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Childproofing Your Home

Many parents do not realize how quickly time passes. Before they know it their child will be crawling and walking. Young children want to touch (and eat) everything in sight. Children's curiosity causes many accidents. Luckily, many of these injuries are preventable. Parents should begin childproofing their home during pregnancy.

For effective childproofing, try crawling around the house on all fours, like toddlers do. This could help identify potentially dangerous situations.

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Preventing and Treating Injuries Among the 'Weekend Warriors'

From the Summer 2008 issue of StayHealthy Magazine

When Tauhir Jones heard an uncharacteristic ‘pop’ and felt an unfamiliar pain in his right leg while playing a game of pick-up basketball on one of the first nice days in May, he knew something serious had happened.  “I felt like I had been kicked in the back of the ankle.  When I looked, I say an indentation and knew I had done something to my Achilles tendon,” says Mr. Jones, of Miller. That ‘something’ was a complete rupture of the Achilles tendon, the strong fibrous chord that connects the muscles...

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