Childhood Injuries: Sprain vs. Fracture

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.

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3 Vital Ingredients for Keeping Your Bones Healthy

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

Surprising Dangers of Trampolines for Kids

Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they’re dangerous. From 2002 to 2011, trampoline injuries contributed to more than 1 million emergency department visits in the United States. With an influx of indoor trampoline parks springing up nationwide, trampoline-related injuries may continue to soar. Trampolines not advised Whether kids are supervised at an indoor … Read More

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Regrowing Growth Plates: A Fix for Kids’ Injuries?

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

Handling Broken Bones: Diagnosis, Treatment

Most people don’t go around thinking about their bones. That is, until one breaks. Typically, fractures (broken bones) heal fairly well. But what about bones that are shattered in multiple places? Or fractures that won’t heal? Or — worst of all — traumatic breaks that tear the skin? “Trauma is hard because no one plans … Read More