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Sports medicine stats: Youth sports and quitting

According to the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, nearly 30 million children participate in youth sports each year in the United States. Unfortunately, statistics also show that over 70 percent of those children no longer take part in organized youth sports by the time they reach the age of 13.Continue Reading

Is 6 months long enough to recover from football?

A new study examines the changes seen in the white matter of football players’ brain before the season, immediate after it, and after six months of rest.
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Episode 139: What are the common lacrosse injuries, and how can players prevent them?

What are the common lacrosse injuries, and how can players prevent them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett, and Barcelona striker Neymar. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Social media Saturday: Brainstorm topics for your blog

This one exercise will help you quickly figure out if you have something to say as you prepare to start a blog, video posts and more.Continue Reading

Healthy athlete tip: Watch for signs of burnout in young athletes

We usually think burnout is a problem adults face but it can also be an issue for kids too, and sports are often involved. Keeping an open line of communication with kids before they quit playing altogether is vitally important.Continue Reading

What is causing the spike in Tommy John injuries?

Is the apparent rash of Tommy John surgeries early this season in Major League Baseball a real concern? Is there any measure that professional teams can take to decrease these injuries? Can the athletes themselves take steps to avoid these injuries?Continue Reading

Sports medicine stats: Baseball participation

Every year in the United States, approximately 15 million children and adults play organized baseball. This number includes 5.7 million children in eighth grade or lower.Continue Reading

Tips to prevent eye injuries in sports

With April serving as Youth Sports Safety Month, we look for steps to lower the risks of injuries for children in all sports. The American Academy of Ophthalmology points out that a large number of eye injuries occur to young people in sports. Decreasing these eye injuries would be a significant step to keeping kids safe.
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Episode 138: Why are preparticipation physicals so important?

Why are preparticipation physicals so important and who should be getting them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Social media Saturday: How can you pick a theme for your content?

Ask yourself these two questions to help you pick subject matter for your blog, videos and other social media content that can benefit your readers and keep you motivated to write.Continue Reading

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