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Preventing Injuries In Winter Sports

According to recent estimates, over 82,000 people will seek medical treatment this coming year for injuries suffered while skiing, 62,000 will be injured playing hockey, 37,000 snowboarding, and 25,000 while sledding. Over 270,000 Americans are expected to visit hospital emergency rooms after suffering winter sports-related injuries this year. Most are preventable.

Fighting For Change in a Local Soccer Club: A Letter to the Club's President About the Effect of Cutting

Several years ago, my triplet sons tried out for the travel soccer club in our town. Two of my sons were wait-listed for no apparent reason, along with over sixty other boys who had previously been in the program.

Back To School Safety Prevention Tips

When kids return to school, it is imperative that we get our families' house in order as it relates to recreational and organized sports activities. Over 12 million student athletes between ages 5 and 22 will sustain a sports-related injury this year. Students will lose twenty million school days as a result of an injury related either to sports or recreational activities.

Sports-Related Eye Injuries Common, Preventable

Shatterproof goggles and face shields can reduce the number of eye injuries in children playing in sports such as baseball, basketball and other sports

Setting Boundaries Preventing Abuse And Harassment: At A Pre-Season Meeting

The benefits of setting boundaries - physical, social, and sexual - at the pre-season meeting are numerous, say experts.

Cut From The Team

It is very disappointing not to be chosen for the team for which your child has tried out. Whether your child has been cut from a school, club or league team, it is just plain painful not to be selected...

Asthma Shouldn't Rule Out Kids From Sports

Nearly 5 million children in this country suffer from asthma. Without immediate treatment to keep a child's airways from constricting, asthma can be fatal.
Despite the risks, asthma
shouldn't keep your child out of sports. With proper precautions, they
can play, as long as parents follow safety tips.

Muscle, Tendon Strains: Symptoms, Types, Severity and Treatment

A strain is a twist, pull and/or tear of a muscle and/or tendon. Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to bone. Strains and sprains are among the most common sports injuries.

Shin Splints: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Shin splints are an inflammation of the tendons attaching the shin muscles to the
tibia (shin bone) and are common in sports involving a lot of running like track and field, soccer, basketball and lacrosse.  There are various ways to prevent and treat shin splints.

Football Leads in Concussions, Catastrophic Injuries

Football is still responsible for the majority of concussions at the
high school level and the highest concussion rate.

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