Are You Concerned that Your Child is Overly Competitive? + MORE

Are You Concerned that Your Child is Overly Competitive? + MORE

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »
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Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athletes will occasionally face the very difficult decision to retire from their sport This complicated and emotionally difficult process should be discussed car.... More »
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? + MORE

“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... More »

Dr. V writer Caleb Hannan talks about the mistakes he, Grantland made + MORE

Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time. His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »

Only Three Types Of Mouth Guards, Right? Think Again! + MORE

Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... More »
Do you ever worry that your child is overly competitive? Does he shut down after a bad game? Is she too hard on herself after making mistakes? Take a few minutes to listen to how to help a child with what I call “Competitive Spirit Syndrome”:        Looking for a better way to…

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In the first quarter of my freshman year at the University of California-Santa Cruz I had a wonderful history professor named William Hitchcock. I loved his lectures, which an earlier chancellor had called “a masterpiece, every one.” But what I really liked was how this professional historian would look at us 18-year-old dummies and call us “historians…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Movement based testing of brain function is a concept that could be used to add objective information in the evaluation of an athlete with a suspected concussion
One company is developing a testing method that bears watching as they go through scientific study to validate their service

The diagnosis of concussion for medical professionals can be tricky, and a determination of proper timing for return to play can also be somewhat subjective…

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How to make friends as an adult? It all looks so simple on television. The couple with multiple children and the best friend neighbors who, of course, are the perfect match of compatibility. In real life, all the grand adventures and quirky hijinks are few and far between. It’s really hard to make new friends we enjoy that are in the same stage of life…

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