Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MORE

Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MORE
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Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes If you’re ta.... More »
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Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way .... More »
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Middle School: When Coming-of-Age Stories Begin + MORE

Middle school is often linked to that awkward stage of development when young people start to question their confidence and abilities. This occurs as they gain awareness of the world around them and as they compare themselves to friends and classmates. Middle school is also a time of accelerated lea.... More »

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

  The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »
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Why Ankle Sprains Need Rehab + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:   Significant swelling, any bruising, or inability to bear weight might indicate a more severe ankle injury. Get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or s.... More »
This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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 1389814991 737759857 Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
If you live in the U.S. and have even a passing interest in the upcoming Winter Olympics then you’ve seen her by now- Mikaela Shiffrin.  The 18-year-old skier currently living in Colorado has become the youngest American World Cup winner in history…

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Meet Coach Corey H.! Corey is an experienced basketball player out of Sacramento who has coached high school and junior high basketball. He loves basketball and became a coach to stay involved with the sport. He wants to share his knowledge of the game and help athletes reach their goals.
Tell us about your experience with basketball…

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You have probably read a lot already about the new reality television series, Friday Night Tykes (FNT) which premieres tonight on the Esquire Network.  

Like many of those who have weighed in so far, I am troubled, to put it mildly, about what it says about youth football, San Antonio, Texas-style…

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100 years from now, will what you’re doing matter?  This simple question easily puts things into perspective as we go about our daily lives.  It isn’t the car we drive, or the amount of money we have, or even the size of the house we live in that matters- all these things will eventually fade away…

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junior football tournaments 1389814994 105688728 Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MOREThe score is tied, the last seconds are winding down on the clock, and 13 year-old Easton Gamoke finds himself with the ball in his hands.  The biggest problem?  His target is the full length of the court away from him.  With no time to advance the ball further, he launches a baseball throw shot.
Miraculously, the ball goes in and his Winona YMCA Runnin’ Rebels get the win…

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In the NFL we have publicly disclosed injuries, including concussions, so we can (and have) track the numbers that are reported to see if there is a change in outcomes.  Certainly there are flaws with the reporting system as we have discussed many times but at least we can get a set of consistent numbers […]

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You ever find yourself reading something, thinking, “I know that,” and then skimming until you find new information?
What if you could write so that none of your readers ever did that?
Well, you can’t. That’s because there’s no way to know what every one of your readers know…

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