School health offices busy for all the wrong reasons

Special to The Acorn

Part I of two parts

A staggering 250 students—10 percent of the Agoura High School student body—visit the health office on a normal day.
Surprisingly, just 2 percent are even ill and only about 1 percent are serious enough to be sent home.
School health offices function like a hospital emergency room.
School nurses are the first lines of defense for first aid and CPR (coronary pulmonary resuscitation). They detect health issues before most parents know they e...

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