athletes

A gymnast performs on the high bar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sidelined

Infectious Mononucleosis: Know the Risks Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, sidelines high school athletes every year. Kids who play sports aren’t more susceptible to the disease. Instead, adolescent competitors are at a greater risk for one of the illness’s serious complications
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Ice hockey players should dress in layers, use the proper equipment and wear helmets to avoid injuries. (Photo: angel-beil/Instagram)

Use Your Head

Know Concussion Signs for Winter Sports Winter sports are underway, and with a recent increase in national attention on the possible dangers of head trauma for athletes, it is important for coaches, parents and players to recognize symptoms of a concussion and also help lessen
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A woman lying on a table using a band to do leg stretches while a male physical therapist looks on. (Photo: Getty Images)

Proactive Prevention

Consider Physical Therapy Before Injures Both professional and amateur athletes often end up in physical therapy after an injury. But recently, there has been a shift toward proactive physical therapy, as it can help correct imbalances to prevent injury and improve athletic
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