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October 08, 2015

Two More Fatalities Reported Among High School Football Players

Less than two weeks after a high school quarterback in New Jersey died after suffering a lacerated spleen during a game, two more high school football players have died, bringing the overall fatality count to five this fall.

September 29, 2015

High School Quarterback Dies After Suffering Lacerated Spleen During Game

Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died after suffering a lacerated spleen during a game Friday evening.

July 27, 2015

Baseball Hall of Famer Warns Parents About Dangers of Year-Round Pitching

During his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, legendary Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz offered a warning to parents and youth-athletes about the dangers of year-round pitching.

February 02, 2015

Colorado H.S. Association Establishes Pitch Count for Baseball Pitchers

Starting in the 2016 season, high school baseball pitchers in Colorado will be subjected to strict limits on the number of pitches they're allowed to throw.

November 18, 2014

Researcher Tests Magnet-Based Strategy to Prevent Concussions

Magnets may help slow down helmet-to-helmet collisions enough to reduce concussion risks in athletes.

July 07, 2014

Study Examines Injury Rates Among Middle School Athletes

Middle school athletes are less likely to sustain injuries than their high school or collegiate counterparts, though female student-athletes are at significantly higher risk of mild injury during practices than games.

June 10, 2014

Cheerleading Should Be Classified as a Sport, Nation's Doctors Say

At its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association adopted a policy recommending that cheerleading be considered a sport at the high school and collegiate levels.

May 26, 2014

Pediatrics Academy Recommends Limiting Body Checking in Youth Ice Hockey

Body checking should be restricted to elite levels of boys' ice hockey starting no earlier than age 15, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in a new policy statement.

April 28, 2014

Pediatrics Academy Offers Suggestions to Reduce Youth-Athlete ACL Injuries

With the rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries on the rise among youth-athletes, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers recommendations on how to prevent such maladies.

April 23, 2014

H.S. Basketball Players Suffered 2.5 Million Injuries Over Past Six Years

From 2005-06 through 2010-11, over 1.5 million high school basketball players were treated in emergency departments with basketball-related injuries, and an additional one million were treated by athletic trainers.

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