Cheerleaders with Concussions

Guidelines for Return-to-play Stunting and tumbling put cheerleaders at risk for traumatic brain injuries. In fact, a recent report found that cheerleading is second in concussions behind football. To help coaches and parents determine when a cheerleader can return to cheerleading, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators recently published the first guidelines: Stage 1 – No [...]

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Demi Lovato and the long-term effects of bullying

Demi Lovato, the Disney starlet and singer, is in treatment for emotional and physical issues. By now you’ve probably heard that from your child or seen it on the news. Her representative told the media that the issues Lovato’s being seen for in treatment are some that “she has dealt with for some time. Demi [...]

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Rare diagnosis, even rarer treatment

Around this time last year, Jennifer Matlock noticed that her 14-month-old daughter, Peyton, was showing some concerning signs. Her stomach hurt and there was drainage from her belly button. Jennifer didn’t know if it was a big deal, but she felt like safe was better than sorry, so she took Peyton to see her pediatrician, [...]

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Back in the game

  September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. View a gallery of photos of children with cancer called “For The Moment” that showcases a day in the life of cancer patients and their families – whether at home, their struggles in treatment and through recovery. Matt Burpee, 7, is enjoying first grade and playing soccer [...]

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