• What's a PPE?

    Similar to your yearly well checkā€“up with your physician, this yearly sports screening evaluation (usually required by the schools) tries to help keep kids safe while playing sports. The real focus of this visit is targeted questions related to certain heart conditions (that you may not know you have) that could lead to sudden cardiac death. Although uncommon, sudden death does occur in young athletes each year due to undiagnosed medical conditions (usually heart problems).

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  • Drink, Drink, Drink!

    As fall sports ramp up, please remember to hydrate! This is especially important during double days and during work-outs while wearing sports equipment like pads and helmets.

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  • Energy Drinks vs. Sports Drinks: What you should know

    As a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the California Interscholastic Federation on High School Sports, we had our semi-annual meeting in Los Angeles this week.

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  • Youth Football : To Hit or Not to Hit?

    So I have been humbled by 2 recent national news invitations to give my opinion on youth football hitting and concussion risk.

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  • Bone Health in Young Athletes

    Building and maintaining strong bones is crucial for children and young athletes. By the time children reach the age of 18, more than 80 percent of their bones have reached full development.

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