Letters: Feb. 11, 2002

How to Keep the Doctor Away

"As we teach children to read and add at a young age, so should we teach them the values and methods of a healthy lifestyle." JOE HERZOG Fresno, Calif.

Kudos for your special report [STAYING HEALTHY, Jan. 21]. As a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, I am constantly preaching to families that the real trick to not getting sick is eating healthy, getting vaccinated and exercising. If we can get more kids and their families to follow this advice, the next generation of adults will be healthier. KATHY FERTIG Santa Fe, N.M.

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