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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.

Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)

Arthrocentesis (joint aspiratio) involves withdrawing (aspirating) a sample of fluid from a joint using a needle and syringe.

Broken Bones

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


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.

First Aid: Dislocations

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

First Aid: Head Injuries

Learn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.

First Aid: Strains and Sprains

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

First Aid: Teeth Injuries

If your child loses a baby tooth, there's no need to replace it. But if a permanent tooth is dislodged, it's a dental emergency. Here's what to do.