All Articles by Lindsey Barton Straus, JD

Obese Children Bullied More Often: Study

A new study shows that being obese, in and of itself, makes it more likely that a child will be the victim of school bullying, increasing the risk that the child will experience depression, anxiety, and loneliness.  Steps to address bullying and obesity at the individual, school and community level are badly needed, the study says.

Ankle Brace Reduces First-Time Sprains in High School Volleyball, Study Finds

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in high school volleyball, and the most common acute injury. A new study, however, suggests that volleyball players who wear ankle braces can reduce the risk of first-time ankle sprains, with rigid or semi-rigid braces more effective for girls.

Daily Pitch Limits: USA Baseball, Little League Rules Are The Same, But Only Little League's Are Mandatory

Although pitch limits and rest periods for Little League Baseball and USA Baseball are now the same, Little League's are mandatory, while USA Baseball's are only recommended.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 21 to 27

Most people know that eating disorders can be life-threatening.  What most people don't know is that eating disorders cause more deaths annually than all other mental and emotional health conditions combined.  That's why the Chicago-based Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) have designated the week of February 21 to 27, 2010 as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. 

Concussion Knowledge Needed In Minor League Hockey

A Canadian study of minor league hockey found that serious misconceptions existed among players, athletes, coaches and parents when it came to understanding the signs and symptoms of concussion and its treatment. 

Should Concussion Be Called Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Instead?

Labeling a child's head injury a "concussion" may convey the wrong message to parents, athletes and athletic trainers about its seriousness, say the authors of a 2010 Canadian study.

Managing Asthma in Sports

Asthma and exercise-induced asthma (EIA) among athletes are common, but athletic performance need not be hindered if your child takes an active role in controlling the condition and follows good practice and control measures.  Indeed, if your child has asthma, he or she should be encouraged  to exercise as a way to strengthen muscles, improve respiratory health, enhance endurance, and otherwise improve overall well-being. 




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PEP Warm-Up Exercises Reduce Female ACL Injury Risk

Following a specially-designed warm-up regimen before sports measurably improves muscle strength and flexibility and corrects biomechanical imbalances blamed for the epidemic of anterior cruciate injuries among female athletes.