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Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
Approximately 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sport, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year are experienced by those participants. In fact, almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related. Of course, some sports are more dangerous than others. However, every sport has the potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part.

Bee Stings and Other Summer Boo-Boos

Bee Stings and Other Summer Boo-Boos

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The trees are budding; the bees are buzzing and everything seems ready to burst into bloom. Soon the kids will be home for the long, hot summer days. They will be running and playing, climbing trees, and probably getting all manner of summer boo-boos in the process. The simple truth is that spending more time outside means an increased likelihood of summertime scrapes, bee and wasp stings, insect and animal bites, sore muscles, bruises and sprained ankles from playing or working hard on household projects. And it also means that your doctor may be out of town with his own family on a vacation or have shorter office hours.

What Does a Yearly Physical Check For?

What Does a Yearly Physical Check For?

by Shearly (SU)
While many people may not think year exams are vital, they are a necessary component of good health. You can think of an annual physical is a preventative doctor’s appointment; keeping it could prevent a lot of future issues that might become much worse over time if ignored.

Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

by Shearly (SU)
According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, about 3.5 million teenagers and kids are injured in sports activities each year. About 1.35 million of those injuries are considered serious. That means that the bulk, an approximate 2.15 million injuries could potentially be treated in urgent care or medical office settings, rather than emergency rooms.

Reasons to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

Reasons to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

by Rismary Cabrera
Every parent can relate to a fussy child that just doesn’t feel well that day. New parents especially, may be uncertain if they should go to their regular pediatrician, an ER or visit an Urgent Care instead. The decision about where to go is not a light one, and parents often worry about making the right choice. While there are some situations such as a serious head injury, or an obviously broken bone that need to be treated at the nearest emergency room, many others are just not that straightforward.

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