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Pediatric practices keep kids on schedule for well-child checkups

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Pediatric practices are using new tools, including text messages, to help ensure parents bring their children in for well-child visits, particularly in their first three years of childhood. It’s a challenge for pediatric practices to get parents to follow the recommended schedule for well-child visits and screenings, which includes about a dozen appointments during those critical developmental years before children turn 3, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Pediatricians are improving adherence to that schedule with text messages that remind parents about checkups and provide age-specific health messages, the report said.

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