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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.

A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Shoulder

Learn more about contusions (bruises) of the shoulder.

A to Z: Dislocation, Shoulder

A shoulder dislocation causes the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) to slip out of its normal position in the shoulder socket.

A to Z: Fracture, Collarbone

A fall onto the shoulder or an outstretched arm can result in this type of broken bone. Learn more here.

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.

Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis versicolor is a rash caused by a fungus. It can appear over the chest, shoulders, and back, and is a common cause of skin rashes in teens.

Tummy Time

Tummy time helps babies strengthen their neck and shoulder muscles and prepare them for crawling. Here's how to do it.

X-Ray Exam: Cervical Spine

This X-ray can, among other things, help find the cause of neck, shoulder, upper back, or arm pain. It's commonly done after someone has been in an automobile or other accident.