Gymnastics Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

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

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

10/27/2016
Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

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

12/10/2015
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

12/10/2015
Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

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

11/2/2015
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

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

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

4/28/2014
Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

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

8/8/2013
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

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

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

3/11/2013
12/14/2012
Olympic Medalists May Also Claim 'Survival Advantage'

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

10/22/2012
Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

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

8/8/2012
Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

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

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

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

6/21/2011
Experts Issue Guidelines on Safe Weight Loss for Athletes

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

5/2/2011
Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

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

4/5/2011
Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures: Study

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

12/7/2010
Youth Sports Injuries Reaching Epidemic Levels, Experts Report

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

10/25/2010
6/11/2010
Even in Non-Contact Sports, Mouth Guards Are Essential

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

5/11/2010
Rhythmic Gymnastics May Help Girls Build Strong Bones

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

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

7/6/2009
Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active

Study found parents still show a gender bias, however

12/1/2008
Young Gymnasts Facing Broad Range of New Injuries

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

1/3/2006
Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

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

2/6/2002
Training Won't Stunt Your Growth

Smaller women tend to gravitate towards certain sports, study says