When is your child too sick to go to school?

"If they're too sick to concentrate on school, what's the point of going,'" says Dr. Sarah Mulder with the Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic in Traverse City.

It happens all of the time. You


or your child

, wake up with

a sore throat, a cough or a slight fever. You think you can tough it out and go to wor


, but by going to work or sending your child to school, you could be doing more harm than good.




one of the questions I get most often

," says Mulder. "There are certain times we know that you or your child shouldn't be at school or at work."

To learn about when to call in, or let your child stay home, click on the video above.

If you missed last week's House Call, we talked about the "5-2-1-0" plan to outrun childhood obesity. Click HERE to learn more.

For more information on Traverse Area Pediatric & Adolescent clinic click HERE or call 231-421-8099.