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Sports Injuries

WATCH: Freak Injury During Ceremonial First Pitch

AP | By GREG BEACHAM | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg while catching Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch Mon...

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports
Justin Vanderleest

What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?

Are There Genetic Markers for Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.

Aaron Rodgers & The Cracked Collarbone Club

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

He's not the only one who ever broke a collarbone playing football. (Hint. Hint.) ...

When It Comes to Your Kids, Choose to Lose

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Considering I just spent two hours on a soccer field sideline, soggy wool blanket draped over my shoulders while sleet pounded my face and successfully circumvented my winter coat and nestled against my bare skin, I'm perfectly OK with failure.

To Be on Injured Reserve...

David Cleary | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports
David Cleary

At all ages, no athlete wants to take him or herself off the field, and coaches don't want to force them. However, an already difficult situation becomes next to impossible when you add in the ever-compelling element of money.

RG3 Good To Go?

National Football Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III indicated that he's been cleared to practice by doctors ...

Athletes' Recovery From Injury -- Are They Set Up To Fail? Part II

Abby Sims | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

When reporters inform us how long an athlete is expected to be out of action from an injury, they are reporting what they've been told. No one should base a fantasy team or bet the under on these predictions.

Athletes' Recovery From Injury -- Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

Abby Sims | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

It is a story told over and over again across all sports at all levels and in every age group; many athletes return to competition too soon after injury or surgery.

This Teen May Change The Future Of Football Injuries (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.18.2013 | Teen

One 13-year-old from San Diego may have come up with a way to help change the future of football injuries. Inspired after watching a violent football ...

Blackhawks Takes Puck To Face During Game 1

Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

A woman is recovering after being hit by a puck on Wednesday night at the United Center during the Blackhawks' triple overtime win in Game 1 of the St...

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

Better dynamic stability via training in the pre-season will hopefully decrease the amount of ACL injuries over the next season. The key is to make certain the athlete is training properly and aware of landing correctly.

Dancing to the Right

Adria Rolnik | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

One day my knees are the problem, another day my back, some days my hips or feet. As an adult dancer who takes two to three ballet classes a week, I get sick and tired of my never-ending aches and pains, but that's the reality when you're still taking class and you're over 50...

Kids' Dance Injuries On The Rise

Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/29/2013 12:55 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily All the leaps, lifts and turns that ...

Angels in White Lab Coats and Green Scrubs

John McCormick | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Two years ago this month, I experienced every parent's worst nightmare. My 10-year-old son and I were playing catch when I launched the ball in the air. What happened next is still a blur.

Doctor: Hockey Player Left Paralyzed After Brutal Hit

Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports

Ronny Keller, a Swiss ice hockey player for Olten in the NLB league, took a devastating hit in a playoff game on Tuesday night. Doctors treating him s...

NHL Player Hit In Face With Puck

Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports

In a frightening moment that should reawaken the debate over mandatory visors in the NHL, Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a puck to the face. ...

Making High School Sports Safer

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

It starts early in life in Pop Warner, AYSO and Little League. Athletes are taught to ignore pain, be stoic and not jeopardize their chance to play. Long-term health is an abstract concern, off the radar. Playing the next play becomes everything.

Violent Hit Leads To Suspension

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL suspended Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta for five games Monday, its stiffest punishment of the season. The Sab...

NHL Player Stretchered Off After Scary Injury

Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

A startling injury halted a game at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday when Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov fell down hard after chasing a puck ...

Alpine Ski Racing Is One Tough Sport

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One thing that really sets alpine ski racing apart from other sports is the conditions in which you have to train and race.

The Waiting Game

Amanda Dai | Posted 03.27.2013 | Teen
Amanda Dai

Up to that day, waiting was agony. I counted down the days one-by-one, yearning to return to training, and finally I convinced my mom to send me back after promising to only do what I was allowed to.

An Open Letter to RG III

Etan Thomas | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports
Etan Thomas

None of that criticism is worth your health, RG3. You are a special player, but you have to understand that you are not Superman and you do not have to attempt to prove your invincibility to anyone.

N.H. School Board Member Wants To Ban Football

Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

New Hampshire school board member Paul Butler's proposal to ban football from Dover and its schools has surprised and upset the community. Butler, ...