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Most Dangerous Sports

Most Dangerous Sports

Playing sports is fun and good for you. Engaging in physical activity helps build muscles and strengthens your heart, for example, and the exercise improves your mood, boosts energy, and helps you sleep better. Sometimes sports can be dangerous, though, and cause injury or even death.   4 Deadly and Dangerous Sports BASE jumping BASE jumping i...

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Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and healthy, but suffering a sports injury can take you out of the game. Some sports are especially dangerous and associated with high injury rates. Sports are incredibly popular. The number of high school kids participating in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,980,886 in 2017-18,...

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Imaging Wins Gold for Evaluating Injuries during the Olympics

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When the chance to compete on the world's largest stage comes only once every four years, athletes are often tempted to power through the pain of injury to achieve their dreams. Sometimes the bet pays off and the athlete wins a place on the podium. At other times, though, competing with an injury causes career-ending long-term damage. On-site imagi...

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January 2018 is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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Winter sports are a great way to have fun and stay in shape. Flying down the ski slopes at 25+ miles per hour or shredding the terrain on a snowboard at more than 20 mph is certainly exhilarating, but it can be dangerous, especially if you hit your head when you crash at those speeds. Hitting your head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), ...

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Sports Concussions Are on the Rise: Defend Your Child Athlete from the Risk and Effects of Concussions (Part 2)

Concerned Football Athlete with Doctor

(This is part 2 of a 2-part series on sports-related concussion injuries) A concussion is an injury to the brain that occurs when the brain "bounces" off the skull. While your skull and a thin protective layer of cushioning fluid provide some degree of protection against minor bumps, they can't protect against a forceful collision with a hard surfa...

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Sports Concussions Are on the Rise: Know How to Protect Your Child Athlete (Part 1)

Doctor examining the left eye of football player for a concussion

(This is part 1 of a 2-part series on sports-related concussion injuries) The 2017 school year is in full swing for many kids across the country, and it's about to begin for millions more. That means plenty of kids will be returning to sports and socializing on the school playground, and unfortunately, it also means they'll be at an increased risk ...

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6 Tips to Keep Your Student Athletes Healthy This Fall

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Every year in the U.S., about 3 million student athletes are seen in emergency rooms seeking care for all sorts of injuries related to their sports. Sports injuries have two primary causes: traumatic injuries caused by falls, contact or similar events, and overuse injuries. In fact, as many as half of all student athlete injuries are due to overuse...

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It's National Youth Sports Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Injury-Free With These 10 Tips

It's National Youth Sports Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Injury-Free With These 10 Tips

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of sports injuries in kids while also helping parents, coaches and student athletes learn how to avoid injuries. First observed in 2001, National Youth Sports Safety Month was established by a devoted mom in Massachusetts whose daughter suffered a devastating ...

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