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Information about Meningitis

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Fight Flu and Germs

Fight Flu and Germs

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Good Nutrition Starts with YOU!

Good Nutrition Starts with YOU!       Did you know that Oklahoma child obesity rates have tripled since 1980? Oklahoma will spend more than any other state on obesity-attributable health care by . . .

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Facts on Fifth's

FACTS ON FIFTH DISEASE Fifth disease, which is especially common in kids between the ages of 5 and 15, usually produces a distinctive red rash on the face that makes a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." The rash then . . .

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Information for Parents about Pertussis

  Pertussis Information for Parents   Pertussis, a respiratory illness commonly known as whooping cough, is a contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. These bacteria attach to the . . .

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Seasonal Allergies

Ah-Chooo! Spring is here and so are Seasonal Allergies! Warmer weather, longer days, trees budding, flowers blooming—all signs that Spring is finally here. Unfortunately for many children and families, symptoms such as . . .

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About West Elementary Health Services

Welcome to Jenks West Elementary Health Services! The Nurse's Office is open from 8:15am every morning that school is in session. We remain open until 3:45 OR until the last bus leaves the Oval, whichever is later. The Nurse . . .

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Questions about RSV?

An RSV Fact Sheet from the Oklahoma Dept of Health

Public Health Fact Sheet What is respiratory syncytial virus? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory illness of childhood. RSV is the most common cause of pneumonia and of inflammation of small airways of the . . .

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Asthma

Asthma & Environmental Allergies More than 3 million children have asthma. It is the leading cause of school absences. Asthma is causing more hospitalization and deaths each year. Many families do not know if their children have . . .

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Coughs, Runny Noses and the Sniffles

Here’s what you should know :  most healthy children get at least 6 colds per year. Thankfully, this number diminishes by adolescence.  Cold viruses can live on toys, phones, doorknobs, toilet handles, tables and other . . .

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Leaves of Three...Let it Be!

Are you familiar with this expression? Chances are you or someone you know has suffered with the itchy rash caused by coming in contact with poison ivy or poison oak. With warmer weather finally here to stay, the green things in our . . .

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Medications at School

Mother Knows Best!

         Remember all those “momisms” we heard throughout our childhood? Turns out mom was right…at least about the following: Wear a coat and boots outside when the weather is . . .

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Nosebleeds

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Sun Safety Facts

Summer is just around the corner and the sun is really heating things up. Did you know that most children accumulate between 50% - 80% of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18?! As summer begins, time to arm yourself with . . .

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