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4 Tips to Prevent or Lessen Exercise-Induced Asthma

Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it. Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with […]

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Basketball: Know What to Do When Your Athlete Has an Ankle or Knee Injury

According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, ankle/foot injuries are received by approximately 35% of high school basketball players and knee injuries by approximately 11%. Following are some tips on what to know if your child has an ankle or knee injury. Ankle Injuries Ankle sprains are the most common basketball injury and often occur as […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Basketball Safety

Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]

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Dehydration in Young Athletes: Prevention, Signs and Treatment

Athletes are at risk of dehydration if they don’t get enough fluid to replace what is lost through the skin as sweat and through the lungs while breathing. Some of the sports where athletes are most vulnerable to dehydration are basketball and football. Ways to avoid dehydration: To prevent dehydration in young athletes, it’s important […]

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