Friday September 19 2014
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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.

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...

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.

Her sister Danielle plays basketball with a similar level of commitment.

While Samantha enjoys her sport, she also enjoys a “sit-down” dinner at home every once in a while – something other...

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.

As relieved as most of us are to have winter’s battles in the rear-view mirror, the sun throws its own artillery at our children. Learning how to manage the heat, and the dangers it can cause, is...