Gymnastics Health News

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Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

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

Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

Watch out for shared equipment and mats as sources of fungi, bacteria and viruses

Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most Dangerous

Study finds more than 47,000 football injuries per year, with games more hazardous than practices

Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

As sport becomes more competitive, stunts become more dangerous, but injury rates still low, study finds

Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

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

Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

Knee ligament injuries are rising among kids in sports, especially girls, experts say

Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

Olympic Medalists May Also Claim 'Survival Advantage'

Both low- and high-impact sports add years to life, studies find

Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

American Academy of Pediatrics says more complex stunting, acrobatics call for greater surveillance

Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

Study finds traveling across more than five time zones to compete raises chances of illness

Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

Experts Issue Guidelines on Safe Weight Loss for Athletes

Taking drastic measures to shed pounds to perform better harms health, they add

Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

Growing bodies more vulnerable to repetitive injuries, intense play, researchers say

Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures: Study

More than 8 hours a week of basketball, gymnastics or cheerleading doubled chances

Youth Sports Injuries Reaching Epidemic Levels, Experts Report

8,000 kids are treated in ERs daily, trainers' association says

Even in Non-Contact Sports, Mouth Guards Are Essential

They help keep people of all ages and all sports smiling, experts say

Rhythmic Gymnastics May Help Girls Build Strong Bones

Long-term benefits unknown, but could reduce future fracture risk, researchers speculate

Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active

Study found parents still show a gender bias, however

Young Gymnasts Facing Broad Range of New Injuries

MRI scans show knuckle, wrist and bone damage that could develop into early osteoarthritis

Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

Youthful cheerleaders, mostly girls, getting hurt as sport turns serious

Training Won't Stunt Your Growth

Smaller women tend to gravitate towards certain sports, study says