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Mom Docs

Preventing dental injuries in youth sports

A smile is one of the most important things your child will ever wear, but that smile is at risk ...

Mom Docs

Cold-weather running tips for young athletes

Although the weather is colder, it doesn't mean your kid has to give up on outdoor running and exercising. Many ...

Mom Docs

Common Wrestling Skin Infections in Teen Athletes

It is high school wrestling season. As a sports medicine doctor, we often get the job of doing “skin checks” ...

Mom Docs

Back-to-School: Does your Teenage Athlete Need a Heart Screen?

Last week we looked at the differences between back-to-school sports physicals and well child exams. This week, we are discussing ...

Expert Advice

Suicide Prevention in Young Athletes

It’s no secret that COVID-19 created mental health challenges and concerns for teenagers. Student-athletes face additional, unique demands and stressors ...

Mom Docs

Are Soccer Headers Safe in Youth Sports?

We are in the middle of an exciting time for soccer players—the opening season of the STL City SC team ...

Patient Stories

Teen Athlete Fights Rare Knee Condition With Surgery, Rehab and Hard Work

Learn more about Nina Simpson's journey and struggle with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and her experience with St. Louis Children's Hospital. ...

Mom Docs

Keeping Your Cross Country Runner Healthy and Uninjured

As we head towards the beginning of August, high school sports will be getting back into full swing. Kids will ...

Expert Advice

An Opponent Like No Other

Focusing too much on shedding weight to improve performance on the field or court can have major health consequences for ...