All Articles by Lindsey Barton Straus, JD

Reducing Your Child's Screen Time: Eight Simple Ways

Reducing your child's screen time in front of televisions and computers is one of the easiest ways to improve your family's health.  Here are  eight simple ways to limit screen time to help crank up your kids' energy, re-charge their minds, and improve their health.

Protein-Rich Breakfasts May Help Obese Teens Manage Weight

New research in adolescents demonstrates that a protein-rich breakfast, containing eggs, improves appetite control and additional research shows that a higher protein diet may help obese adolescents manage weight.

Per Inning Pitch Count: More Important Than Total Pitch Count?

Little League and USA Baseball have focused in recent years on total pitch counts and rest periods between pitching outings as ways to reduce the number of pitching injuries.  Some baseball experts believe, however, that removing pitchers from games based on the number of pitchers they throw per inning and/or when they  exhibit certain signs of fatigue will do more to protect the arms of young pitchers than total pitch count limits.

Dr. Susan Yeargin, Top Sports Hydration and Heat Illness Expert, Joins

Susan Yeargin, Ph.D, ATC, has joined as its new hydration and heat illness expert. Dr. Yeargin is Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Department at Indiana State University. An expert on child and adolescent hydration and heat illness, she is the author or co-author of sixteen peer-reviewed journal articles, and has made over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.

Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD Joins as Nutrition Expert today announced that Nancy Clark, an internationally-known sports nutritionist, has become the website's new nutrition expert.

Concussion Safety Laws in Place In Every State

Forty-nine states have enacted a so-called Zackery Lystedt concussion safety law since May 2009.  Wyoming has enacted a weak concussion safety law, and the high school athletic association in Arkansas has rules that mirror the concussion laws of other states..

Anticipating Body-Checks May Reduce Youth Ice Hockey Concussion Risk: Study

Teaching youth hockey players to anticipate collisions by using the "ready" position may reduce the risk of concussions in hockey, say the authors of a first-of-its-kind study of head impact severity among youth ice hockey players.  The study is reported in the June 2010 journal Pediatrics.

Consistent Use of Updated Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form Is Goal of Coalition

The PPE Campaign and Coalition for Youth Sports Health and Safety will promote the widespread adoption and consistent use of an updated preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) form for U.S. student-athletes. The coalition counts as founding partners leading medical organizations, sports governing bodies and other groups, including MomsTeam.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball: Prevention Tips

Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on ways to reduce overuse injuries in youth baseball.

Honest Self-Reporting Of Concussion Symptoms Critical

Honest self-reporting by athletes of concussion signs and symptoms, both their own and those of their teammates, and not returning to play until all symptoms have cleared both at rest and with exercise is critical for the short- and long-term health of youth and high school athletes.