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No Pain, No Gain: Bad Advice for Athletes

The phrase "No pain, no gain" has been around forever, it seems.  There is only one problem: it is bad advice! If your child experiencing pain in daily activities, take him to a doctor, don't let him play or practice in pain.

Holiday & Winter Water Safety Tips

"The holiday season represents the highest probability of distractions and breakdown of normal supervision routines," said Harvey Barnett Ph.D., pediatric drowning prevention specialist and founder of Infant Swimming Resource, which offers the following winter water safety tips to help families protect their young children as they travel this holiday season.

Youth Sports Injuries: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

The consequences of not wearing a proper baseball or football helmet can be head trauma that could possibly be permanent or even cause death. In response to the rise in these types of sports injuries, parents  wised up and there was a movement to ensure that all children have proper safety gear. As a result, injuries from head trauma and lack of safety equipment went down. Excellent work!

My Child Just got Done with the Volleyball Season….Better Start Looking for Some Camps!

The season is over, many weekends spent in various hotels around the country for your child’s select volleyball team. Great season!

Now here are the following options you consider for your child:

High School Football, Girls Basketball Have Most Severe Injuries: Study

Which high school sports pose the highest risk of severe injury?  Football leads the list, slightly more than wrestling and more than twice the rate in girls' basketball and girls' soccer.  The safest of the nine studied? Girls volleyball.

Fireworks Safety Tips

July is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and through its EyeSmartTM campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals.

Skin Cancer: Athletes At Increased Risk

Summer and winter outdoor athletes are at increased risk of skin cancer because training and competition exposes them to higher amounts of UV light, says a new study. Sun protection strategies, including sunscreens and sun protective clothing, may help to reduce this risk for athletes.

Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) issued a set of high school-specific pre-season heat- acclimatization guidelines as part of its ongoing effort to reduce the number of heat-related athletic injuries in secondary schools. The guidelines have been adopted in seventeen states and are being considered by many others.

Roadrash treatment home tested!

Yikes!  Here is the results if not following my newly learned road rash treatment.  It is my son's slow healing crusty knee.  I vowed to not let this happen again.  But, as he is fifteen, and not certain of my wisdom in these matters, I am not so sure that he will be thrilled with my intervention.  He prefers to take care of these things himself.  

Keep an Eye on UV Safety

June is UV (ultraviolet light) Safety Awareness Month, and through its EyeSmartTMcampaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds Americans of the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun's harmful rays by wearing proper protection.
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