"Back to School Bingo" by CallCaroline
Family comes first, so we've prepared these tips to help make sure everyone has a happy and healthy start to the new school year...
"B" is for "Breeding Grounds Of Illness"
Children in large groups are breeding grounds for things that can make them--and you!--sick. Top three things to watch out for...
The most important thing your child can do to prevent illness is to wash their hands thoroughly, and frequently, with warm soapy water.
- Colds. Children typically have six to ten colds a year. If symptoms don't improve within a reasonable amount of time, see your doctor.
- Stomach Flu. This illness can lead to dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include excessive thirst, nausea, or vomiting, and usually last about 24-48 hours.
- Pink Eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, this inflammation of the eye can be highly contagious. Signs and symptoms of pink eye include redness and/or itchiness in one or both eyes, blurred vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light.
"I" is for "Insurance"
Your state (and every state in the U.S.) has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. For little or no cost, this insurance pays for:
For additional information, go to InsureKidsNow.gov's Your State's Program page or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.
- Doctor visits
- Prescription medicines
- Hospitalizations, and more.
"N" is for "Nutrition"
No matter your age, good nutrition is important--and choosing sensible portions helps keep your weight in a healthy range.
Different age groups have different caloric needs, and it can get pretty confusing.
For advice on how much to eat, see the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion's Dietary Guidelines For Americans and our own guide to Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle On A Budget.
"G" is for "Getting To And From School"
Whether they walk to school, ride the bus or travel by car, teach your kids these tips to make sure they get to and from school safely...
For statistics and other tips, see the various safety guides from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Never walk alone; always travel with a buddy.
- Do not play in the street while waiting for your ride or walking to or from school.
- Respect traffic lights and street signs.
- Carry your things in a bag or backpack; keep your hands free.
- Riding a bike? Wear a helmet.
"O" is for "Online Bingo!"
Besides winning free cash, there are many other reasons for playing online bingo at Gamesville.
Feeling stressed in real life? Looking for people to talk with? The community benefits of online games are recognized by medical professionals.
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