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Sports Performance

Keeping your student athlete safe during COVID-19

There is no doubt this school year is unusual — not only for students in classrooms, but also for those student athletes participating in sports.  If your child or teen plans to participate in sports, it is important to limit the spread of COVID-19 as best as possible. The safest way to achieve this is …

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Is skateboarding safe? How to prevent and treat injuries

In addition to traditional team sports, many young and old alike enjoy individual recreational activities — take golf, cycling, hiking and skateboarding, to name a few. All these activities can be great exercise, but they each also carry their own risks.  As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist injuries, I regularly see the …

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How to get virtual concussion treatment at home

Over the past few months, healthcare providers across the globe were forced to adapt quickly in order to continue caring for our patients in a safe and secure environment amid COVID-19. At the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program, we quickly turned to modern technology to transform the delivery of concussion care.  Months later, we …

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The evolution of concussion treatment

As doctors and researchers, our understanding of concussions continues to evolve. We know much more now than we did even five years go. We now understand that every concussion is different, and that different people will experience concussions in different ways. If you’ve experienced a concussion, here’s what to expect on the road ahead. Bouncing …

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Is your child specializing in a sport too soon?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in early sports specialization for young athletes — kids seem to be settling on a single sport at younger and younger ages. With the increased availability of competitive travel leagues and tournaments, and frequent sports exposure in the media, young athletes are often encouraged to undergo …

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What the color of your urine says about your hydration

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, especially when exercising and especially in the heat. But how do you know if you’re really drinking enough water in proportion to your size and activity level? That’s where the “Pee Chart” comes in. New University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman created the …

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Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. …

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Avoid hoarseness during sporting events

It’s football season! Everyone is excited for fall weather, tailgates and cheering for our favorite teams. But when our team is not doing well, or we disagree with a call made by the referees, passionate cheering may involve yelling and screaming. As eager fans push the limits of their vocal chords, many may struggle with …

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