Opening Day Hopes and Dreams

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The Boston Red Sox Home opener is today! This is a big deal for die-hard Red Sox fans. Its truly akin to a National holiday. In fact, it's even talked about in school - at all levels. As our home team boys embark upon their new season, many of our kids are embarking upon their new sports seasons, too. As the weather is warming and teams are organizing, this is the perfect time to remind our … [Read more...]

Bug of the Month: Sprains and Strains

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Technical Names: Sprains, Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries NickNames: twisted arm or leg, thrown joint What it is: a pulling and/or tearing of the soft tissues of a joint, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is the most commonly sprained joint in kids and often sports related. Typical Ages: Any and all ages. Etiology: trauma - intentional and nonintentional, … [Read more...]

Getting Kids Outside

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Sports & Energy Drinks for Teens: water is cheaper & healthier!

Dr. Gwenn on Kids and Energy Drinks

The AAP Committee on Nutrition and Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness released a Clinical Report this week that is important for any parent who had kids in sports or kids who drink sports drinks or energy drinks. The report, Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Adolescents: Are They Appropriate?, puts into perspective not only who should be drinking these drinks but the risks and benefits for … [Read more...]