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Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity
The current epidemic of inactivity and the associated epidemic of obesity are being driven by multiple factors (societal, technologic, industrial, commercial, financial) and must be addressedExpand
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Supplements and drugs used to enhance athletic performance.
The temptation of using drugs and supplements as shortcuts to improving athletic performance or even to enhance appearance is very seductive to adolescents. This age group is often characterized by aExpand
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Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.
The "win at all costs" mentality fuels athletes to seek performance-enhancing substances, such as anabolic-androgenic steroids, to gain an advantage over their opponents. Nonathletes espouse thisExpand
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Awareness of Genital Health in Young Male Athletes
Objective: To assess young male athletes' understanding of the need for a genital examination during the sports physical, their knowledge of signs and symptoms of serious testicular pathology, andExpand
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Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of spondylolysis in young athletes
Spondylolysis is common among young athletes and should be suspected in any young athlete presenting with low back pain that persists for more than a few weeks. Diagnostic evaluation typicallyExpand
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The relationship between adherence behaviors and recovery time in adolescents after a sports-related concussion: an observational study.
BACKGROUND Adherence to rehabilitation is widely accepted as vital for recovery and return to play following sports injuries. Medical management of concussion is centered around physical andExpand
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Testosterone precursors: use and abuse in pediatric athletes.
The dietary supplements androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone, and androstenediol are precursors in the endogenous production of testosterone. The efficacy and safety of these prohormones are notExpand
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Lumbar Spondylolysis
We examined the natural course of athletically active young people with back pain and a diagnosis of spon dylolysis (stress fracture of the pars interarticularis of the facet joint of the lumbarExpand
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Overuse injuries in the pediatric athlete: Evaluation, initial management, and strategies for prevention
The emergency physician will be asked to evaluate student athletes who have sustained injuries related to participation in either organized sports or physical play. It is important to identify theseExpand
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Baseball and softball.
Baseball and softball are among the most popular and safest sports in which children and adolescents participate. Nevertheless, traumatic and overuse injuries occur regularly, including occasionalExpand
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