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School Nurses

Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measur...

Parents Think This School Policy Is Disgusting

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live ...

Asthma Shouldn't Kill -- Every School Needs a Nurse

John H. Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John H. Jackson

Trained to recognize when a student is in need of emergency care and to provide it, a health professional is a critical resource that no school should be without.

Helping Children With Asthma Often Means Thinking Outside the Box

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

For millions of children with asthma, thinking outside the box could mean the difference between staying in school and learning with friends or winding up in the emergency room.

Prevention First: A Physician's Prescription for Safer Schools

Robert Ross | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Robert Ross

There are no shortage of ideas on the subject, and the debate has been robust. But I'd argue that our national conversation has been missing one essential element: a physician's focus on prevention.

Weight Problems Plague Students During School Hours

Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

Besides the obvious health problems associated with obesity -- such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- overweight children often fa...

E.R. Visits: A Costly Band-Aid for Troubled Students

Richard Buery | Posted 06.24.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Faced with a shortage of resources, educators are increasingly calling 911 when children act out, resulting not only in costly emergency room visits, but a failure to treat the underlying behavioral disorder.

More School Nurses To Disappear With Education Budget Cuts

Posted 06.05.2011 | Education

Are American children facing an unsafe environment at school without adequate health services? This is the question raised in a recent article from P...