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Athletic development of a child

  • Written by Jimmy McCurry, CSCS Progressive Performance

Here in America, we tend to look at the athletic development of a child in the short term. “How is Johnny going to get that college scholarship if he doesn’t make the varsity team as a freshman? He needs special training!” “How long is it going to take to get my boys in peak shape? You know the season starts in four weeks.” “Our team isn’t competitive enough.” Theses are the kinds of things I hear from parents. Sorry to say, but the thought process in America is all wrong. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses and enrolling youth in every “specialized” training possible, we need to start thinking about sports as a long-term process for sports mastery.

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Vaccine rates leave Washington toddlers at risk for preventable diseases

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

New immunization rates show many toddlers across the state aren’t getting vaccinated for certain diseases on time, if at all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Immunization Survey. The trend means more children are at risk of getting measles, whooping cough or other preventable diseases.

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Back-to-School Safety Tips

  • Written by Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ CURAD Chief Nursing Officer

Every back-to-school season is filled with excitement and nerves but it’s not limited to just children — many parents get the jitters too. CURAD Chief Nursing Officer Martie Moore offers some safety tips to keep back-to-school butterflies at bay.

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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

  • Written by PhysioCare Physical Therapy

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall.

Unfortunately, backpacks are often misused by both kids and teens.

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Clothes for Kids ready for back-to-school shopping

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, program manager for Clothes For Kids.

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