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  • Biking (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Biking is a fun way for children of all ages to get active and stay fit. Most children learn to ride a tricycle at around 3 years of age. Between 4 and 7 years of age most children learn to ride a bike. However, remember that each child is different

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  • Born Early (Preterm): At the Hospital

    Preterm (premature) birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births.

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  • Breastfeeding Record for Baby’s First Week
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  • Cheerleading (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Cheerleading is often thought of as a sport only for high school and college athletes. However, it is becoming more popular among younger athletes as well.

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  • Connected Kids: Clinical Guide

    CONNECTED KIDS: This extensive clinical guide to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Connected Kids Program contains an overview of all of the program's component parts, a counseling schedule, ideas for practice implementation, and other supplemental

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  • Choosing Quality Child Care: What's Best for Your Family?

    Finding high-quality child care is very important but not always easy. Your choice will play a key role in your child's health and development. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about child care options to help you in your search for what's best for your family.

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  • Choosing the Right Size Bicycle for Your Child

    A bicycle of the wrong size may cause your child to lose control and be injured. Any bike must be the correct size for the child for whom it is bought. To keep your child safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following:

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  • Constipation

    Constipation (kahn-sti-PAY-shun) is common. Children with constipation have stools (poops) that are hard, dry, and difficult or painful to get out. Constipation can be treated.

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  • Cocaine: What You Need to Know

    Young people are surrounded by pro-drug messages in the media and on the Internet. They may try cocaine for the excitement or the experience without realizing the very real risks and consequences that come with cocaine use.

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  • Core Exercises (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Core exercises strengthen the muscles of the spine, abdomen, and pelvis. These muscles support all physical activity.

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  • Concussions (Care of the Young Athlete)

    A concussion is any injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function on a temporary or permanent basis. Concussions are typically caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

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  • Croup

    Croup is an infection that makes the inside of your child's throat swell up. This makes it hard for your child to breathe. It can be scary for both parents and children.

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  • Connecting With your Community
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  • Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents
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  • Diving (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Competitive springboard and platform divers start training and competing at an early age. Many Olympic and world champions are 18 years of age and younger.

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  • Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active

    Today's youth are less active and more overweight than any previous generation.

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