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Clinical Focus: THE INJURED ATHLETE
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April 2010
Clinical Focus: Hypertension
  • Hypertension in athletes
    • Antihypertension medication and its effects on athletes
  • Risk of CVD in professional athletes
  • NSAIDs in sports medicine
  • Arterial and venous injuries in athletes
  • Family history and exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (eg, left ventricular hypertrophy)
  • Physical activity for non-athletes with hypertension
    • Exercise programs for patients with hypertension
  • Sleep changes related to hypertension
  • Resuming exercise after rhabdomyolysis
  • Gender differences in hypertension and treatment options
  • Dietary approaches to prevention and treatment hypertension
  • Exercise and the vascular wall
  • Effects of exercise on aging
  • Association between exercise and atherosclerosis
  • Sodium ingestion and hypertension
  • Arrhythmia and "holiday heart"
  • Increased arterial stiffness in children, patients with type 2 diabetes
  • COPD
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Guidelines for Parents of Children in Sports

On April 19, 2021, a letter that appeared in the Dear Abby column cited recommendations published by The Physician and Sportsmedicine in 120218.

  1. Make sure your children know that--win or lose--you love them and are not disappointed with their performance.
  2. Be realistic about your child's physical ability.
  3. Help your child set realistic goals.
  4. Emphasize improved performance, not winning. Positively reinforce improved skills.
  5. Don't relive your own athletic past through your child.
  6. Provide a safe environment for training and competition. This includes proper training methods and use of equipment.
  7. Control your own emotions at games and events. Don't yell at other players, coaches, or officials.
  8. Be a cheerleader for your child and the other children on the team.
  9. Respect your child's coaches. Communicate openly with them. If you disagree with their approach, discuss it with them.
  10. Be a positive role model. Enjoy sports yourself. Set your own goals. Live a healthy lifestyle.

©The Physician and Sportsmedicine 120218. Permission to reprint is granted for nonprofit educational purposes. (Guidelines for parents of children in sports. Phys Sportsmed 120218;16(4):71)




For more information on exercise, prevention efforts, and management of common childhood injuries and illnesses, please refer to the following articles that are available on The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online.

Exercise and Children's Health: A Little Counseling Can Pay Lasting Dividends
Practical tips for age-appropriate activity and lifetime fitness.
Theodore Ganley, MD, With Carl Sherman

Teen Violence Prevention: How to Make a Brief Encounter Make a Difference
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed

Can School PE Make Fitter Kids?
Lisa Schnirring

Overuse Injuries in Children and Adolescents
John P. DiFiori, MD

Exercise-Induced Asthma
Vincent J. Lacroix, MD

The Female Athlete Triad:
Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Angela D. Smith, MD

Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Players
James A. Whiteside, MD; James R. Andrews, MD; Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD

Osgood-Schlatter Disease:
Practical Treatment for a Self-Limiting Condition
Eric J. Wall, MD

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
Brian M. Ralston, MD; James S. Williams, MD; Bernard R. Bach, Jr, MD; Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD; William D. Knopp, MD