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Wintertime tips for keeping kids safe and injury-free

Despite the risk for injury, physical activity in the wintertime is important for a child’s overall health and the strength of their bones.

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Do we need heart screenings for youth sports?

Pre-sports ECG screenings may detect serious heart abnormalities, but they also may increase false alarms.

5 tips for a heart healthy family

5 tips for a heart healthy family

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease. And it’s really not as hard as you think!

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10 ways to keep a healthy cholesterol balance

Kids who are physically active, eat healthy foods, don’t have a family history of high cholesterol and aren’t overweight probably aren’t at risk for cholesterol problems. But you should still take steps to ensure a healthy cholesterol balance.

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Even babies benefit from exercise

With obesity rates in children climbing, it’s important to encourage kids to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle, even when they’re really young – babies benefit from exercise too!