Car Tires And Cancer + MORE

Car Tires And Cancer + MORE
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »

The “Mild” Concussion

This post was written originally in 2011, but has been re-posted numerous times, it will continue to be posted until we all get the message… ========== Hogwash!  There is NOTHING mild about a concussion, period.  However media, teams, players and even medical staffs continue to use this nome.... More »

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »
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INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: How Do You Prepare A Survey of A Coach’s Performance? + MORE

From time to time, I receive emails from frustrated parents who feel that their son or daughter’s coach is non-communicative with either the kids or the parents. The coach basically says, “I don’t want to deal with the Moms and Dads. If you have a problem with that, take it up with.... More »
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The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages These infections can hav.... 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
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

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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