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When Does a Cut Require Stitches?

When Does a Cut Require Stitches?

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?

Nutrition: What to eat on a hot day

Nutrition: What to eat on a hot day

As the weather gets warmer, your kids will likely find themselves outdoors in the heat for long periods of time. One of the most important aspects to prepare your child for a day out in the heat is their diet.

Choosing A Hockey Program

Choosing A Hockey Program

When looking for a skating/hockey program for your child, there are some important things to consider regarding what they’ll be learning.

Heart vs. Skill: How maximum effort yields maximum results

Heart vs. Skill: How maximum effort yields maximum results

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” - NBA player Kevin Durant

Student-Athlete Profile: Pitt's Jordan Whitehead

Student-Athlete Profile: Pitt's Jordan Whitehead

By now, most local football fans are familiar with Jordan Whitehead’s accomplishments on the football field.

Preventing Dehydration

Preventing Dehydration

Every day, under normal conditions, we all lose some body water through sweat, tears, urine, stools, and vapor from our breath.

Swimming Safety
Every year, almost 100,000 swimming-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Swimming is the most popular summer pastime for kids, and with a little knowledge, most of these injuries can be prevented.

Here are some things to keep in mind as the summer...

Staying Sharp in the Summer
It is no secret that kids are seldom at their strongest academically during the summer. Even top students can lose ground from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next.

Struggling students, meanwhile, can find themselves months behind once the new school year starts. This is particularly true in subjects like math, science and reading. Teachers regularly must re-...

Street Smarts
Games commonly found on mobile devices and larger consoles nowadays usually revolve around violence, entertainment, or some combination of mindless activity and often inappropriate content.

Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and the violent Call of Duty series or Halo are among the most popular for people of all ages, especially teens.  

Despite age...

PA CYBER STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILE: Lukas and Nathan Halahan
Earlier this year, 300 youth bicycle riders from all over the country converged in Pittsburgh for an event called Next Generation Jam.

The hundreds of riders have nationally sponsored BMX riders Lukas and Nathan Halahan to thank – and, indirectly, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.

“It’s because of PA Cyber that the...

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