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Now that kids are back in school and sports have started up again, a parent’s concern over safety is well founded. Studies show that less than 50% of high school athletes are honest about concussions. However, since concussions are very serious, even to the point of death, parents and coaches must recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions. After being diagnosed with a concussion, many athletes feel pressure to ignore the symptoms and get back in the game.
Every year, more than 3.5 million children 14 years and younger while playing sports or participating in recreational activities. These activities contribute to about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. The leading cause of death from a sports-related injury is a brain injury, according to Stanford Medicine’s sports injury statistics. Nearly 50% of head injuries that occur while a child is participating in sports or recreational activities happen while the child is bicycling, skateboarding, or skating.
Many people are not aware that the most common cancer in the United States (skin cancer) is largely preventable. Over a million cases are reported each year. By understanding sun safety and taking simple steps, you can enjoy your time in the sun without becoming a statistic.
Ah, the summertime! Cookouts, pool parties, relaxation—and sunburns! Just about everybody has experienced a sunburn at one time in their lives. You fell asleep on the beach, you hiked without your sunscreen, you just couldn’t bring yourself to leave that party. What’s your excuse? We all have one!
There is one thing all dads have in common: they are all human. That means that their human bodies need upkeep to stay healthy! We’ve gathered information on the top five health tests that help your dad keep ahead of any problems and resolve issues before they become life threatening.
Finding heroes might seem like a daunting task today, but in reality, it isn’t. All you have to do is look at our armed forces veterans and our first responders. (It occurred to me recently that only the human animal will voluntarily run into a burning building.) Our veterans have fought for our freedom so that we can live life free from domination and subjugation, and our first responders have appeared as if by magic when tragedy and chaos ensues.
With temperatures in South Texas reaching into the upper 80s and lower 90s, it’s time to hit the beaches! If the water’s a bit too chilly for you yet, then this post is for you. We have gathered lots of beach sports for you to try and even some fun places to be on the oceanfront.
The freezing days of winter are gone and for South Texas, spring is in the air! Recent research has shown what we all instinctively know— time outdoors is healthy! Here’s how to get healthy in the Great Outdoors in your area.
Now that the winter is coming to an end, suddenly your child is sneezing, coughing, has a stuffy head, fever, body aches… what is causing all those symptoms?
Does it seem to you that kids are less happy and healthy than they were when you were young? As children, we didn’t have all the electronic gadgets and hundreds of television channels to watch that are the norm in 2023.