By Rosemarie C. Lister, MPH
Preventing sports injuries is a priority for all of us; our children, our teams and our youth organization. To reduce the risk of sports related injury, please review "Helping Kids Stay Safe from Sports Injuries" from The Nation's Health, a publication from The American Public Health Association (APHA), October 2011. The article is available for viewing and as a free PDF download here.
The most reported injury in youth sports is concussions.
Learn more about Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries and other head injuries here. This site contains related links from credible sources along with numerous education and fact sheets. This information provided is to educate us preventing and recognizing the sigs, symptoms and dangers of sports related issues. As stated in the above article recently released from the APHA, "Heed the red flags: If a child appears confused, dizzy, sleepy, has a headache or is vomiting, she or he may have suffered a concussion and should be removed from play and taken to the emergency room."
We hope you find the above links, resources and information useful and helpful. As always, please consult with your doctor whenever you have any questions concerning your child's health and/or injuries.
Together we can work towards reducing the sports related injuries in our community.
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