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Dental Injuries in Youth Sports

Dental Injuries in Youth Sports

Mouth and dental injuries in sports are relatively common. With all the arms, elbows and other projectiles—pucks and balls, even bats and sticks—flying around, young athletes are bound to get struck in the mouth eventually.

Foot and Ankle Injuries in Youth Sports

Foot and Ankle Injuries in Youth Sports

Foot and ankle injuries are common among children and adolescents, particularly those who are very active and participate in organized sports.

Eye Injuries in Youth Sports

Eye Injuries in Youth Sports

Each year in the United States, hospital emergency departments treat more than 40,000 sports-related eye injuries.

Keeping Exercise-Induced Asthma at Bay

Keeping Exercise-Induced Asthma at Bay

Typically, we think about asthma being triggered by smoke, pollen and other environmental factors, but exercise can be a major trigger for many children. In fact, about 80 percent of children with asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise.

Youth Sports and the Toll on Family Life

Youth Sports and the Toll on Family Life

Twelve-year-old Samantha plays soccer almost year round. That means her middle-school season is followed by indoor games and training in the winter, then local recreational leagues in the spring. In the summer, she attends a couple of camps as well.

Handling the Heat When Playing Sports

Handling the Heat When Playing Sports

The sun is at its peak in the sky, which means it is nearing the middle of summer and your kids are most likely outside.

The Scoop on Caffeinated Beverages for Young People
If your child is active in sports, there likely has been or will be a time when they ask for an energy drink or sports drink.

They may have seen their friends drinking one or they believe the ads that say the drink will improve energy, decrease fatigue and improve performance. As a parent you may be weary of how your...

Habitat For Humanity Kids Triathlon
July 19 at South Park and August 9 at North Park

The Kids Triathlon started out as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh but has become so much more than that over the past 13 years.

While it remains Habitat’s major...

Managing Outdoor Allergies During Summer Sports
Warm weather, sunshine and picnics. The tell-tale signs of summer. And sneezing. Unfortunately, outdoor allergies are as sure a sign of summer as beautiful weather.

“We tell certain patients that they are going to have symptoms whenever it is warm outside,” said Brian Schroer, MD, of the Center for Pediatric Allergy at Cleveland Clinic.

The vast...

Caring for Childhood Fractures
While many sports injuries in children are minor sprains and strains, fractures—or breaks—are relatively common in children who are injured playing sports. Children participating in high-impact contact sports such as football and ice hockey are more likely to sustain a fracture.

Most fractures are treated exceptionally well with straightforward techniques, however, the growing skeleton presents unique challenges for treatment. In other words, our kids are not just small...