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AAP & POSNA Release a List of 5 Things Physicians & Patients Should Question

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, today released a list of specific orthopaedic tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary.

State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports

Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries

Study: sports-related concussion symptoms linger twice as long for adolescent girls

Study finds that adolescent women experience concussion symptoms twice as long as males.

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

The average annual knee surgery rate for teen girls rose by 59%

New Advice to Move More After a Concussion

New guidelines suggest that young athletes should return to physical activity within a day or two after concussion injuries.

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

Concussion Rules for Young Athletes Often Ignored

Research finds that the majority of young athletes return to sports the same day as a concussion.

Return of Concussion Symptoms in Kids Normal for Recovery

A study shows it's common for children to experience symptoms when returning to daily activities after a mild concussion.

Trampoline parks are showing a jump in injuries

Injuries at trampoline parks have increased significantly since 2010.

Is Flag Football a Safer Alternative to Tackle?

Flag football is presented as a safer alternative to tackle football, but is it actually safer?

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