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February 2015 • #94
A Note from the Medical Editor
This winter has been a tough one for many parts of the country. Record snow falls and frigid temperatures can make it hard for kids to get outside. But with a little planning (and a break from Mother Nature) you can avoid the winter doldrums and get out and about with some fun winter activities.
This issue of our newsletter highlights how you can have fun fit with winter sports and stay safe at the same time.  Enjoy!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
Featured Articles
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding are great winter sports for kids and adults.  However, before hitting the slopes this winter, use these tips to stay injury-free.  Go >
Figure Skating
One of the great things about skating is that it can be a lifelong sport--And an enjoyable way to get outside and enjoy the winter air. Staying safe is key too! Learn more here.  Go >
Ice Hockey
Playing hockey can be an excellent way for kids to stay in top shape. If your young athlete is interested in giving hockey a try, read on to find out more about this fast-paced sport.  Go >
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Featured Tip
The AAP recommends that children under age 16 not operate snowmobiles and that children under age 6 never ride on snowmobiles.
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