Back To School Health Check - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Back To School Health Check

With the kids at home for summer break and school not starting for about another month, now is the best time for them to head into the doctor's office for their physical exam.

"The kids are out of school, so they have more time and parents too have time to bring them in to get their physicals," said PNP at the Community Healthcare Center, Corine Doho.

The last minute, back-to-school rush, isn't the only reason to bring your kids into the doctor's office for school physicals.

"If it's discovered that your child has some kind of illness, maybe you can take care of it so that they can be able to participate in sports.  It's a lot of advantages for getting it early," said Doho.

A physical consists of two parts.  The first part of the physical is the detailed medical history.  The second part of the physical is the exam that checks a child's height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate.

A physical exam is good for an entire year.  For student athletes, in addition to the exam, stretching exercises and injury prevention will be discussed.

"We're really putting it out there to let the parents know that they need to be proactive in taking care of this early enough," said Doho.

Participating in sports and extracurricular activities is a fun and good way to keep kids active, but getting them an early physical before August 25th, will help better detect future issues.

To make your child an appointment at the Community Healthcare Center, call (940)-766-6306.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6
  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Dazzling up the Downtown Skyline

    Dazzling up the Downtown Skyline

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:22:39 GMT
    Lights shine bright on Big Blue downtownLights shine bright on Big Blue downtown
    WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – The future of downtown Wichita Falls might not be the only thing getting brighter. Soon, the skyline could be brightened as well. It’s all part of a vision Wichita Falls Mayor, Stephen Santellana hopes he can bring to life. That dream is slowly becoming a reality. Recently, Big Blue, one of downtowns most iconic structures has jumped on board, lighting the downtown skyline with bold blue lights. Chamber of Commerce President, Henry Flor...
    WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – The future of downtown Wichita Falls might not be the only thing getting brighter. Soon, the skyline could be brightened as well. It’s all part of a vision Wichita Falls Mayor, Stephen Santellana hopes he can bring to life. That dream is slowly becoming a reality. Recently, Big Blue, one of downtowns most iconic structures has jumped on board, lighting the downtown skyline with bold blue lights. Chamber of Commerce President, Henry Flor...
  • 4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

    4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:11:30 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:11:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A Sacramento City Police officer, center, carries a bag that was brought from the home where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A Sacramento City Police officer, center, carries a bag that was brought from the home where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco.

    Police say they found four people dead in a Sacramento home.

    Police say they found four people dead in a Sacramento home.

  • Wichita Falls Health District trying to change bad health habits

    Wichita Falls Health District trying to change bad health habits

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:43:38 GMT

    Several health organizations, including Wichita Falls Health District, are all part of the Healthiest City Challenge. They released several billboard ads and commercials bringing awareness on how to better one's health. 

    Several health organizations, including Wichita Falls Health District, are all part of the Healthiest City Challenge. They released several billboard ads and commercials bringing awareness on how to better one's health. 

Powered by Frankly