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  • Bike Safety Bike Safety

    Some simple rules can keep you safe on two wheels. Lean more about bike riding in this article for kids.

  • Bob Bowman: Tips from a Gold Medal Coach Bob Bowman: Tips from a Gold Medal Coach

    Michael Phelps swims like a champ and has the Olympic gold medals to prove it. Get sports advice from his longtime coach, Bob Bowman.

  • Broken Bones Broken Bones

    What happens when you break a bone?

  • Concussions Concussions

    Ow! You fell and hit your head. But do you have a concussion? Find out about concussions in this article for kids.

  • Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions

    If you're wearing a bandage right now, chances are you have a cut, scratch, or abrasion. Find out more about them in this article for kids.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Our bodies need water to work properly. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

    Sports injuries often can be prevented. Find out how in this article for kids.

  • How to Be Safe in Ice and Snow How to Be Safe in Ice and Snow

    Winter is a fun time of year. But while you're out having fun, you have to know how to be safe. Check out our article for kids to learn how to stay safe in snow and cold weather.

  • How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun

    It's fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.

  • Nosebleeds Nosebleeds

    Ever get a nosebleed? Lots of kids have had at least one. To learn more, follow your nose to this article for kids.

  • Quiz: Baseball Injuries Quiz: Baseball Injuries

    Do you know how to avoid injuries on the baseball field? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    If you play team sports, you may have had a sports physical. A sports physical is a visit to the doctor to make sure you're in good enough shape to play the sport you want to play.

  • Stay Safe: Baseball Stay Safe: Baseball

    Attention, baseball players: Getting hurt stinks, so check out these 10 tips for staying safe when you're on the diamond.

  • Steroids Steroids

    You've probably heard about sports stars using steroids to get stronger. Find out why these illegal drugs are bad news.

  • Stitches Stitches

    Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.

  • Strains and Sprains Are a Pain Strains and Sprains Are a Pain

    What's a sprain? What's a strain? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What Girls Say About: Sports What Girls Say About: Sports

    Girls who like sports really like them - even more than texting or the mall. And most girls who say they don't like sports want to get better at them.

  • Winter Sports: Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating Winter Sports: Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating

    You'll have more fun if you stay safe in the cold and snow. Find out how in this article for kids.

  • Celiac Disease Celiac Disease

    People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition

    Kids who have cystic fibrosis need to eat extra calories to stay healthy. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Egg Allergy Egg Allergy

    Babies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can't eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.

  • Food Allergies Food Allergies

    Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Nut and Peanut Allergy Nut and Peanut Allergy

    A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.

  • 5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports 5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports

    Lots of girls love sports. Here are 5 more reasons to keep on loving them!

  • Be a Fit Kid Be a Fit Kid

    A lot of people talk about fit kids, but how do you become one? Here are five rules to live by, if you want to eat right, be active, and maintain a healthy weight.

  • It's Time to Play It's Time to Play

    If you're a kid, playing is your job. But sometimes you need a few ideas to get you going. Find them here in this article.

  • Kids Ask Cal Kids Ask Cal

    What's it like to be a pro athlete? In these video clips, baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. answers this question and others from kids.

  • Playgrounds Playgrounds

    Kids love playgrounds and why not? Find out how to make the most of your next trip to the park.

  • Swimming Swimming

    Kids love to spend hot days splashing around in a pool or the ocean. But drowning is the second most common cause of death from injuries among kids under the age of 14. Learn how to be safe.

  • Taking the Pressure Off Sports Competition Taking the Pressure Off Sports Competition

    Sometimes sports competition can make kids feel pressure. If it's too much, a kid might not have as much fun as before. Find out what to do if this happens to you.

  • Video: Study Break Yoga Video: Study Break Yoga

    Time to take a study break! Stretch out, unwind, and refresh so you can get back to your homework.

  • Video: Welcome Home Yoga Video: Welcome Home Yoga

    You're home from a long day at school. Unwind with Welcome Home Yoga.

  • What Girls Say About: Sports What Girls Say About: Sports

    Girls who like sports really like them - even more than texting or the mall. And most girls who say they don't like sports want to get better at them.

  • What If I Don't Like Sports? What If I Don't Like Sports?

    Sports can be challenging when you're new to them, but they also can be really fun. Take a second look at sports - and learn other ways to be active - in this article for kids.

  • Why Exercise Is Wise Why Exercise Is Wise

    Exercise can help keep a kid's body fit and healthy. Learn more about what exercise can do for you in this article for kids.

  • Yoga for Lowering Stress Yoga for Lowering Stress

    Yoga uses calming breathing and feel-good stretches to relax you. Find out more and give it a try.

  • Be a Fit Kid Be a Fit Kid

    A lot of people talk about fit kids, but how do you become one? Here are five rules to live by, if you want to eat right, be active, and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. BMI, although not a perfect method for judging someone's weight, is often a good way to check on how a kid is growing.

  • Getting Muscles Getting Muscles

    Kids might wish for bigger muscles, but that kind of grown-up muscle isn't possible until a kid is older. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Is Dieting OK for Kids? Is Dieting OK for Kids?

    What is dieting and should kids do it, too? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video) Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)

    Brandon started biking and it changed his life. Find out how he got healthy.

  • Should I Gain Weight? Should I Gain Weight?

    Some kids think they're too thin and want to gain weight. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Being Overweight Means What Being Overweight Means

    Being overweight has become a serious problem for many kids and adults. Find out what it means to be overweight in this article just for kids.

  • What Kids Say About: Weight What Kids Say About: Weight

    We wanted to know what kids have to say about weight problems, so we asked more than 1,000 boys and girls. Find out what they said.

  • What's the Right Weight for Me? What's the Right Weight for Me?

    TV shows, movies, and magazines show pictures of people who are thin. Does that mean being thin is best? Not necessarily. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

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