Preparticipation Sports Physicals: Not Foolproof

Preparticipation Sports Physicals: Not Foolproof

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A preparticipation sports physical (PPE) is designed to assess for conditions that put an athlete at risk for serious harm or even death. It also provides the opportunity to educate athletes, parents, and guardians about the risks and benefits of sports participation, and, since it is the only exposure many teens have to medical care, should be used to provide lifestyle advice to adolescents who are not receiving regular medical care…

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