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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.

Sports Injuries

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.

Broken Bones

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

Broken Collarbone (Clavicle Fracture)

Learn about broken collarbones (or clavicle fractures), a common sports injury in kids.

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.

Ear Injuries

Ear injuries not only can affect a child's hearing, but sense of balance too. That's because our ears also help keep us steady on our feet.

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Many kids with asthma have symptoms when they exercise. But with careful management, they usually can do anything their peers can do.

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: Dislocations

A dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.

First Aid: Eye Injuries

Some eye injuries can be treated at home, while others require a visit to the doctor or emergency room. Find out what to do if your child has eye pain.