Health & Safety
More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Studies show that sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. Here are some important injury prevention tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics which can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child.
Health & Safety
A recent article in the New York Times expresses one expert's concern that coaches and parents who press young athletes to drink fluids before, during, and after a practice, whether the athletes feel thirsty or not, may be putting young athletes at risk of drinking too much water, which can result in a dangerous, life-threatening condition called hyponatremia. We wondered what other experts felt about the article's advice, so we asked three of our go-to hydration experts for their thoughts.
Sports
Misconceptions abound among  baseball parents, coaches and players about the reasons for and benefits of Tommy John surgery and the relationship between pitch counts and injury risk.
Health & Safety
Immersion in an ice-water bath is the best way to treat athletes suffering exertional heat stroke say the authors of a 2009 study in the Journal of Athletic Training and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health & Safety
A handy list of ten hydration tips for youth athletes from MomsTeam's Dr. Susan Yeargin.

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