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 … Continue reading Is your child specializing in a sport too soon?
Although concussions happen in an instant, they can have a lasting impact on a young athlete. In a moment of collision, your brain is susceptible to great trauma. A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. … Continue reading 4 ways to help your athlete avoid a concussion
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 … Continue reading What the color of your urine says about your hydration
From Pop Warner to the NFL, concussions and head injuries have replaced broken bones and torn ACLs as the top concern of many football moms, dads and players. In this Hangout, Roger Khetan, M.D., Cherese Wiley, M.D., and Jason Wander, M.D., physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, joined Mark Barisa, neuropsychologist … Continue reading WATCH: This Might Keep Your Young Athlete Out of Sports