Autumn signals a return to football tailgates, closed-toed shoes, jackets, and of course, school. If your child is due for a back-to-school physical, you may be wondering what exactly this exam involves and why it’s so important. The details of a back-to-school physical can vary based on your child’s age, overall health, and whether they’re playing sports. Generally speaking, though,
Where Can I Get a Sports Physical? So, you or your child requires a sports physical to participate in organized athletics. Where should you turn to receive this important physical exam? You have a few options, including: Orthopedic clinics Primary care centers Urgent care centers Urgent care centers are ideal for athletes who need a quick and convenient solution, as
When it comes to receiving the medical care you need, you have a few choices: You can reach for a first aid kit and attempt to remedy the problem at home. But, what if the injury or illness is beyond your expertise to treat? You can call your family doctor. But, what if it’s after hours and you can’t wait
The summer months are in swing in College Park, which means that eager University of Maryland students are getting ready for those summer classes to help them get ahead, or to enrich the long days of the warmest season. Of course, this also means that your young scholar will need a school physical, and this happens to be one of the
Some kids love going back to school after a long summer vacation. For others, the idea of returning to school brings a rush of anxiety and fear. No matter what their outlook is, it’s important to keep an eye on the mental health of every child when a new school year starts. Mental health is just as important for your
The start of a new school year is the perfect time to brush up on safety tips and healthy habits for your kids—and you!