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Parents’ guide to back-to-school screenings

vision screeningIt’s that time of year. As children head off to school every fall, they’ll undergo a series of health screenings. Massachusetts requires public schools to conduct the following screenings: body mass index (or BMI), vision, hearing and scoliosis.

Parents may have many questions:

  • When are children screened?
  • What’s normal? What’s not?
  • How should parents handle results?

Dr. Alexandra Epee-Bounya, from Boston Children’s Primary Care at Martha Eliot, reviews the ins and outs of various school screenings.

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