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How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Avoid Overuse Injuries in School Sports

September 10, 2018
Parents sometimes ask me how to safely develop their child into a great athlete. My response sometimes surprises them. I say, "Don’t specialize too soon". It is not good from an injury risk perspective, and it is not good for long-term athletic development.

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ICYMI July 2018--Soccer's Rise & Overuse Injuries, Smartphones & Teens, Emotional Trauma of Border Separations...and More!

July 31, 2018
Read more for a round-up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.

ICYMI March 2018: Vacant Lots and Crime Rates, Gender Bias in Academic Publishing, Young Children and Political Protests, Digital Sexual Activity and Teens, and more

March 29, 2018
Read more for a roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention from March 2018.

Flashback Friday- Managing Sports Injuries

February 16, 2018
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.

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Managing Risks in Youth Sports- Flashback Friday

August 18, 2017
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.

ICYMI: Blue Whale Challenge, Portable Driving Simulator, Suicide-Related Admissions, Concussion and CTE, Sports-related Overuse Injuries and Heatstroke, Human Trafficking, Great Outdoors

July 31, 2017
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) provide round-up of newsworthy items related to child injury prevention at the end of each month.

Concussions in Youth Soccer: Current Guidelines and Research

January 10, 2017
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.

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Hidden Cost of Extreme Athleticism in Teen Girls

August 17, 2016
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.

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