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Hockey Injuries

Hockey Injuries

The fast-pace, hard-hitting, and high-action intensity of hockey have made the sport more and more popular among American youngsters than ever before.

Hand and Finger Injuries

Hand and Finger Injuries

While injuries can occur in any sport, hand injuries can -- and do -- occur in almost all sports.

Healthy Eating on the Road

Healthy Eating on the Road

The days of struggling to find a balanced meal for kids while on the road with a traveling sports team are a thing of the past.

What Should I Do When My Child is Struggling in Sports?

What Should I Do When My Child is Struggling in Sports?

If your child is struggling in sports, what should you do? Should you talk to your child’s coach? Take extra time to practice with him or her? Or just plain let them quit?

Dealing with Difficult Coaches

Dealing with Difficult Coaches

When you send your kids off to softball or swimming, or any sport, you rely on their coach to teach them the skills they need to be successful. But every coach has his or her own coaching style, and in some instances it can counterproductive to success.

Prepare Your Child for Outdoor Winter Activities

Prepare Your Child for Outdoor Winter Activities

Fresh air and exercise is always a good idea, but in winter, it’s important to take precautions when sending your children outside to play or do sports.

Preventing Overuse Shoulder Injuries
Certain sports put young athletes at risk for shoulder injuries more than others.

Sports such as football, hockey, wrestling or rugby—simply because of the physicality and contact inherent in the sport—can put athletes at risk for traumatic injuries such as breaks, tears or...

Better sleep, better performance for your athlete
Children learn by example, and it seems they are taking on the poor sleeping habits of adults. Over the last two decades, national polls show that both adults and children are not getting recommended amounts of sleep.

For children, sleep deprivation can cause a number of behavioral and health issues, including poor athletic performance.

“Parents should be mindful of making adequate sleep opportunity for...

Distance Running
What to know if your child is interested in distance running

With the availability of video games, numerous television channels and the computer, kids today have plenty of reasons to stay inside. Despite these electronic temptations, more youngsters are...

Vaccinations: a Critical Part of Your Child Athlete’s Health
It’s good for the entire team -- and the community

Most parents trust their pediatricians to steer them in the right direction when it comes to vaccinations. Yet a small percentage resists having their children immunized.

“Giving vaccines...

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