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Should Schools Close During Bad Flu Outbreaks?

A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER.

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Maine School Insurance Data Lawsuit Dropped

The Maine Education Association has dropped its lawsuit targeting a law requiring insurers, health maintenance organizations and other medical service organizations to provide information concerning a school unit’s insurance claims history.

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NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills to Students — Without Telling Parents

The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 New York high schools, The Post has learned.

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Return-to-Work Program Avoids Myths

Schools Should Prepare for Allergies

In a typical classroom of 20 children, one is likely to have a food allergy that could cause a severe reaction. And one in six children with a food allergy will have his or her first allergic reaction at school.

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Making Skin Cancer Awareness a Priority in Schools

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N.H. law to emphasize concussion safety in schools

Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions.

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McAllen school district keeping physical education alive

While many schools across the country are doing away with physical education, the McAllen School District is putting a bigger emphasis on this subject.

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Hospital, School District Team up to Prevent Concussions

High school football season is just weeks away, and Monday marked the first day of practice in pads for many schools. However, those added layers mean teams are increasing the level of rough play, and the possible injuries that could follow.

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