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Focus on Injuries & Emergencies
May 2017 | Issue No. 146
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When your child is sick or hurt, it can be difficult to tell whether an urgent care or emergency department is the best choice. In making that decision, it is important to stay calm and recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a medical situation where a different type of care may be more appropriate. Learn more here and see a list of examples.
As a first step in nonemergency situations, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends to call your pediatrician's office to discuss your child’s needs.
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By: Amy Hardin, MD, FAAP
Little League Elbow:
517_LLE.jpgAbout half of all sports injuries are caused by overtraining. Limiting the number of pitches a player throws during a practice or game can help prevent overuse injuries like Little League Elbow. Athletes may experience aching, sharp pain, and swelling on the inside of the elbow when pitching, but it may progress to the point when any throwing causes pain. 
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