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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.

"You don't expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator," said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "You certainly don't expect to die, yet there are any n...

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...

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, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The new baseball season could bring pain to lots of America's younger players.

New research shows that more than half of all high school pitchers are likely to suffer discomfort in their throwing arm during the season.

"We found that the number of injuries peaked early -- only about four weeks in -- and then slowly declined until the ...

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...

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Headed to a Major League Baseball game? Be prepared to duck and cover.

As the 2018 season gets underway, a new study finds that fans' risk of being struck by a foul ball or flying bat at Major League Baseball (MLB) games is on the rise.

Each year, about 1,750 fans are hurt by foul balls at MLB games. That works out to about two inj...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Computer testing of baseball players might identify those most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Derek Jeter, a new study claims.

Attempting to predict the best of the best, Duke University researchers studied more than 250 professional players on major and minor league teams in the United States. The athletes completed nine vision, senso...

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a long and illustrious pro baseball career, Tommy John is more famous as the source of the name for a surgical procedure than for the nearly 300 games the left-handed pitcher won.

But Dr. Tommy John -- who shares his dad's name and played pro ball himself -- is determined to change that. He's a performance and healing specialist and a ...

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a significant risk of head injuries in baseball and softball, helmet use in those sports is low, a new review says.

"Our review demonstrates that traumatic brain injury in baseball and softball affects players of all levels and all positions," said study lead author Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Tor...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Every little kid who loves baseball dreams of making it to "the show" -- the major leagues.

Now, a new analysis offers a few signposts that might make it easier for that dream to come true: Players who throw right-handed but bat left-handed appear to have a better chance of succeeding in the big leagues.

The analysis found that pl...

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...