Baseball or Softball Health News

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11/17/2017
10/31/2017
10/26/2017
Bat Left, Throw Right: Baseball Stardom?

Analysis says this skill set common among some Major League greats

9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

2/28/2017
Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

1/23/2017
Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players

Study found traveling across time zones linked to poorer pitching, slower running

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

5/26/2016
Fastballs a Fast Track to 'Tommy John Surgery'?

Other pitches not linked to the elbow injury, study says

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

9/25/2015
Catcher Injuries Aren't Usually the Result of Collisions

Foul balls, stray bats cause more harm than run-ins with players, study shows

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/3/2015
More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

7/14/2015
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

5/21/2015
Health Tip: Wear Baseball Gear

And make sure it fits correctly

4/13/2015
Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems

4/10/2015
Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn't Prevent Injuries: Study

Gradually increasing player's workload won't help either, researcher says

4/4/2015
Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

4/3/2015
Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

3/24/2015
Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers

Only two-thirds return to major league play, and performance drops, study finds

3/24/2015
Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find

11/26/2014
Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Batting skills often worse than normal after players return to sport

11/11/2014
Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain

But study found many kids are encouraged to stay on the field in spite of their injuries

10/14/2014
Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems

Playing ball year-round is ill-advised, experts say

10/10/2014
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

Many know about pitch counts, but don't keep close track, researchers report

8/4/2014
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/10/2014
Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study

Most players who needed the ligament procedure had it within first 5 years of professional ball

6/27/2014
Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success

Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

3/28/2014
Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study

And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

3/11/2014
'Tommy John' Surgery Gets Major League Pitchers Back on the Mound

Study found most players returned to pro baseball, sometimes with better results

1/26/2014
'Plays at the Plate' Riskiest for Pro Baseball Players

MLB considering rule to ban these collision-causing encounters at home plate

1/24/2014
Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

1/14/2014
Batters Mostly Use Their Heads to Track Pitches, Study Finds

It's not yet known how vision strategies compare with hitting success

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

6/4/2013
Fatigue Affects Baseball Players' Strike-Zone Judgment: Study

And sleepier players may have shorter MLB careers, other findings suggest

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/20/2013
Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear

Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

4/19/2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study

Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

4/5/2013
Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It's a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/11/2013
3/7/2013
Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports

Make sure they fit and work properly

4/8/2012
Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitcher's Trampoline Injury

Baseball player Joba Chamberlain one of thousands felled by trampoline mishaps annually

4/6/2012
Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes

Field hockey, soccer, softball and volleyball accounted for the most strains, inflammation

3/18/2012
Keep Youth Baseball Players Safe on the Field

Avoid overuse-related injuries of the elbows and shoulders, expert says

10/13/2011
Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

7/28/2011
Coaches Can Play Big Role in How Kids Feel About Sports

Best ones foster team spirit, encourage kids to strive for personal best, study finds

6/13/2011
Hey, Batter: Your Sleep Habit May Affect Your Swing

Study finds night owls hit better than morning larks in night games