A study by researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found women on the birth control pill are less likely to suffer ACL injuries. (Photo: The Soccer Mom Manual)

Birth Control Benefits

Birth Control Pill May Lessen ACL Injuries Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women who take the birth control pill, which lessens and stabilizes estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, according to an
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Mo'ne Davis, a Little League Baseball pitcher from Philadelphia, was the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. (Photo: People)


Overuse Injuries More Common in Youths From Little League players injuring their elbow ligaments to soccer and basketball players tearing their ACLs, sports injuries related to overuse are becoming more common in younger athletes. Dr. Matthew Silvis, medical director for primary
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Aliya Mustafina of Russia gets assistance after suffering from an injury at the vault. (Photo: Gero Breloer/AP)

Preventing ACL Injuries

Girls 3-6 Times More Prone to Injuries With the growing number of children participating in competitive sports, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, of the knee are on the rise in young athletes. According to athletic trainer and physical therapist John R.
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