Car Tires And Cancer + MORE

Car Tires And Cancer + MORE

ESPN Audio boss says something that explains everything: The listener is in charge

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated interviewed Traug Keller, who leads ESPN Audio, for, as the headline puts it, “An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio.” It’s a good interview, with Keller talking about ESPN’s top radio personalities, what the .... More »

Have you Ever Felt the Pain of Politics in Youth Sports?

Have you ever felt the pain of politics in youth sports? If so, you will identify with this mom’s story: My two sons who played football in high school were both what I consider victims of politics. It has soured my taste for kids and sports. When my oldest son was a freshman he was...Read.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

SPORT SAFETY: Getting an Insight on Kids’ Vision

Dr. Don Teig is a Florida-based eye doctor who has dedicated his career to not only providing top-flight eye care to professional athletes in a variety of sports, but has also tried to be on the leading edge of technological advancements with sports and eyesight. In his new book, HIGH PERFORMANCE VI.... More »
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Funny Yogi Berra Quotes: The Best Interview in Baseball

When Joe Garagiola was providing color commentary for Baseball’s Game of the Week, you could be sure that Yogi Berra’s name would come up frequently. Seldom would a game go by without childhood friend Garagiola telling some funny Yogi Berra quotes or stories. Yogi Berra passed away yeste.... More »
If I were the kind of person who felt guilty about things it would be a guilty pleasure of mine to read things like Roy Peter Clark’s Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List at Poynter.org.
I always picture Ernest Hemingway scoffing at me and then punching me in the nose as I perused Clark’s list of tips and tricks, which he advises readers to keep handy near their desk or keyboard…

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Car Tires And Cancer

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flag football tournament 1425427161 276188227 Car Tires And Cancer + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Artificial turf fields continue to grow in popularity, many of these fields use ground-up car tires (crumb rubber) as infill material
Many scientific studies have shown the safety of crumb rubber for use in athletic fields, but some of the research is old
Some health advocates claim there is a link between artificial turf fields and cancer formation
Proving a causal link between crumb rubber infill and cancer formation will be a long-term and difficult task, but at the least some additional study of turf fields could be very helpful

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, our elected representatives have a strong history of taking up populist causes…

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