- Sit down with your
children at least once a week to check the progress of summer
reading lists and math packets. Regular math and literacy practice
keeps kids' minds fresh and prevents stressful cramming at the end
of the summer.
- Almost a quarter of sun damage
occurs before age 18. Be sure to arm your camper with SPF to
protect them from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Apply sunscreen at
least 30 minutes before stepping into the sun, and every two hours
- Healthy bones and joints
start with happy feet. When picking the best sneakers for your
children, make sure they're equipped with ample arch support and at
least a thumb's width of wiggle room at the toe.
For school, camp and sports
Today, in support of local youth, sports, and education,
MedExpress Urgent Care is offering $20 Sports Physicals.* Physicals
can be obtained 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. No appointment
necessary...just walk in!
What to Expect at Your Physical
Sports, school and camp physicals have two main parts:
- Height, weight, blood pressure and pulse
- Heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat
- Posture, joints, strength and flexibility
- Serious illnesses among other family members
- Past illnesses, injuries, hospitalizations and surgeries
- Whether you've passed out, felt dizzy, had chest pain, or
strained breathing during exercise
- Any medications you are on
Now You're On The Team
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), more than 38 million children and adolescents
participate in organized sports in the United States each year.
While there are numerous physical and social benefits to
participation in sporting events, there is also the risk of having
a sports-related injury. In fact, sports-related musculo-skeletal
injuries are the single most common cause of injury-related primary
care office visits.
The vast majority of sports-related injuries are from overuse
and strains. Areas of the body that are particularly susceptible
are the ankles, knees, shoulders, and elbows.
* Valid at any MedExpress location. Does not
include any ancillary services or tests that may be required. Valid
for 1st through 12th grade and traditional undergraduate college
students. Price is subject to change.