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  • New NIH Resource Teaches Kids About Sports Injuries

    A free booklet available in English and Spanish from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aims to teach children and teens how to avoid sports injuries. Suitable for active kids, parents, and coaches, the story features teen soccer player Ana, who sprains her knee during a pick-up game at a family picnic. Ana and her family learn the best way to treat a sports injury promptly to avoid future complications. This new resource also offers specific tips on how to keep sports safe for kids and prevent injuries, such as warming up before exercise and staying hydrated.

    Ana's Story is NIH's second fotonovela, a comic-book style publication popular in the Hispanic/Latino culture that has been used effectively as an educational tool. Isabel's Story, also available in English and Spanish, teaches about osteoporosis and bone health. 

    Free copies of both Ana's Story and Isabel's Story are available to anyone upon request. To order, contact NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases' information clearinghouse at 877/ 226-4267 or http://catalog.niams.nih.gov/.

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