Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College

(HealthDay News) -- Before sending your child to college, sure your teen is ready to take charge of his or her own health.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:

  • Visit the doctor to ensure your child is up to date on all vaccinations.
  • Find out how to coordinate health care between the doctor at home and the health center at school.
  • Make sure your child knows about how any health conditions are treated.
  • Prep your child about all medications, what they are for and any possible side effects.
  • Talk to your child about where to go at school if he or she feels sick.
  • Make sure your child understands how health insurance works.
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