Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been all over social media lately with the all familiar ice bucket challenge. The attention A.L.S. is getting from the challenge has raised the debate of whether or not contact sports of vigorous exercise might somehow contribute to the development of the fatal disease.
Your child may be participating in summer sports this season. It’s important to understand the risks associated with sports and ways you as a parent and your children can reduce the risk of injury on the field.
With the weather getting warmer, we’re starting to think about getting our little ones ready for Little League by buying them the correct gear and preparing them for practice. While baseball is by no means a dangerous sport, it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions on the field.
Former soccer player Patrick Grange, 29, was found with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated blow to the head, following his death. This is the strongest indication that the condition is not only limited to athletes in sports known for violent collisions, like football.