Trampolines are popular among kids and adults, but there’s no denying they’re dangerous. Whether kids are supervised at an indoor park or jumping on a trampoline in the backyard, there’s always risk for significant injury.
Your child falls and hurts their wrist. Find out how to tell the difference between a sprain and a fracture — and when to see a doctor. Plus, learn four ways you can help heal a sprain at home using the RICE acronym.
Not sure how to best care for your child’s cast? Our expert provides the do’s and don’ts.
If pain persists and you suspect a broken toe, resist the temptation to tape up your toe, take a bunch of pain relievers and ignore it.
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Playing sports such as soccer or basketball, or even just jumping off a moving swing at the playground, can cause an ankle sprain or fracture, while constant use of certain muscles can cause painful strains.
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Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
Cleveland Clinic researchers are zeroing in on a solution that may one day help children continue to grow normally even after suffering severe injuries to their growth plates. Growth plates: the key to kids’ mature size The secret of a child’s future height and size lies largely in his or her growth plates, the areas … Read More