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May 4, 2017

Relieving shin splints in athletes

If you spend enough time around athletes, you'll most likely observe at least one of them putting ice on their shins after practice. Ask “why,” and the most common answer is, "I have shin splints."” Although it may be a common problem, shin spl...


April 27, 2017

Why playing multiple sports matters

To become an expert at something — especially in sports — conventional wisdom suggests that you dedicate yourself wholly to that sport. But while practice can make perfect, it's important for young athletes to recognize the many advantages of bra...


April 25, 2017

6 nutrition tips to maintain muscle mass

If you do not eat enough, or the timing of your meals is off, you’re on the path to losing muscle mass, depleting energy stores and hitting the proverbial “no energy” wall. Here’s a simple game plan for avoiding this: • Eat breakfast every...


April 19, 2017

Ankle braces add comfort, confidence for athletes of all ages

{Sponsored} Anna Church started playing volleyball at 8 years old. By age 13, she recognized the need for ankle protection and turned to Active Ankle® braces for support. Over the course of a ten-year — and counting — volleyball career, Churc...


March 16, 2017

Four critical vitamins and minerals for athletes

Coaches and trainers often advise athletes to take supplements to meet the demands of workouts and competition. In reality, eating a varied diet is the simplest and most effective way to supply the body with the fuel and nutrients that it requires da...


March 9, 2017

Preventing baseball injuries with specific exercises

Baseball remains an extremely popular sport among youths and adolescents and will likely experience an even greater resurgence following the dramatic 2016 World Series. Baseball, however, also remains a sport that gravitates toward early specializati...


February 23, 2017

Between the Lines: Use caution with concussion statistics

Concussions remain the most important health issue in sports, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Not until we discover more effective and reliable methods for preventing, managing and recovering from traumatic brain injuries. The atten...


February 21, 2017

Maryland concussion bill seeks suspensions for coaches

A proposal in Maryland seeks mandatory suspensions for high school coaches who knowingly put a concussed athlete back into a game. State law already requires a doctor's clearance before athletes return to action following a head injury, and the l...


February 10, 2017

Study: Concussions can impair cardiovascular system

A new study suggests that sports-related concussions can also cause temporary impairment of the cardiovascular system. An article on the study will be published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiolo...


February 8, 2017

N.M. bill would require athletes to learn about brain injuries

A proposal in New Mexico would require that young athletes be educated on the signs and symptoms of brain injuries before they ever step onto a playing field. A state law already requires that coaches learn about brain injuries, but Sen. Bill So...