Lightning: What You Need to Know
• NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!!
• If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
• When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter.
• Safe shelter is a substantial building or inside an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle.
• Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.
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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
Children's Health Tip of the Day - June 17, 2009
With little league season in full swing, orthopaedic surgeons are pitching the idea of limiting the number of balls your young rookie throws. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that throwing too many fastballs, curveballs and sliders can result in "little league elbow."
Causes of little league elbow
Little league elbow is a growth plate injury of the inner elbow. It is caused by repetitive throwing, which weakens the cartilage in the elbow and causes it to pull apart from the arm bone.
More young children are suffering from little league elbow
Little league elbow is on the rise, say doctors, because of year-round training, higher intensities at young ages, longer competitive seasons, and improper conditioning and training. The AAO reminds parents that children’s bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons are still growing, which makes them more susceptible to injury, particularly from overuse.
Signs of little league elbow
Symptoms of little league elbow is pain at the inner elbow, which may be severe. The pain may be accompanied by swelling, redness and warmth.
What to do when elbow pain occurs
If your little leaguer is experiencing elbow pain, he should stop throwing immediately, apply ice for 15 minutes, and wrap the elbow in a bandage or compression sleeve. Continued pain warrants a trip to the doctor to determine the extent of the injury.
If caught early, little league elbow can us