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Falls and collisions can often result in an orthopaedic injury. There are two types of these injuries that your children could sustain while at the playground.

One is a traumatic (acute) injury. Traumatic injuries have a known mechanism and are usually characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, pain and loss of function.

10/19/2012 - 09:30
Edward D. Snell M.D.
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways to become inflamed (swollen) and secrete large amounts of mucous. Consequently, there is less airflow to the lung tissue, causing difficulty with breathing, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness.

For some people who have asthma, exercise can exacerbate these symptoms; other people who don’t normally have asthma may experience these symptoms when they exercise.

07/11/2012 - 09:39
By Edward D Snell MD
According to statistics compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine, 300,000 sports- and recreation-related concussions are diagnosed each year. Perhaps more troubling, the group estimates that 85 percent of concussions may go undiagnosed.

More people have become more aware of concussions in general, though, and especially so at the high-school sports level.

06/20/2012 - 13:25
Steve Sampsell
As she weighed her fall-sports options, Brianna Battista thought her biggest challenge was choosing between basketball and soccer, which run concurrent seasons where she lives in Pennsylvania.

Instead, Battista, an active, happy and healthy 14-year-old, really needed to worry about something else—simply...

06/20/2012 - 11:40
Steve Sampsell
So your daughter wants to play sports – with the boys! This issue confronts parents more and more commonly these days. The passing of Title IX in 1972 dictated that schools must provide equal opportunities for both boys and girls in sports participation.

Most schools have attempted to meet this requirement by providing an equal number of sports with some gender-specific differences. Boys get football; girls get field hockey.

11/28/2011 - 20:27
John J. Plosay III MD FACEP
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy.

10/23/2011 - 17:26
Tony DeFazio
Today’s student athletes are spread thin between sports, school, after school jobs and personal lives. These extremely active lifestyles frequently cause complaints of energy drain and fatigue.

As a result, young athletes are drawn to products that claim to increase energy levels and enhance performance.

10/17/2011 - 13:40
Katie Johnson
With children being christened the “Next (Insert Name Here)” so often, sport specialization is occurring at earlier ages. One vital aspect of specialization is weight training. But is it safe for your child to start lifting weights?

“It’s quite safe as long as it’s well supervised.

08/20/2011 - 11:57
Justin Criado
If you've got kids, they've got cuts. No matter how often you tell them to be careful or not to do something, they'll continue to accumulate skinned knees and elbows. But which will heal themselves and which need stitches?

While it's not always obvious, here are some guidelines to follow as you try to decide between the bathroom and the ER:

It needs stitched if it is:

08/20/2011 - 10:27
Tony DeFazio
With summer in full swing, golfers of all handicaps are hitting the links, striving for the unobtainable perfect round.

While golfers may not need to possess the cardiovascular conditioning required for sports such as basketball or soccer—nor do they need to endure the physical assault inherent to collision sports...

07/24/2011 - 15:11
William Greer MD
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