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CHG-Medicated Soap Helps Prevent MRSA Spread: Study

Using soaps medicated with 4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is more effective in preventing the spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) than non-medicated soaps, says a new study.

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Jane Hoover (Elizabethtown, Pa.) and John Suren (Manassas, Va.)

Coaching today may create pressures and occasional frustrations, but earning the players' lasting respect pays a coach dividends for a job well done long after their memories of other heroes grow dim.

MomsTeam Announces Partnership With USA Baseball

MomsTeam.com® CEO/Publisher Brooke de Lench announced today that it is partnering with USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States, to provide content to USA Baseball's members.

Teaching Accountability: Pick The Right Time

Teaching youth athletes personal accountability for their actions on and off the field is important, but finding the right time to impart that life lesson can be tricky, says a long-time youth baseball coach and author.

Weight Training For Youth Athletes: More to Getting Stronger Than Pumping Iron

In today's hyper-competitive youth sports environment, young athletes are constantly seeking ways to gain an advantage; so much so, in fact, that kids have begun rushing into the weight room in record numbers.  But doing so before laying a sound physical foundation first is a mistake, and one that can often lead to serious long term consequences.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: New York

On September 17, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the state's Concussion Management and Awareness Act, adding the Empire State to the growing list that have enacted strong youth sports concussion safety laws since May 2009.  The law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2012, is more specific and comprehensive than other such laws in a number of respects.

Neuromuscular Warm-Up Reduces Leg Injuries in Female Athletes At Inner-City High Schools

Implementing a coach-led neuro-muscular warm-up for female high school soccer and basketball players at predominantly low-income, inner city schools is an extremely cost-effective way to reduce the number of non-contact leg injuries, including ACL injuries, among an under-served, at-risk population, a new study finds.

Report Reveals Epidemic of Obesity Among Children With Special Needs, Outlines Solutions

Children with special needs are far more likely to be overweight or obese than their counterparts according to "Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs," the second in a series of groundbreaking reports produced by AbilityPath.org, an online resource and social community for parents and professionals serving the needs of adults and children with disabilities.

NFHS Launches First Rules Application for Mobile Devices

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which has written and published playing rules for high school sports throughout its 91-year history, has released its first rules application for mobile devices for high school basketball. 

Injury Time: One Mom's Not So Surprising Reaction

The play is over, and the football players in the pile all get up, except for one.  One mom's story of what happened next may not be so surprising.
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