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Playground and Sports Safety

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

ATVs are off-road vehicles often used for recreation. But kids 16 and younger shouldn't ride them. Find out why, and more, here.

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.

Bruises

Learn about bruises, why they happen, how to make them go away faster, and why they change colors.

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children and teens. It happens fast and is usually silent. Here's how parents can help prevent drowning.

Helping Your Young Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes

Kids with type 1 diabetes can play sports and exercise at the same level as other kids.

How Being Active Helps Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes doesn't have to get in the way of exercise and sports competition. Like anyone else, kids with diabetes are healthier if they get plenty of exercise.

How Can Parents Help Prevent Concussions?

Concussions are serious injuries. Here's how to help protect kids and teens from them.

How to Choose & Use Sunscreen

With all the options out there, choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. Here's what you need to know.

Is It OK for Kids to Sleep After a Possible Concussion?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are common among young athletes. Learn about causes, treatments, and prevention.