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KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995.
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
Note: All information on KidsHealth is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
Article on the effects of temperature, both heat and cold, on athletes from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Fairly technical but worth reading.
Most people underestimate the simple act of drinking water. The human body is about 75% water and everyone knows that proper hydration is important to keep your body functioning at it's best. Even more important to remember is that the human brain is around 85% water. The brain gets priority when it comes to hydrating, and if you fail to drink enough water it is the rest of the body that suffers first.
Most people assume that as long as they are drinking fluids, they are being hydrated, and the majority of people spend most hot days enjoying the comfort of air-conditioning. Unfortunately, sodas aren't good at hydration and air-conditioning doesn't help acclimate!