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SOLID FOODS There are many reasonable ways to start feeding infants. With just a few guidelines, you should be able to relax and enjoy mealtimes with your child. WHY DO YOU START SOLID FOODS? The main reason you’re introducing solid foods is to increase the pleasure in your...

Told you have asthma but still struggling to breath with exercise? Have throat tightness if running or singing? Start thinking about Vocal Cord Dysfunction! Typical Vocal Cord Dysfunction scenarios: https://youtu.be/kCAUoc-3QZQ What actually happens with Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Key signs of Vocal Cord Dysfunction and how it differs from Asthma: What else could...

Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries. Since there are six players on the court, I will identify six common volleyball injuries with a focus on key prevention tips for players of all ages. 1) Concussions Most...

“A step-wise concussion return-to-learn progression optimally takes a team approach including the student, family, medical and education teams. Flexibility and creativity in paying attention to individual student needs and concerns can make this process more rewarding for all parties.” This article was originally posted in the CHOC...

A low carb diet may be a sensible option for children or athletes concerned about excessive weight, risk of diabetes and athletic performance. That very phrase may run contrary to common teaching. For example, if you click this link on traditional sports nutrition guides, you will often find...

What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces? There little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="410"] Photo courtesy of USA Volleyball[/caption] The debate begins when recommending for or against the...

Childhood Allergies WHAT CAUSES CHILDHOOD ALLERGIES? One helpful ways to think about childhood allergies is to view them as being caused by the immune system having gone haywire. Specifically, the immune system of people with allergies responds to dust, for example, as if a germ or a threat...

One of the most common concerns young athletes and their families bring to my attention is heel pain. Heel pain that tends to range from a little discomfort to limping,  decreased speed, and pain for both athlete and parents. There usually is no swelling or numbness, and comes with gradual onset...

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