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.