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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.

April 14, 2014

Higher-Income Youth-Athletes Found More Likely to Suffer Overuse Injuries

Youth-athletes from higher-income families are 68 percent more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries compared to lower-income athletes, according to a new study.

April 10, 2014

Sports Surgeon Warns Against Year-Round Baseball for Youth-Athletes

Dr. James Andrews suggested in an interview that year-round baseball is the No. 1 cause for the rise in baseball pitchers of all ages undergoing Tommy John surgery.

March 25, 2014

Jury Exonerates Riddell From Blame in Student's Football-Injury Lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury last week found football-helmet maker Riddell not responsible for a head injury suffered by a former student-athlete while wearing one of the company's helmets.

March 15, 2014

Paralyzed Teen Athlete Lands ESPN Host Michelle Beadle as Prom Date

A former Minnesota high school hockey player who was left paralyzed after severing his spinal cord during a game in late 2011 will be the star of his prom this spring.

January 13, 2014

Study Examines Shoulder-Injury Rates Among High School Student-Athletes

From the 2005-06 through 2011-12 school years, U.S. high school athletes who participated in football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, and softball sustained an estimated 820,691 shoulder injuries.

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