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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Aches, Pains & Injuries

Broken Bones

Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Here's what to expect.

Buckle Fractures

A buckle or torus fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone.

Canker Sores

Many people regularly get bothersome canker sores in their mouths. Here's how to help prevent them - and make a kid who has one more comfortable.

Comminuted Fractures

A comminuted fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.

Concussions

Concussions are serious injuries that can be even more serious if kids don't get the time and rest needed to heal them completely.

Fainting

Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. Someone who has fainted will usually recover quickly.

Fevers

Fevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.

Going to the Emergency Room

Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.

Greenstick Fractures

A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.

Growing Pains

Does your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining of throbbing leg pain? It could be growing pains.