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If you've got kids, they've got cuts. No matter how often you tell them to be careful or not to do something, they'll continue to accumulate skinned knees and elbows. But which cuts will heal with a simple Band-Aid, and which will need stitches?

While it's not always obvious, here are some guidelines to follow as you try to decide between the bathroom medicine cabinet and the ER:

A cut needs stitches if it is:

07/25/2016 - 16:30
Tony DeFazio
Every day, under normal conditions, we all lose some body water through sweat, tears, urine, stools, and vapor from our breath.

These fluids, and the salts that they contain, are usually replaced by the foods and fluids in our diets.

06/22/2016 - 21:43
Lisa McDermott
A lot of people reminisce about the “good old days” when they were growing up. They played a variety of sports all year; fall was football and soccer season, winter was basketball and wrestling, and spring was for baseball and lacrosse.

Although every individual’s selection of chosen sports varies, the common theme of differentiation remains.

05/20/2016 - 15:35
KidSports Staff
Preventing Concussions a Priority for Allegheny Health Network Concussion Center

As a teacher or athletic director who works with student athletes – or someone that may have a child of your own who plays contact sports – here’s something you should be aware of.

02/10/2016 - 08:29
KidSports Staff
The sun is at its peak in the sky, which means it nearing the middle of summer and your kid is most likely outside.

There are many outdoor-related injuries that children endure in the summer months.

07/07/2015 - 12:36
Greg Zimmer
In pediatric sports medicine almost half of all injuries are due to overuse. This can be especially true in baseball. As kids train year-round for sports, now is a good time to prepare for this summer sport.

Q: My 11-year-old son is a pitcher on his baseball team. I’ve read about the rise in “Little League elbow.” How can my son keep his throwing arm healthy?

07/08/2013 - 14:31
KidSports Staff
Be prepared. During an emergency, those two simple words could possibly mean the difference between life and death.

Professional, college, and high school sports organizations dictate policies and practice procedures in case of emergency.

04/24/2013 - 08:28
Vee Matisko
Eye protection also should be a major concern for all athletes.

Proper protective eyewear could prevent thousands of eye injuries that children and adults suffer from every year.

12/29/2012 - 16:02
PSR Staff
When athletes become injured during games, the first responders are typically athletic trainers.

Although athletic trainers cannot formally diagnose injuries, they can administer first response, and educate athletes on injury prevention, rehabilitation and proper nutrition.

12/29/2012 - 15:56
Rachel Trunk
The number of adolescents participating in organized sports has increased over the last few decades. Today, 40 percent of all pediatric injuries are sports-related and estimates put this number at 4.4 million injuries per year.

One of the most common sports injuries children experience is to the knee. The knee is the largest joint in the human body and it is the most utilized joint in sports.

12/29/2012 - 14:37
Rachel Trunk
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