Football Helmets and Concussions

Football HelmetsIf you’re a parent of a football player, you may have seen claims by equipment manufacturers that their products are designed to better protect young athletes from concussions. And, because you want the best products for keeping your kids safe, it’s understandable if you’d be persuaded to purchase a particular brand based on the claims. But is there truth behind the marketing?

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Mindfulness Exercises for Back to School

Mindfulness for Back to SchoolEven though several weeks of summer break are left, it’s hard not to think about the impending arrival of the school year. For many kids, that can be a source of anxiety – not knowing what to expect, new teachers, perhaps even a new school building, new routines – and even perhaps sadness that the fun, leisurely days of summer are coming to a close. Amidst the thoughts and worries, it can be easy to lose sight of the present moment. By taking a few moments to focus on the here and now, kids can help ease any anxiety they may be experiencing and even learn to savor those few remaining days of summer play.

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Summer Safety for Infants and Toddlers

Toddler in lifejacket on boatThe sun is shining, the corn is knee-high, and everyone wants be out in the sun before winter rolls back in. As people are planning their summer vacations, many pediatricians are asked about how and when infants or toddlers can participate in their parents’ or siblings’ favorite summer activities, such as biking, swimming, and boating. Being outdoors and active is great for the whole family, but safety – as always – comes first when you’re thinking about having your little one along.

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Campfire Safety Guide

Campfire SafetySummer nights are perfect for having a campfire with your family. You can sing songs, tell stories and roast marshmallows to make s’mores. Keep your campfire experience fun and safe with these tips from the UW Health Burn Center:

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