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NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems, the National Athletic Trainers' Association says.

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Nationwide, 4.8 million young people ages 10 to 17 years have obesity, according to the State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy report published Oct. 10 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

Children With Type 1 Diabetes Have Poorer Educational Outcomes

Children with type 1 diabetes have worse education and health outcomes than their peers, according to a study published online July 15 in Diabetes Care.