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How to Stay Safe While Skiing and Snowboarding

How to Stay Safe While Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are expensive, but not having the right equipment can cost you even more if you get injured. And with ski season lasting at least another month, doctors say they are seeing more and more season ending injuries like sprains and strains to the knees and shoulders and fractures, according to Dr. Celeste Quitiquit, a pediatric sports medicine specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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