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  • Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever

    A disease caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria

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  • Strength Training (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Strength training (or resistance training) uses a resistance to increase an individual's ability to exert force. It involves the use of weight machines, free weights, bands or tubing, or the individual's own body weight. This is not the same

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  • Steroids: Play Safe, Play Fair

    You play to win. You're always looking for a way to get an edge over your opponents.

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  • Staying Cool When Things Heat Up
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  • Starting Solid Foods

    Rice, oatmeal, or barley? What infant cereal or other food will be on the menu for your baby's first solid meal? And have you set a date?

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  • Start Reading to Your Child Early

    A baby can enjoy books by 6 months of age! Here are things you can do with your child at different ages to help your child learn to love words and books.

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  • Sports and Your Child

    Whether on a court, in a pool, on a field, or in a gym, more children than ever are competing in sports. Sports help boys and girls keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important issues that parents need to be aware of if their children participate in organized

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  • Sports Medicine Professionals (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Athletes may deal with many different types of medical personnel after an injury. Athletes also may be referred by their primary care doctors to a sports medicine doctor or other sports medicine specialists for further evaluation and treatment.

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  • Spleen Problems

    Because the spleen can be affected differently by different diseases, it is difficult to say how many children have spleen problems.

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  • Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida means cleft spine, which is an incomplete closure in the spinal column. The 4 types of spina bifida are

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  • Special Diets and Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    Some of the more common inborn errors of metabolism include

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  • Soccer (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Soccer (known as football outside the United States) is one of the most popular team sports in the world. Soccer also can be a way to encourage children to be physically active while they learn about teamwork and sportsmanship.

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  • Smokeless Tobacco: What You Need to Know

    Chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, and dissolvable tobacco in the shape of sticks, pellets, and strips are all types of tobacco products that are not smoked but used in other ways. All types of smokeless tobacco contain nicotine and chemicals known to cause cancer (carcinogens).

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  • Sleep Problems: Your Child’s Sleep Diary

    Children differ in how much sleep they need, how long it takes them to fall asleep, and how easily they wake up. If you are concerned about your child’s sleep habits, talk with your child’s doctor. Your child’s doctor may ask you to keep a sleep diary to help track your child’s sleep habits.

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  • Sleep Problems in Children

    Sleep problems are very common during the first few years of life. Problems may include waking up during the night, not wanting to go to sleep, nightmares, sleepwalking, and bedwetting. If frantic upset persists with no apparent cause, call your child's doctor.

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  • Sleep Apnea and Your Child

    Does your child snore a lot? Does he sleep restlessly? Does he have difficulty breathing, or does he gasp or choke, while he sleeps?

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