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PHOENIX (Aug. 7, 2017) – As one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care providers, Banner Health provides medical care for children of all grade levels from pre-school to college-aged students.

What are the hot health topics for the 2017/2018 school year? We can provide clinical experts on a wide range of back-to-school subjects. Take a look at what is trending advice among Banner experts:

  • Head’s up: Remind your kids-- don’t spread lice through selfies!

  • Snacktastic!: Healthy and easy snacks for kids (and adults) that can be made in advance or after school, or added to school lunches.

  • It’s the law: HB2134 is in effect and children can now bring sunscreen to school in the Valley of the Sun. Info on how to teach your child to apply their own sunscreen.

  • Sports physicals: Banner Urgent Care locations and Banner Concussion Center make sports physicals easy with a back-to-school $25 deal.

  • Too much energy: Beware of caffeine overconsumption through coffee and energy drinks. It’s not just college students anymore. It can be dangerous for kids.

  • Be strong: How kids can stand up to peer pressure and bullying with the right advice from adults.

  • Get some ZZZ’s: Switching from the summer sleeping schedule can be disruptive to the whole family. Tips on how to make the transition.

  • Back into the swing: Is your child wearing a backpack correctly? Is it too heavy? Protect your child’s spine with tips from a pediatric injury prevention coordinator.

  • Med check: What are the emergency meds the school nurse should have on hand for your child?

  • Managing the classroom with ADHD/ADD: When is it time to enroll in a specialized school?

  • Quick Care: Banner opened stop-in clinics at Safeway stores in Phoenix and Tucson in August. Care for your child’s back-to-school illness is now as close as your neighborhood grocery store. Learn more about Banner Quick Care.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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