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Scorching Heat

    What Parents and Coaches Need to Know to Keep Athletes Safe to Succeed By Alicia Wanek My son will start playing middle school sports this upcoming year, so this is the first summer where I’ve dealt with figuring

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Should High School Athletes Take Supplements?

    Supplement Use in High School Athletes By Tavis Piattoly / Contributor High school athletic programs, especially football, are bigger than ever, and athletes are looking to gain any potential edge to accomplish the challenging task of winning a

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There’s Nothing “Routine” about a Sports Physical

    By Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson, MD, FAAP / Contributor At our busy adolescent medicine practice, I sometimes get the impression that parents view the sports/pre-participation physical as a chore, another box to check so that their kids can play

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Helping Your Teen Separate

      by Dr. Melanie Ross Mills Gone are the sippy cups and mid-day naps. No more choosing their outfits and hand-picking their best friends. It feels as if it happened over night, but it’s actually been a 17-year

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Simple (and Cheap!) Ways To Get Your Kids to College

      Congratulations, your child is heading off to college. Let’s make packing up all their stuff and getting it to the university as simple (and cheap) as possible. By Rick Seaney / Contributor Are you close enough to

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College Is More Than Coursework

  Taking Advantage of College Resources Can Help Students Succeed By Alicia Wanek If your son or daughter is headed to a college campus this fall, whether as a new freshman or a returning upperclassman, perhaps you should ensure they can

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Pack it up

      by Tricia White | Managing Editor What to Fly With: Carry On (use the same backpack as will be used for books at school):  Documents • Driver’s license/Photo ID • Passport • Medical insurance cards (plan ahead

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You’ve Been Served

    What to Do When You Are Caught Off Guard by Divorce by Paula Bennett | Contributor Few things can leave you feeling as emotionally blindsided as hearing your spouse, the person you once trusted above all others, say that

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Jo Ann Pugh

    Tackling Personal Obstacles To Reach Her Goals Personal obstacles can take a toll on an individual, especially if that individual grew up with limited resources. It takes someone with enormous determination and inner strength to transform those experiences

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