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March 2014 • #72
A Note from the Medical Editor

As winter turns into spring and temperatures rise, so does the amount of time children spend outdoors playing sports. Reduce your all-star’s risk of injury by keeping an overall healthy approach to nutrition, hydration, training and competition. 

Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather yourself – after all, an active parent raises an active child! 

Happy Spring!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
 Medical Editor,


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