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Posted by: Sara Breidigan, MS, AT, ATC on Sep 12, 2019

Performance anxiety is a real issue that affects many athletes. Some athletes may thrive under pressure, while others can let negative thoughts affect their game.

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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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Talking to Your Kids About Their Future: Questions to Get You Started

Sep 03, 2019

You may remember your parents telling you to figure out what you want to do with your life. Well time flies, and you might find yourself ready to have these same conversations with your child. So how do you encourage them to think about their plans for the future? Read More


Choking Prevention: Be Aware of These Common Hazards to Keep Kids Safe

Aug 29, 2019

Choking is a common cause of injury and death in children, with kids younger than 3 years of age at greatest risk. Read More

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How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Aug 27, 2019

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness marked by episodes of mania and depression. It causes extreme mood swings which are accompanied by changes in the child’s energy level, sleep, thinking and behavior. Read More

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Negative Behavior as a Form of Communication: How to Be a Trauma-Informed Parent

Aug 22, 2019

Every child experiences stress. It’s important to understand children’s stress can become toxic if it’s not acknowledged and addressed. Read More

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ADHD and Youth Suicide: Is There a Link?

Aug 20, 2019

Unfortunately, children with ADHD are at an increased risk of experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts or behaviors throughout their lifetime, which suggests emotional and social factors should be a focus of care for these children. Read More

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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A New Treatment Option for AFM

Aug 15, 2019

Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a serious condition that affects the nervous system, causing weakness and paralysis in muscles. Thankfully, new treatments are being studied as doctors and scientists are learning more about AFM. Read More

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Back to School: Safety Tips for College-Bound Kids

Aug 13, 2019

Heading off to college can be exciting and stressful for both parents and kids. What most parents don’t know is that back-to-school is the beginning of what is called the “Red Zone,” which is a six-week timeframe where students, particularly first-year students, are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus. Read More


Safety Tips for Cheerleaders: Preventing Overuse Injuries

Aug 09, 2019

Because of the nature of practices, cheerleaders tend to see injuries similar to what dancers get. In this way, cheer athletes really should take care of, and prepare, their bodies for practice as a dancer would. Read More