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April is Youth Sports Safety Month – Eye Safety Tips to Protect Your Athlete

Bet you didn’t know April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month? Check out the following safety tips for your athlete at home. Eye protection, just like helmets and other safety gear, is a must for many sports. Also Here are a few common injuries, and how to treat them. Keep in mind that although most sports eye injuries are minor, a few could require medical attention.

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Refueling After a Work-Out – What Every Young Athlete Should Know

Refueling after a hard work-out or competition is vital to every athlete to maximize outcomes. Consuming carbohydrate with a little protein is the ideal recovery snack, recommends CHOC Children’s pediatric clinical dietician, Jessica Brown. Timing is important – maximum recovery is accomplished when carbohydrates are consumed within 30 minutes after exercise.

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How to Manage Spring Allergies

Spring is officially here! And, although it may not seem like it with rain in the forecast, the signs of springtime are starting to peek through. Tree and grass pollen are starting to make the rounds. So if your child seems sniffly and sneezy lately, springtime allergies might be to blame. Check out the symptoms and tips below to help your child cope with allergies this season.

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Upcoming Events

  • CHOC Golf Classic - May 14, 2012
    Our 2nd annual tournament promises a day of world class golf, with great ocean views at one of the world’s finest golf destinations. After 18 championship holes on Pelican Hill’s North Ocean course, participants will enjoy a short awards reception with a small live auction featuring golf packages and experiences.
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  • CHOC Walk in the Park "Save the Date" - October 14, 2012
    The 22nd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland Resort will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012! Registration for this year's CHOC Walk will begin on May 15, 2012.