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Safer Sports: Avoiding Sports Injuries

Safer Sports: Avoiding Sports Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
Like brushing your teeth, or wearing a seat-belt while in the car, some decisions are a no-brainer. When it comes to sports activities, taking reasonable precautions and playing by the rules just makes sense. Sports are an enjoyable way to stay in top form and maintain an active lifestyle. To do that though, you really should practice safer sports to avoid game-changing sports injuries. If you, or a loved one is active in sports, you should build certain habits that can reduce the odds of a sports related injury. Here are some tips to keep you at the top of your game:

Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

Protect Your Little Leaguer from Head Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
Approximately 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sport, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year are experienced by those participants. In fact, almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related. Of course, some sports are more dangerous than others. However, every sport has the potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part.

Doctor Spotlight: Urgent Care Physician Dr. Dominic Ruocco

Doctor Spotlight: Urgent Care Physician Dr. Dominic Ruocco

by ih-pcn ih-pcn
Urgent care specialist Dr. Dominic Ruocco is board certified in emergency medicine, allowing him to treat a wide variety of acute illnesses and injuries. From infants to the elderly, he treats patients of all ages with the same kindness and compassion as he did when beginning his career.