Author: Lora Scott MD

  • Lora Scott MD

    Lora Scott, MD, is the medical director for primary care sports medicine at Dayton Children's. Her blog includes relevant topics for athletes of all ages on sports nutrition, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

6 tips to prevent heat exhaustion and stroke

My phone just notified me of a heat advisory for the area, just as football and other sports are gearing up for the fall. This is a recipe for disaster. I used to do triathlons and work with athletes in … Continue reading

Are sports physicals and well-child checkup the same thing?

It’s that time of year again. Kids are all getting their sports physicals and camp physicals. Did you know this is not the same thing as the annual well child check? Many people think that the $40 exam and paperwork … Continue reading

Can social media hurt college recruitment?

On paper, everything checks out. John Doe is a model student, making the honor roll every semester. He had perfect attendance through high school. He was active in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He lettered in every sport and broke … Continue reading

5 things to know if your kid plays football

The risks of playing football, and growing concerns related to long-term consequences of concussions, are all over the news and social media right now. Regardless of how you came to the decision, your child is going to play football. How … Continue reading

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