Posts Categorized: Children

Overuse injuries in the pediatric and youth populations

Approximately 50% of all sports-related injuries for pediatric athletes (children ages 6 to 12 and adolescents ages 13-18) are due to overuse. Overuse injuries can be caused by training errors, improper technique, excessive sports training, inadequate rest, muscle weakness and imbalances and early specialization. Acute overuse injuries occur when there is too much activity, too…
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Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet

As the weather begins to improve and the spring days become longer, a lot of families will start pulling out their bicycles from the garage. However, when you pull the bikes out, it is important that you remember to always wear a bike helmet. A bike helmet can save your life and is just as…
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Raising awareness about developmental disabilities

March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a time recognized as raising awareness about inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in all areas of life, while also promoting respect for anyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This month is also a chance to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help anyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities…
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What is an eating disorder?

As February comes to an end, UofL Health recognizes National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the need to spread messages of awareness, support and hope to people with eating disorders and their loved ones. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are a diverse set of serious yet treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect people…
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