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As we continue cheering on our Olympians, this Flashback Friday post revisits some previous posts on sports-related injuries, including extreme athleticism in girls, injuries in Special Olympians, and concussions in youth soccer.
Today's Flashback Friday post is just in time for back to school sports- read more for Dr. Arbogast's blog post about managing risks in youth sports.
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) provide round-up of newsworthy items related to child injury prevention at the end of each month.
Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, who shares some insights from her research on current initiatives in the youth soccer world on the appropriateness of heading.
Learn how officials play an important role in preventing injury in youth ice hockey, including concussions, in this informative post.
Watching the elite female athletes during these Olympic games has been beyond exciting. While the often extreme fitness and diet regiments of the athletes may suggest robust health, one topic parents should be aware of is that female athletes, through an imbalance of nutrition and hormones, are at both short- and long-term risk for poor bone health. I reached out to my sports medicine colleague, Naomi Brown, for more perspective.
The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.
Probably along with many of you, our household cheered when the United States won the Women’s World Cup championship last month. Amidst the excitement for the win, however, one moment in the tournament stands out for me- a controversial decision in the USA vs. Germany game to allow two players back into the match following a head to head collision. Regardless of whether that was the correct call, I think it’s important to recognize that when it comes to concussion risk, coaches and clinicians should take a more conservative approach for youth athletes.