Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports
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The Female Athlete Triad: An Under-recognized Sports Health Disorder

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The Game When My Son Struck out 3 Times, and What I Learned + MORE

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How Proper Gear Boosts Confidence When Coming Back From An Injury

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Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

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 1530654377 1449585100 Lightning Safety For Outdoor SportsBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The summer months are the peak time of year for lightning strikes
If you hear thunder, abandon outdoor practice and go indoors. “If the thunder roars, go indoors”
Outdoor play should not resume for at least 30 minutes after thunder and lightning stops

The end of summer and early fall are some of the busiest times of the year for outdoor sports participation, and unfortunately this is also the time of year with the highest number of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes…

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