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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in this country. According to the American Heart Association, SCA claims the lives of over 250,000 people die each year, more than all forms of cancer combined.

Musculoskelatal Injuries Common in Youth Sports

Most of the injuries kids suffer in sports are to their muscles, joints and bones in the form of strains, sprains and fractures. Many are the result of overuse and thus are preventable.

Kids With Chronic Illnesses Can Play Sports, Too

Do you have or have you had a child participating in sports who was or is HIV positive or has some other chrronic medical condition, such hepatitis or Type I diabetes? Has your child been infected with MRSA as a result of his participation in sports? The Infections and Chronic Illness Center will be a place for sharing information on these important topics. We hope you will share what you know with other MomsTeam parents, coaches and club or league administrators. Remember: this is your community!

Female Athletes: Some Gender-Specific Health Concerns

There are at least two major health issues that are unique to female athletes: the female athlete triad and the susceptibility to knee injuries (ACL/kneecap). Studies also suggest a variety of otherdifferences in the rates and types of injuries girls and boys suffer playing sports (for instance, girls appear to be more prone to concussions, from which they take longer to recover).

MomsTeam provides comprehensive prevention and treatment information on injuries to female athletes.

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