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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.

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.

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.

Dehydration

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

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Babies can be born with this hip problem or develop it soon after birth. Early treatment can help the hip joint grow normally.

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.