Physical Activity, Sports, and Head Injuries

If you or a family member is involved in a contact sport like football, soccer, wrestling, or basketball, chances are you know something about concussions. But, did you know that even one concussion may have serious, short-term and long-term consequences for your brain?

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Barefoot and Minimalist Running: What You Need to Know

Barefoot and minimalist running are the new crazes in the running world, but can you really run faster, longer, and with fewer injuries by shedding your shoes? Find out the benefits and risks of barefoot running to see if it is really a good option for your workout.

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Making Baseball Safer for Kids

It isn’t surprising that children who play contact sports are at a greater risk for injury than children who don’t play them. Baseball players in particular risk several types of injuries. These can result from “overuse” or a single incident where a player gets hurt.

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Girls and Sports

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness recently published a review of the research and information about female athletes. The article summarizes information about eating disorders, menstrual problems, and bone mineral density.

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