Fair

The Home Team Circle of Friends, together with Austin Retina Associates, presents the second-annual Dell Children's 5K and Family Fun Fair on Oct. 8.

Make plans to come out, have some fun with your favorite pediatrician and run or walk in support of Dell Children's Medical Center.

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