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Bilingual Booklet On Sports Injuries

A colorful English and Spanish booklet from the National Institutes of Health teaches children and teens how to avoid sports injuries.  The 16-page pamphlet, called Ana’s Story, is a fotonovela that uses a comic-book style format to tell the story of a teen soccer player named Ana.  After spraining her knee during a game, Ana and her family learn how to treat a sports injury promptly to avoid future complications.  The booklet gives tips on how to keep sports safe for kids.  Playing sports can improve children’s fitness, self-esteem, coordination and self-discipline.  But it can also put them at risk for injuries.  Activities such as warming up before exercise and staying hydrated can help protect their health.

To see Ana’s Story online, visit: http://1.usa.gov/RDyAgd

To order free print copies of Ana’s Story, call 1-877-226-4267, or use the order form at: http://1.usa.gov/VzfZVn

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