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Beware of Early Sports Specialization for Young Athletes

The reality is youth sports specialization doesn’t necessarily enhance performance or lead to athletic scholarships. It does, however, lead to risk of overuse injuries, psychological stress and burnout.

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Pair Your Child's Sports Physical With a Well-Child Visit

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises combining your child’s sports physical with a routine well-child visit. This is more convenient than scheduling two appointments and has other advantages as well.

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General Anxiety Disorder in Kids: When Worry and Fear Doesn't Go Away

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.

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Best Ways to Avoid Infection, Illness When You Swim

Whenever you wade into a lake, pond, creek or swimming pool to splash and cool off, you run the risk of encountering microorganisms that could make you sick.

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Why Dads Make a Difference

The bond between mother and child is one of the most important connections humans can make. But the bond between father and child is just as vital, and includes his support of the mother and the family unit.

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How to Ease the Foot Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the bottom of your foot that can limit your ability to walk, stand and do other activities that are weight-bearing. What to do about this common foot condition.

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5 Vaccines Recommended for Adults Age 65 and Older

Vaccines are particularly important for older adults. Risks to certain diseases are higher for this age group since it can be more difficult to fight off infections as your immune system naturally weakens as you get older.

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The Science-Based Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines, Menstruation and Fertility

You may have heard misgivings from a friend or relative about COVID-19 vaccines that focus on reproductive health issues. In this Q and A, an OB-GYN explains there is no science to support these misgivings.

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