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"Back to school time is an important [opportunity] to talk to your kids about good hand hygiene," says Dr. Alva Roche Green, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, children who've been taught hand-washing at school often teach their parents and siblings as…

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The partial solar eclipse that will make its way through the morning sky on Monday is getting closer by the minute. In preparation of the event, and to ask for potential viewing tips of the phenomenon we asked Vincent Tobin of Allan Hancock College to share any information he has of the ecli…

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You might have a check of your student’s vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue may face both academic and social struggles.

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Before the start of the school year, many kids get physical exams. Dr. Alva Roche-Green, a family medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, says yearly visits to your health care provider help make sure your child is healthy and ready to learn.

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Release muscles you might not know are tight with this DIY massage. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips from the Mayo Clinic App: http://mayocl.in/2tbMb57

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Get a high-intensity jump-rope workout—without the rope. Rev up your heart rate, burn calories and build agility. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips from the Mayo Clinic App: http://mayocl.in/2tbMb57