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Common Injuries in Martial Arts and How to Defend Your Child Against Them

Posted by: Ashley Minnick, MSAH, AT, ATC on Jun 21, 2018

Martial arts can help your child gain confidence, focus, and coordination while being physically active. While injuries are a possibility for any activity, being prepared can decrease those risks. 

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Not Your Mother's Gynecologist: Why Adolescent Girls Should See Their Own Specialists

Jun 12, 2018

Although adult gynecologists treat conditions in older women, differences in the anatomy of children make the advanced training of a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist valuable.

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Summer Safety Guide: Expert Advice for Fun in the Sun

Jun 07, 2018

Our experts are giving you access to a Summer Guide full of tips and articles for a safe and healthy break. From advice on bumps and bruises, to swimming and playground safety and even managing your child’s mental health, we have advice for you and your child to have a safe and fun summer. Read More

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Setting Up Your Child for a Successful Summer Camp Experience

Jun 05, 2018

The decision to enroll your child in a summer camp is only the first step. With the variety of options, parents may wonder about the possible benefits. What should you consider when selecting and preparing a child for camp? Read More

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Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day: A Patient's Perspective

Jun 03, 2018

The most challenging part of a cancer journey isn't always the financial burden or the effects of treatment. Sometimes, being a cancer survivor is the hardest thing to overcome. Read More

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ADHD Changes in Children as They Grow and Develop

May 31, 2018

It is difficult to predict whether an individual with ADHD will experience a significant improvement in symptoms and impairment over time; but, individuals with more severe ADHD symptoms, greater impairments in functioning, family histories of ADHD and additional psychiatric diagnoses (e.g., mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders) appear most at risk for continued difficulties. Read More

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Submucosal Cleft Palate: A 'Hidden' Cause of Speech and Middle Ear Problems

May 29, 2018

A submucosal cleft palate (SMCP) results from a lack of normal fusion of the muscles within the soft palate as the baby is developing in utero. It occurs in about 1 in 1,200 children.  Read More

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How to Have a Successful Summer: Building Deeper Connections with Your Kids

May 24, 2018

Your relationship with your child is the most important predictor of their future self and success. Fancy vacations are not necessary to create joyful moments. Spending quality time playing and learning together will help you nourish that relationship and grow together. Read More

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Show Dogs: What Parents Need to Know

May 23, 2018

A new PG-rated children’s movie, Show Dogs, promises a light-hearted story of talking dogs who fight crime. However, it also sends a disturbing message to children about who is allowed to touch their private parts. Read More