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Children


As a parent, you want to be able to keep your children safe and injury-free as much as possible. From sports and recreational activities to conditions like scoliosis, these articles can keep you updated on the latest in child safety and treatment for spinal conditions in children.

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Overuse Injuries in Children

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Overuse injuries in children have been on the rise in recent years, a problem often attributed to sports. Many children participate in several sports throughout the year. While the physical aspect of sports can help children avoid health problems like obesity, too much of a good thing can put them at greater risk of injury….

How Childhood Obesity Affects the Bones and Muscles

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According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), roughly 32% of American children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 are overweight or obese. This number has tripled over the past three decades. In addition to causing many health problems, excess weight can put too much stress on the bones and muscles at a time…

Halloween Safety: More Treats and Less Tricks

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Halloween is great fun for kids. Pumpkin carving, costumes, trick-or-treating, and candy–what’s not to love? When participating in Halloween festivities, we often forget that there is a risk of injury. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), Halloween was fifth-highest in emergency room visits on a holiday among children from 2007-2013. Don’t let…

Taking a Stand Against Bullying in Schools

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Bullying in schools has become a real issue, and not one that we should take lightly. According to DoSomething.org, over 3.2 million students are bullied every year, and 71% of students report that bullying is a problem in their school. Those are some alarming numbers. Even more alarming is the fact that 160,000 teens skip…