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The Sport of Staying Injury-Free this School Year

Summary: How common are sports injuries in children and teens?
Air Date: 9/11/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Al Sacchetti, MD
Al Sacchetti Dr. Al Sacchetti is the Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is a full time practicing emergency physician as well as a researcher and educator and has authored over 100 journal publications, text book chapters and monographs.
The Sport of Staying Injury-Free this School Year
Kids are not only heading back to the classrooms, but also to the athletic fields and courts.

More than 8,000 kids are treated every day in ERs for sports and recreational injuries.

So, what are the key steps to encourage kids to be active and to compete, while also ensuring that they're safe?

Al Sacchetti, MD, shares how you can help your child stay injury-free throughout the school year.
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