Archive | December, 2013

Swimming Safety

A Parent’s Guide to Swimming Safety

Like many sports, swimming has become a year-round sport. The increase in training sessions, weight lifting and cross training is leading to an increase in injuries among swimmers. Following are the most common swimming injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. […]

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Reasons Why Swimmers Get MCL Knee Sprains

A common sudden injury in breaststroke swimmers is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain, which occurs when the knee is forced inward during a breaststroke kick. The breaststroke kick carries a whip-like motion that moves starting at the core down through the legs. Overuse, inadequate warm up, and strength and flexibility imbalance of the hip are a few […]

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Spondylolysis in Young Athletes: Know the Signs

Sports such as cheerleading and swimming put a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension and quick changes of direction. Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are […]

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Swimmers’ Health: 2 Overuse Shoulder Injuries

Swimming can lead to overuse injuries in the arms, elbows and shoulders. Overuse injuries tend to occur when tissue, such as muscles and tendons, is damaged by repetitive motion activities. Without adequate time for recovery, the tissue cannot adapt to the demands placed on it and further damage is likely. Some common overuse shoulder injuries […]

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Transport Services

National Association of Air Medical Services Awards Children’s Transport Service One of the Top in the Nation

Children’s neonatal/pediatric transport team wins national excellence award DALLAS (Dec. 3, 2013) – The Children’s Medical Center neonatal/pediatric Transport team has been awarded the Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence by the National Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). The Award of Excellence is one of the most distinguished awards presented in the field […]

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Children’s Medical Center Receives 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence

Award recognizes excellence and innovation in use of electronic health records DALLAS (Dec. 2, 2013) – Children’s Medical Center was named a 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence winner by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The Nicholas E. Davies Award recognizes excellence in the use of health information technology, specifically the […]

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Rees-Jones Foundation Gives $18.9 Million to Establish Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Medical Center

Multidisciplinary model is first of its kind in Texas DALLAS (Dec. 2, 2013) –The Rees-Jones Foundation has pledged $18.9 million to Children’s Medical Center to establish the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Medical Center, the state’s first center dedicated to the advancement of health for children in the foster system. The mission […]

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