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health & safety topics

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

Splints

A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. They usually happen from repeating the same movement over and over.

When and Where to Get Medical Care

Should you head to the ER when your child is hurt or ill? What about an urgent care center? Different problems need different levels of care, and you have many options.