Buyer Beware: Part III (Unequal Technologies Up To Its Old Tricks Again) + MORE

Buyer Beware: Part III (Unequal Technologies Up To Its Old Tricks Again) + MORE
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Coach Spotlight Series: Lauren Richards + MORE

The ever-so popular Coach Spotlight Series is back for another round! We’re headed back outdoors and to the pitch this week as we interviewed Lauren Richards, a superstar soccer coach from Frisco, Texas. Coach Lauren is one of our top soccer coaches in the country, so we wanted her to impart s.... More »

How to be a Good Sports Parent

We all know what makes a bad sports parent. They yell at their kids during games and argue with the ref or coaches. But what comes to mind when you think of a good sports parent? How they act on the sidelines is one indication, says Sue Shellenbarger, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal who writ.... More »
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Can Sports Improve Young Athletes’ Self-Esteem? + MORE

Do Sports Help Self-Esteem? A sports parent writes: “My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »

TRENDS: More on the Next Generation of Sports Parents

I had no idea that last Sunday’s “Sports Edge” show on what the Next Generation of Sports Parents would generate the response that it did. In sum, we had by far and away more phone calls on WFAN and more hits on Askcoachwolff.com to this topic that any other topic that I’ve c.... More »
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King-Devick Test: MomsTEAM Has Championed From The Start + MORE

In a  March 11, 2015  "Well" blog  New York Times health reporter, Gretchen Reynolds, reported on a new study by NYU researchers, including Laura Balcer, a member of MomsTEAM Institute's Board of Advisors, about the use of a simple, rapid, and inexpensive visual test called King-D.... More »
A long piece on CJR.org argues that Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect.
The piece is tied to coverage of the Fareed Zakaria case. The problem, writes David Uberti, is “that journalists have continuously grappled not only with the definition of plagiarism, but also how to respond to it…

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I was scanning my Inbox this morning when an email from Medco Sports Medicine caught my eye promoting the Unequal® Gyro Helmet Liner and Unequal® SOLO Helmet Liner with the claim, in big capital letters, that "HELMETS WITH UNEQUAL® PREDICT A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RISK OF CONCUSSIONS."
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national youth football championships 1416410811 1407225058 Buyer Beware: Part III (Unequal Technologies Up To Its Old Tricks Again) + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

High ankle sprains happen with body rotation, such as being tackled with the foot planted at the same time as changing direction
Most mild and moderate high ankle sprains are treated without surgery
Expect return to play to take longer than common ankle sprains- typically 6 to 12 weeks for young athletes, depending on the sport

We’ve recently written about the usefulness of ankle bracing in reducing the risk of common ankle sprains with basketball…

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