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Bringing Family Together With Video Games

Bringing Family Together With Video Games

As time has drifted on, the characteristics of a family have slowly changed. From the era when mother, father and children all sat at the dinner table together, played board games and crossword puzzles and watched their favorite television show as a single unit to the present, when families have so many different activities that […] Read More

How an Outfield-Wall Collision Changed One Baseball Player’s Life

How an Outfield-Wall Collision Changed One Baseball Player’s Life

“The wall won.” That’s how retired Chicago White Sox minor-leaguer Greg Shepard recalls the life-changing night in 2000 when he violently crashed into the left center field wall while trying to run down a fly ball. Most people would’ve done exactly what his then-wife implored — rush to an emergency room — when he woke […] Read More

Adult Kickball: The Playground Game Grown Up

Adult Kickball: The Playground Game Grown Up

For fun and exercise, many adults are embracing a favorite childhood pastime, kickball. But while the idea of the game remains the same -; players kick a large red ball, then try to make it around three bases -; adult kickball brings fun and socializing to the game and even raises money for local charities. […] Read More

Youth Program Helps Buck Unhealthy Trend

Youth Program Helps Buck Unhealthy Trend

Research shows that as American children age, they become less active — adolescents exercise less and eat more unhealthy foods than younger children. But one program is helping adolescents, especially girls, buck this trend. Triple Play was created in 2005 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods Inc., […] Read More

Taking Care on and off the Sports Field

Taking Care on and off the Sports Field

It’s one of the unfortunate truths of our obsession with sports: Coaches don’t normally get much credit unless they take their teams all the way to a title. And yet, there actually still are some coaches — let’s call them the good guys — who view at least a part of their jobs as helping […] Read More

Sports Safety: Not Just for the Home Stretch

Sports Safety: Not Just for the Home Stretch

You know that your child should wear safety equipment for the big game. But do you practice equal vigilance at your child’s practice? If you don’t, you’re not alone. According to Safe Kids USA, 33 percent of parents take more safety precautions for games, even though 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries happen at practice. […] Read More

Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game — No Pencil Required

Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game — No Pencil Required

“To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser.” Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who’ve reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now. “If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there’s little they […] Read More

Crowdfunding’s Latest Effort: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Crowdfunding’s Latest Effort: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Want to really do something to keep kids from being hurt playing sports? Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) has teamed up with GlobalGiving — the largest global crowdfunding site for nonprofits — to help advance one of its key goals: hosting community workshops across the country to better educate young athletes, their parents […] Read More

A New Playbook for an Innovative Edge

A New Playbook for an Innovative Edge

If the man who invented an insulin pump, the iBOT wheelchair and the “Luke Arm” prosthesis can’t stop the controversy over whether America has lost its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), then perhaps no one can. Whether successful or not, inventor and not-for-profit FIRST founder Dean Kamen is giving it his […] Read More

Heel Pain in Young Athletes: A Warning Sign

Heel Pain in Young Athletes: A Warning Sign

Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports. And for many of them, heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons advises that, when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly, because it may be a warning sign […] Read More

Making Headway Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

Making Headway Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

Despite the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions among athletes and service members, the road to diagnosis and prevention is an unpaved one riddled with obstacles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report more than 1 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. every year, striking middle-schoolers and professional football players alike. Concussions […] Read More

Bringing Chiropractic Care to the Little Leagues

Bringing Chiropractic Care to the Little Leagues

30 million to 40 million. That’s how many children are involved in organized sports in the course of one year, according to The Center for Kids First. In fact, for many moms and dads, playing on a football, soccer or Little League team is an important rite of passage for children. However, some parents are […] Read More

Nonprofit Seeks to Bring Attention to Preventing Sports Injuries

Nonprofit Seeks to Bring Attention to Preventing Sports Injuries

It’s considered a “silent epidemic” and it’s threatening our nation’s youth. We’re talking about sports-related injuries. Every day nearly 8,000 young athletes sustain injuries bad enough to send them to an emergency room, and, if that’s not upsetting enough, take a look at these statistics from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Centers for […] Read More

Tips to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Team Sports

Tips to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Team Sports

According to one survey of 2,185 children conducted by The Women’s Sports Foundation and  Harris Interactive, kids who played sports or who participated in activities like frisbee, camping and hiking felt healthier and more confident about their bodies than those who did not. Other studies demonstrate that children active in sports perform better in school […] Read More

Chiropractic Care May Offer Solution to NBA Injuries

Chiropractic Care May Offer Solution to NBA Injuries

Clearly, a sport that requires tremendous power and speed will lend itself to injuries. And so it is with basketball. In fact, if you go by sheer numbers alone, basketball is the most injury-prone sport of any in the nation — with the latest 2010 data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showing its […] Read More

Minor Leaguer Caught New Dream After Outfield Collision

Minor Leaguer Caught New Dream After Outfield Collision

When Chicago White Sox minor-leaguer Greg Shepard remembers his life-altering sports injury in 2000 where he slammed into the left centerfield wall chasing a fly ball, his words are simple. “The wall won.” The next morning, Shepard woke up virtually paralyzed. “I couldn’t lift my body out of bed, turn my head or move my […] Read More

Chiropractic Offers Athletes Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic Offers Athletes Drug-Free Pain Relief

Student athletes admire and emulate the pros in their sports. Unfortunately, this mimicry may extend to the abuse of painkillers to avoid injury and enhance performance. One recent study found that approximately half (53 percent) of college-student athletes reported using medications to enhance performance, and another study of high-school-student athletes found that 12 percent of […] Read More

Free or Low-Cost Health Coverage Helps Kids Get in the Game

Free or Low-Cost Health Coverage Helps Kids Get in the Game

Each fall, school and community athletic fields are filled with four-year-olds taking their first kick at a soccer ball and high-school seniors practicing in hopes of reaching the state championship football game. At every age, children who play sports learn lessons about teamwork and the value of both winning and losing. According to the Centers […] Read More

Get Your Kids Into the Game

Get Your Kids Into the Game

When it comes to improving academic performance, boosting self-esteem and teaching social skills, few things beat team sports. Sports give kids the opportunity to get attention and respect, and to use the natural skills that come with youth, like speed and coordination. According to one survey of 2,185 children conducted by The Women’s Sports Foundation […] Read More

Balance Technology With Outdoor Play Time for Healthier Kids

Balance Technology With Outdoor Play Time for Healthier Kids

Many children are too busy tweeting to go outside and hear a real tweet. Kids today spend an average of seven hours per day using electronic media but only four to seven minutes outside in unstructured outdoor play time. “The importance of media in today’s world is indisputable, but a sky’s-the-limit approach to technology can […] Read More

Instead of a Sports Fan, Become a Sports Participant

Instead of a Sports Fan, Become a Sports Participant

It’s home run time. From spring training through the World Series in October, baseball fans are glued to their flat screens. Vascular surgeon David H. Stone, M.D., encourages arm chair enthusiasts to get into the game. “Find your favorite summertime sports pastime, and give your vascular system a great workout.” As a member of the Society for […] Read More

Tips to Keep Athletes Safe on and off the Field

Tips to Keep Athletes Safe on and off the Field

Basketball and bicycling rank highest for injuries among recreational sports, causing 1.5 million accidents per year. Baseball, soccer and softball follow, each with almost half a million injuries yearly, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.Whether you’re upping your own practice schedule or you’re a parent of a student athlete headed back to school, heeding […] Read More

Community Workshops Focus on Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Community Workshops Focus on Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

As a parent, you want to prevent your kids from being hurt playing sports. Now you can. Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) has teamed up with Global Giving — the largest global crowdfunding site for not-for-profits — to help advance one of its key missions: hosting community workshops across the country to better […] Read More

Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps

Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps

As the high school and college football seasons heat up, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is encouraging parents, coaches and athletes to refresh their knowledge on helmet safety and safe play.Keep these three simple steps in mind:1. Know Your Helmet There are no concussion-proof helmets. No football helmet completely prevents […] Read More

Amateur Athletes Seek Non-Opioid Pain Relief

Amateur Athletes Seek Non-Opioid Pain Relief

They may not make those “Agony of Defeat” sports reels, but amateur athletes get injured all the time. Maybe it’s from an awkward golf swing. Or maybe it’s from not warming up or stretching before an event. Whatever the cause, though, there’s one scary thing they have in common with the pros. “The reality is […] Read More

Simple Steps to Reduce Sports Injuries

Simple Steps to Reduce Sports Injuries

Basketball and bicycling rank highest for injuries among recreational sports, causing 1.5 million accidents per year. Baseball, soccer and softball follow, each with almost half a million injuries yearly, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Whether you’re upping your own practice schedule or you’re a parent of a student athlete headed back to school, […] Read More

Keep Gnats From Becoming A Pain in the Neck

Keep Gnats From Becoming A Pain in the Neck

It’s home run time. From spring training through the World Series in October, baseball fans are glued to their flat screens. Vascular surgeon David H. Stone, M.D., encourages arm chair enthusiasts to get into the game. “Find your favorite summertime sports pastime, and give your vascular system a great workout.” As a member of the Society for […] Read More

Athletes Face Concussions

Athletes Face Concussions

Notice how many professional athletes have been sidelined lately by concussions? Experts have, and — with the problem also affecting youth sports from soccer to bicycling to football — they’re labeling it “a national epidemic.” “Not only are most athletes susceptible to concussions from collisions, but in pro hockey alone there are more than 50,000 […] Read More

4 Things to Bring With You to Enjoy Any Sporting Event

4 Things to Bring With You to Enjoy Any Sporting Event

How ‘bout them Cowboys?! As pre-season gets into full swing and America gears up for the upcoming football season, sports fans are prepping their barbecues and coolers for tailgating and partying to celebrate the country’s most popular sport. Indeed, the end of summer is signaled by cooler weather, the start of football and the close […] Read More

Community Workshops Focus on Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Community Workshops Focus on Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

As a parent, you want to prevent your kids from being hurt playing sports. Now you can. Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) has teamed up with Global Giving — the largest global crowdfunding site for not-for-profits — to help advance one of its key missions: hosting community workshops across the country to better […] Read More

Nonprofit Seeks to Bring Attention to Preventing Sports Injuries

Nonprofit Seeks to Bring Attention to Preventing Sports Injuries

It’s considered a “silent epidemic” and it’s threatening our nation’s youth. We’re talking about sports-related injuries. Every day nearly 8,000 young athletes sustain injuries bad enough to send them to an emergency room, and, if that’s not upsetting enough, take a look at these statistics from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Centers for […] Read More

Win the NCAA Tournament

Win the NCAA Tournament

president Barack Obama (remember saying that?) has revealed his annual March Madness brackets, and he’s picking the No. 3 seeded Michigan State Spartans to go all the way. In the women’s tournament, he’s got the UConn Huskies—a team that’s won six of the last 10 national championships—taking home the trophy. But before you go and […] Read More

Tell Basketball Players to Stay Out of Politics

Tell Basketball Players to Stay Out of Politics

Ray Allen is the NBA’s three-point king. His 2,973 treys are more than anyone who’s ever played—a feat he managed while shooting 40 percent from deep. With the Miami Heat, Allen cashed in one of the greatest three-point field goals of all time when he splashed one from deep in the corner, with a hand […] Read More

Come Back to Haunt Him

Come Back to Haunt Him

there was an internet joke a few years back about what to do in the case of an emergency. Printed on t-shirts, and popping up on shows like Parks and Recreation and American Dad, it goes like this: If I die, please delete my browser history. The reality is, when someone dies, we usually cut them slack. It’s when […] Read More

Basketball Revolutionary

Basketball Revolutionary

stephen Curry is a revolutionary figure in the land of basketball. While LeBron James remains the king of the realm, a consensus is building that Curry, and the Golden State Warriors team built around him, have fundamentally changed the game. Along the way, they’ve overwhelmed James’ Cavaliers in two of the last three NBA Finals. […] Read More

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