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Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Heat & Your Young Athlete

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I just can’t keep quiet anymore, it is just too hot in much of the country to allow students to play football, band, cheerleading, cross country or any other activity that requires being outdoors. (more…)

Sports Drinks or Water?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

The AAP Committee on Nutrition and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness released a report outlining the use and misuse of sports drinks and energy drinks among children and adolescents. (more…)

Deadly Combination; Extreme Heat and Overweight Athletes.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Football season usually means cooler weather and exciting times for high school and college age kids. This year though, the extreme heat is not only causing great concern among parents, students and coaches- it’s been responsible for at least 3 deaths. (more…)

No More Energy Drinks for Your Kids

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Last week, we discussed the new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics outlining the use of sports and energy drinks.  So, what exactly is an “energy” drink? (more…)

Electrocardiograms Could Save Teen Lives

Monday, May 9th, 2011

You’ve read the stories. A teenager suddenly dies during a basketball game, a football game, after running track- now a new study suggests that thousands of teen lives could be saved by doctors recommending that teens have electrocardiograms. (more…)

Dehydration And Summer Fun

Monday, April 18th, 2011

With warmer weather and daylight lasting into the late evening, many children are taking advantage of this time to run, play and participate in sports. It’s also a good time for parents to brush up on the signs of dehydration. (more…)

Sledding Accidents

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

With another major snowstorm hitting most of the East Coast and blanketing the south in ice, it seems like there will be several more “snow days” with children (and their parents) home from school. (more…)

Parents Need To Take Concussions Seriously

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I have blogged previously about the latest recommendations concerning concussions and restrictions on activity after sustaining a  concussion. This subject has been in the news a great deal lately, not only within the medical community, but also within the NFL and other major sports groups. (more…)