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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.

Exercise Safety

A to Z: Head Injury

Learn more about head injuries (head trauma).

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears

ACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.

Bike Safety

Bike riding is a great way to get exercise and share time as a family. But there's an important factor that you need to consider - safety.

Burners and Stingers

Burners (or stingers) are injuries to the nerve network in the shoulder, arm, forearm, hand, and fingers. They're pretty common in sports and usually go away quickly.

Compulsive Exercise

Even though exercise has many positive benefits, too much can be harmful. Teens who exercise compulsively are at risk for both physical and psychological problems.

Dehydration

Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.

First Aid: Broken Bones

A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.

First Aid: Heat Illness

In hot weather, a child's internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.

First Aid: Nosebleeds

Although they can be serious, nosebleeds are common in children ages 3 to 10 years and most stop on their own.

First Aid: Strains and Sprains

Here's what to do if you think your child has pulled or torn a muscle, ligament, or tendon.