Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Over the past 20 years more children are participating in organized and recreational athletics. With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, […]

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What Should You Know About HFMD?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (cause by the coxsackie virus) is a viral infection that is most common in children under 5 years old, though anyone can get it. It is not considered a serious illness, but it is very contagious and tends to spread very quickly through schools and daycares. . What should I look for […]

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Be A Buddy, Not A Bully!

Bullying It’s Not Okay! BULLYING AFFECTS ALL CHILDREN There are 3 types of bullying: Physical, Verbal, and Social Bullying happens: Primarily at school and when adults are not watching through e-mail or instant messaging but, can happen at any time. TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT BULLYING Even if you do not think your child is […]

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Can you see what I see?

Give your eyes a screen-time break! Children spend more time than ever staring at digital screens—on computers, tablets, TVs, smartphones, and other devices. All that screen time can take a toll on children’s well being, including how their 👀 may feel. Staring at a screen for long stretches without taking breaks can cause symptoms such […]

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Scrub-A-Dub-Dub: Bath Time Safety.

How often do babies need a bath once they are home? Newborns do not need a bath every day. They rarely sweat or get dirty enough to need a full bath that often. Three baths per week during baby’s first year may be enough. Bathing more frequently can dry out your baby’s skin. Can my […]

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Safety Check: Car Seat Safety

Using a car seat correctly makes a big difference. Even the right seat for your child’s size must be used correctly to properly protect your child in a crash. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle that has a front passenger airbag. If the airbag inflates, it will hit […]

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