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Skin Infections Highly Contagious in Sports

Skin Infections Highly Contagious in Sports

Skin infections can sound scary, but while they are often contagious, most are not serious. They are fairly easy to treat and even easier to prevent – as long as everyone involved is aware of what to do and what to look for.

Hockey Injuries

Hockey Injuries

The fast-pace, hard-hitting, and high-action intensity of hockey have made the sport more and more popular among American youngsters than ever before.

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.

Distance Running
What to know if your child is interested in distance running

With the availability of video games, numerous television channels and the computer, kids today have plenty of reasons to stay inside. Despite these electronic temptations, more youngsters are...

Vaccinations: a Critical Part of Your Child Athlete’s Health
It’s good for the entire team -- and the community

Most parents trust their pediatricians to steer them in the right direction when it comes to vaccinations. Yet a small percentage resists having their children immunized.

“Giving vaccines...

Back and Spine Injuries
Prevention is easier than you think

Serious or debilitating back and neck injuries in youth sports are not overly common, but they can occur.

More common spinal injuries in young athletes are sprains or strains of the...

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...