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I often hear teenagers and families asking about protein to help build muscle. Damaged muscles occur during exercise, and protein is an essential muscle component that can help with repair and rebuilding. Every day, athletic teens need 1.2-1.5 grams per kilogram of weight. Lower amount is for endurance athletes,...

Had an amazing visit with a long-time patient that I first met as a newborn. Talked about his studies and future plans. Covered some important sports medicine safety topics Caught up on how his family is doing. May sound like a typical pediatric sports medicine specialist visit- but this...

Deciding when to have a child specialize- playing just one sport or joining a higher level travel team- is a challenge faced by many families. It might mean stopping or limiting other sports or activities. There's definitely a time and financial commitment. Not to mention the worry about...

Bring me a case of a kids shoulder pain, and I will l likely figure out the cause pretty quickly. Doesn't matter if they are a volleyball hitter, baseball pitcher, swimmer, or tennis player. Unless there was some kind of accident where the shoulder came out (or almost...

WHAT IS FEVER? Fever is a defined as a significantly elevated body temperature. Unfortunately, because different people have differing “normal” body temperatures (and everyone’s body temperature varies through the day) there is no universally agreed upon definition of fever. For now let’s say a child has a fever...

ActiveKidMD thanks Dr. Cale Franklin, pediatric resident at UCI/CHOC and future sports medicine physician, for his insight on strength training. Many concerned parents pose the questions, “should I allow my child to start lifting weights” or “how old can they start strength training?” I would like to...

Congratulations to Dr. Gladstien on his back-to-back Best Pediatrician Award! ActiveKidMD is proud to announce that Dr. Gladstien has been honored with a Best Pediatrician Award again by St. Joseph Healthcare! For both 2016 and 2017, he was celebrated for: Ranking 1st in Clinical Excellence and Patient Satisfaction...

USA Volleyball athletes and medical experts aren't afraid to pass on key tips on preventing and rehabilitating volleyball knee injuries. https://twitter.com/usavolleyball/status/926871720904011776?refsrc=email&s=11 Click on video above to hear key pearls on volleyball injuries and recovery Related Content: Click here for full article: Injuries and recovery: USA Volleyball athletes...

I'm on a crusade to protect young catchers.   Willing and talented young catchers are in demand to manage pitchers, call defenses, handle balls in the dirt, and make a lot of throws Most of this while being in the squat position with foul balls a common occupational hazard. In fact,...

Check out the latest Sports Injury Protection podcast! Click here to listen to the SportsInjuryProtection.com Podcast "Who Are They and What Do They Do" is the beginning of a series to highlight the different medical practitioners that are involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries....

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