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Focus on Just One Sport Risks Burnout for Teens

Focus on Just One Sport Risks Burnout for Teens

Published 06/28/2018

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

"Today's students have so many responsibilities and when you add specializing in a sport -- with participation in school and club te...

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Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Published 06/27/2018

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org.

Last year's toll was 43, and, on average, 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States.

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25 U.S. Kids Treated in ERs Every Hour for Bike Injuries

25 U.S. Kids Treated in ERs Every Hour for Bike Injuries

Published 06/26/2018

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.

"The good news is that the rate of injury declined over the course of th...

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Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Published 04/30/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) most often affects infants and children younger than age 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Children that young lack immunity to the viruses that cause HFMD. the agency says.

Typical symptoms of the highly contagiou...

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Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Published 04/14/2018

SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed.

"In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood," said Kimberly Burkhart, a ped...

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Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback

Published 03/29/2018

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren't to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends.

Researchers attribute a resurgence of the disease since the 1970s to factors that arose long before the latest vaccines...

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