The Most Common Youth Sports Injuries

Sports injuries in youth athletics are surprisingly high across the U.S. Recent statistics indicate that nearly 3.4 million youth athletes under the age of 14 experience and that 2 million high school athletes experience a sports injury; 30,000 high schoolers require hospitalization for significant sports injuries. In our last blog, we provided basic prevention and …

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Managing Heart Health for American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease kills roughly 610,000 people in the United States annually, which amount to 1 in every 4 deaths. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, but it can be hard to detect, showing minimal signs or symptoms.  For this American …

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How are Athletic and Sports-related Injuries Assessed and Treated?

Sports-related injuries are acute or chronic injuries that affect elite and amateur athletes alike. Many of these injuries tend to stem from minor trauma to muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons.  Contusions, sprains, and strains are common injuries suffered by athletes in general, but there are serious injuries, like a head injury, that athletes could also be …

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Flu Prevention Tips to Avoid Illness this Winter

The flu season is ready to peak and your chances of contracting the flu spike during the winter. The flu, or influenza virus, spreads more rapidly in winter since the virus thrives in cold and dry weather rather than hot or humid temperatures. Additionally, the flu is more likely to spread as people stay indoors …

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Drug and Alcohol Safety Tips for Teens: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

On January 22nd, the National Institute on Drug Abuse launches Drug and Alcohol Awareness week to help educate young people and teenagers about the dangers of substance abuse. Local organizations such as schools, recreational groups, clubs, and community centers use this week as a way to teach youth how to make better decisions related to …

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