Choosing A Sport

If your child has decided that he wants to become involved in a sports activity, he will have to decide which one to select. Of course, he should choose one that he will enjoy; even though your first love may be baseball or softball, let him choose soccer if that is...

Preventing Sports Injuries

You are sitting in your office and suddenly the phone rings. “Ms. Ramirez? Your son, Raoul, was injured during football practice. His knee may be badly hurt. He is going to County General. Please go to the emergency room right away.” You try to remain...

Sports: Knee Problems

Knee problems commonly occur in young people and adults. This article contains general information about several knee problems. It includes descriptions and a diagram of the different parts of the knee. Individual sections of the article describe the symptoms,...

Nutrition In School-Aged Children

Is your child eating a healthy diet? Proper nutrition is one of the most important influences on your youngster’s well-being. A varied, balanced diet-containing vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and even some fat-promotes growth, energy and overall...

Overweight – A Growing Trend

Studies show that today’s youngsters tend to be heavier than their counterparts were a generation ago, and that over 30 percent of America’s school-age youngsters are now overweight. That can contribute to physical problems such as high blood pressure,...