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TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After-school activities help develop social skills and talent, but a new report finds that many kids are priced out of participating.

In fact, for 1 in 6 middle and high school students, costs are the prime reason for not taking part in these activities. And the poorest students are two times less likely to participate, compared with their b...

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Achieving victory in a high-stakes competitive sport like professional women's basketball takes a lot of heart -- in every sense of the word.

So, as the WNBA championship finals begin Friday, it makes sense that maintaining good health, cardiovascular and otherwise, has been a top priority for the WNBA and its 12 teams throughou...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries.

Pulling data from five prior studies, scientists found that athletes aged 18 and younger who concentrated on a single sport were nearly two times more like...

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

"Today's students have so many responsibilities and when you add specializing in a sport -- with participation in school and club teams, practices, tournaments and lots of travel -- there just aren't enough hours in the day ...

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American parents say they've considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.

Still, the poll of more than 1,000 parents found that nearly 60 percent said their kids had participated in sports, and 9 in 10 believed sports was important to their child's overall wellness, accord...

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.

These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or death, according to Dr. John Higgins. He's a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Hous...

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five U.S. teens may have suffered a concussion, and contact sports might often be the cause.

That's the conclusion of new research that included more than 13,000 teens. It also found that nearly 6 percent of teens reported having more than one concussion.

These findings show that the number of middle school and h...

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors tonight for their last shot at an NBA championship, the Cavs better hope players didn't stay up tweeting late Thursday night.

Why?

New research suggests that pro basketball players who tweet the night away before a game turn in a poorer performance on the co...

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to reporting a sports-related concussion, high school boys are less likely to speak up than high school girls, new research reveals.

The findings, derived from surveying nearly 300 young Michigan athletes, highlight a "show-no-weakness" mentality that experts say needs to change to protect brain health.

"Males are more w...

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more apt to play team sports than individual sports, a new study reveals.

For the study, the researchers looked at more than 850 athletes who competed at Ohio State University over a five-year period. Just over 5.5 percent had been diagnosed with ADHD, about the same percentage ...