AKRON, Ohio - As part of newsnet5.com's comprehensive back-to-school news coverage, we talked at length with Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrician Dr. Cooper White regarding a variety of student health and welfare issues.
Dr. White is the Director of Akron Children's Hospital Locust Pediatric Care Group and has practiced pediatric medicine since 1981.
He suggests parents begin preparing children to resume schooling several weeks in advance, offering suggestions on how to make the transition from summer vacation back to the classroom as easy as possible.
He specifically addressed issues like sleep schedules, anxiety, immunizations and physical exams. Click on the posted video segments to hear Dr. White's recommendations.