Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it's not just athletes who are at risk.
The best way to eliminate sliding injuries is to use bases designed to pop loose when they are struck too hard.
Most child and teen bicycle crashes occur between May and August and between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.
Most skateboard crashes occur because of irregular riding surfaces or because of inexperience. Sprains and fractures of the wrist are the most common results of a fall.
Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him/her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.
Skateboards should never be used on surface streets. Your child should wear protective gear such as helmets, padding, and closed-toe and slip-resistant shoes.