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Sun smarts for sporty kids

Sun protection is critical during outdoor activities.

Sun smarts for sporty kids

Sun protection is critical during outdoor activities.

Sunburns have lasting consequences

Exposure to the sun is inevitable when your child plays outdoor sports. But being smart about sun exposure can protect you from the long-term impact of harmful UV rays – even on cold or overcast days.

Primary care sports medicine physician Leah Hillier, MD, has some wise words about protecting ourselves during the game:

“Protecting the skin during sports and outdoor activities is critical,” said Dr. Hillier. “Coaches should make sunscreen a regular and non-negotiable ritual for their athletes just like warming up and staying hydrated.”

Read more from Dr. Hillier about sun smart practices for your young athlete.

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Offering support for youth athletes

You do your best to keep your young sports star healthy and injury-free. But if injuries happen or a check-up to discuss prevention is needed, Banner Health’s sports medicine experts are in your corner. We treat you and your young sports star with compassion and a commitment to their comfort, care and recovery.

We want to see you back at the top of your game as quickly and safely as possible. Learn more about the conditions we treat and how we screen for and diagnose sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain.

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Care begins with a safe place

Banner is making sure you don’t have to choose between safety and getting the care you need. That’s a promise we put into practice. Here is what you can expect, at a minimum, in any of our locations to ensure that you’re in a safe place for care.

  • 100% of our Banner physicians can see patients remotely via telehealth video.
  • Virtual waiting rooms are available for all telehealth and in-person physician office visits.
  • Banner clinics have reconfigured waiting-room layouts to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Anyone scheduled for surgery has a COVID-19 test prior to surgery.
  • Banner hospitals have entrances for surgical patients to avoid lobbies or waiting areas with other patients.
  • Patients, employees and visitors at all Banner locations are continuously masked.
  • All employees and visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering facilities.
  • Lobbies and high-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected frequently.
  • At Banner hospitals, all COVID-19 patients are kept in separate and strictly isolated quarters.

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Even the biggest fans of youth sports stars can use some pointers now and then

View more videos about other sports-related conditions and injuries specific to youths.