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  • The benefits of off-season training

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    The benefits of off-season training

    During summer or other times of year, many athletes will have a welcome break from regular season practice and competition. The off-season is the time of year that falls between post-season competition and pre-season training. This time offers athletes a unique opportunity to rest, recuperate and improve their overall athletic ability.



  • Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

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    Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

    A swimming pool is a great place for kids to cool off during the hot summer months – but without proper safety precautions, swimming can pose serious risk to children. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4 in the United States. Whether you have a backyard pool or hot tub, or take your child to a public or friend's pool for a party, keep these three essential rules in mind:


  • How to choose the best sunscreen for kids

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    How to choose the best sunscreen for kids

    When it comes to sunscreen, there are so many choices you may not know which option is the best sunscreen for kids. Sunscreen, or sunblock, protects skin against the sun's ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburn.


  • How and why to help your child develop good posture

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    How and why to help your child develop good posture

    Standing up straight and tall not only helps your child appear more confident, it also helps relieve muscle strain, backaches and neck aches. Developing good posture as your child grows has long-term benefits that will pay off throughout their lifetime.


  • About cleft lip and palate in children

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    About cleft lip and palate in children

    Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common birth defects, affecting approximately one in 700 babies born in the U.S. each year. A cleft lip is an opening in the lip, ranging from a small split in the lip to a larger gap that extends to the nose. Cleft palate, which is more common than cleft lip, is an opening in the roof of the mouth that, like cleft lip, can vary in size and location.


  • Is your child's heart rate healthy?

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    Is your child's heart rate healthy?

    Your child's heart rate (also called pulse) can vary wildly throughout the day. Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats each minute. Daily activities can change how fast or slow the rate fluctuates – from a slow, steady beat while resting or sleeping to a higher rate during exercise.


  • 7 tips for traveling with a car seat

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    7 tips for traveling with a car seat

    Whether vacation involves driving across the country or flying to a new location, there's one item parents of infants and toddlers shouldn't forget to pack: their child's car seat.


  • 10 summer safety tips for kids

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    10 summer safety tips for kids

    Summer is a favorite time of year for many children – and for good reason. The long days of summer provide a much-anticipated break from school and are often filled with swimming, cookouts, travel and outdoor fun. But summer can also carry danger for children. Drowning incidents increase during the summer months, and the hot sun puts kids at risk of sunburn, dehydration and heat-related illness.

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