Category: Children’s health

What to drink and eat to beat the heat

Another weekend of baseball has passed. The heat index was near 100 degrees– why are our kids playing ball in this heat? That wasn’t the only sport for us that weekend – we also had swim finals. I have written … Continue reading

The hidden dangers of high school athletics

Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can’t … Continue reading

The secret to getting my kids to exercise

Recently, I came home from work hearing music and laughter coming from the living room. I was soon greeted by sweaty boys. What have you been doing? Yes, we have electronics in our home. Yes, we do have the challenge … Continue reading

The World Cup and women’s knee injuries

By: Dr. Lora Scott – Sports medicine Seeing the USA’s women’s soccer team win the World Cup, as well as the concern when Alex Morgan missed the first few rounds due to injury, gives us a chance to talk about … Continue reading

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