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Help set kids up for success this school year with advice from experts at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Injury Prevention

girls sports injuries

How Teen Girls Can Prevent Sports Injuries

Teen girls are more prone than boys to some of the most common sports-related injuries. These differences are credited, in general, to body function, hormones and bone density.

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How to tell if you have a concussion

How To Tell if You Have a Concussion

Parents, coaches and athletes should learn to recognize the signs of a concussion. Usually associated with football, concussions can happen with many other sports.

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Stretching for Kids to Help Prevent Injuries

Young athletes can help prevent injuries by taking time to stretch before games. How kids stretch is just as important as remembering to do it in the first place.

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Mental Health

Managing Teens’ Social Media Use

Managing Teens’ Social Media Use

Warnings around teens and social media have grown, yet parents are left to fend for themselves when it comes to managing their family’s social media use.

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Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Children

Students have faced a lot of uncertainty in recent years and they may be struggling. Unexplained physical symptoms like headaches, belly aches, loss of sleep or appetite can be signs a child is dealing with anxiety.

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mental health

How to Protect Your Child’s Mental Health

Anxiety and depression in adolescence is more pervasive than ever, leaving caregivers questioning what they can do to keep kids mentally healthy in a world saturated with toxic messages.

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Staying Healthy

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Helping Children Develop Healthy Sleeping Habits

It’s normal for kids to sleep in during their summer break. A few simple changes can help ensure kids are rested ahead of the new school year.

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teen vaping

Harmful Teen Vaping Side Effects Every Parent Should Know

Teens looking for ways to deal with stress may turn to e-cigarettes as a coping mechanism. Although they may know cigarette smoking is harmful, they may not realize vaping can cause serious health problems.

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vaccine schedules for kids

The Importance of Vaccination Schedules for Children

The start of the new school year is a great time for parents to make sure their child is up to date with all of their scheduled vaccinations. Many schools require them in order for kids to come to class.

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How To Pack a Healthy and Easy School Lunch in Minutes

Packing up lunch for school doesn’t have to be a hassle. Relying on a few tricks can make lunchtime easy on parents and healthy for kids.

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Help Prevent Cancer With the HPV Vaccine

It’s not often we have the tools to prevent cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can do just that.

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back to college

Eight Health Tips for College-Bound Students and their Parents

Don’t leave home without our top tips to help you take charge of your health so you can navigate college in top form.

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Navigating College With a Digestive Health Condition or Disease

As a college student in a new and unfamiliar environment, you may be worried about how to balance your condition with this next phase of your life.

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