Keep your young athlete healthy , Tips for preventing fractures and injuries


Last updated 8/21/2008 at Noon

School is about to begin again and millions of children will become involved in athletic endeavors. From basketball to tennis to football and even hockey, kids need to be physically prepared for their sport of choice or injuries could occur.

According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, about 3.5 million children ages 14 and under receive medical treatment after getting injured from playing sports every year.

Medical experts say kids need to be armed with the right tools before engaging in any athletic activity. Doing proper exercises, wearing protective gear and eating nutritious foods a...

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