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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.

Managing Outdoor Allergies During Summer Sports

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.

Caring for Childhood Fractures

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.

Emergency Preparation in Sports

Emergency Preparation in Sports

Is your team prepared for an unexpected emergency?

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...

KidSports Magazine Youth Sports Day at Kennywood Park, Presented by CoGo’s
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Kennywood Park

Youth sports day at Kennywood is an afternoon of games, contests, activities and entertainment at one of western Pennsylvania's most popular destations.

CoGo's, the Pittsburgh Sports Report...

Breakfast is for Champions
More Americans, especially adolescents, are skipping the most important meal of the day—breakfast. Here are some reasons to include a balanced breakfast in your routine:

More Americans, especially adolescents, are skipping the most important meal of the day—breakfast. Here are some reasons to include a balanced breakfast in your routine:

Break the...

Potential Positives and Negatives of Youth Sport Participation
There are a great many life lessons that can be learned through youth sports. But if negative experiences make kids quit playing, they lose out on any benefits.

The Potential Positives
Structure: Participating in an organized sport adds structure and direction to physical activity, a key element for consistency. Kids...