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Youth Sports Specialization

View advice from our experts on a variety of topics to help keep your children healthy and safe all year ...

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What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

View advice from our experts on a variety of topics to help keep your children healthy and safe all year ...

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Thrower's Exercises

There are many benefits of playing sports. Kids active in sports rely on exercise to strengthen muscle and bone, lower ...

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Good Coach, Bad Coach

Demanding, intolerant coaches can ruin a child’s love of the game. Learn to identify the signs of a bad coach ...

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Competing Against Herself

Eating less to lose weight or play better can lead to big problems for girls who play sports. ...

Patient Stories

Tyler's Shoulder Fracture

There's no one better to describe the special care St. Louis Children's Hospital provides than our patients and their families. ...

Patient Stories

Josef's Femur Fracture

Josef Marchuetz was a sophomore linebacker at Hillsborough High School when he severely fractured his femur during a JV football ...

Patient Stories

Injury Should Never Interrupt the Promise of Greatness - Tajah Foster Walker

Tajah Foster-Walker has older siblings, and because of that her mom, Tango Walker, describes her as having “grown up in ...

Patient Stories

Injury Should Never Interrupt the Promise of Greatness - Layne Robinson

Layne Robinson, 16, is a talented left-handed pitcher and outfielder who plays for the Missouri Bulls, a baseball travel team ...