Category Archives: In the News

Youth Sports Can Be Great, Lifetime Fitness Is Better

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but … Continue reading

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The Pluses and Minuses Of Early College Commitment

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Much has been written about the trend towards earlier and earlier recruitment of young athletes for college sports programs.  This trend is especially pronounced on the girls’/women’s side of the equation, … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From Mikaela Shiffrin?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc If you live in the U.S. and have even a passing interest in the upcoming Winter Olympics then you’ve seen her by now- Mikaela Shiffrin.  The 18-year-old skier currently living in … Continue reading

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Hydration, Equipment, Weather Conditions Are Keys To Safe Winter Sports

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Many families will be spending the December holidays in snow or cold weather.  Be sure to take some reasonable precautions to ensure that your time outdoors is safe, enjoyable, and allowing … Continue reading

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Court Ruling Will Likely Lead To Increased Sport Pressures At Youth Level

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc “Amateurism” in college sports was dealt a significant blow last week, when a federal district judge on Friday certified a class-action suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Under N.C.A.A. rules, … Continue reading

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Are High School Sports Killing Academics? Not So Fast, My Friend…

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: A thought-provoking article published recently in The Atlantic titled “The Case Against High School Sports” raises interesting points The author’s fundamental premise is that school administrators faced with very … Continue reading

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Thought-Provoking Youth Sports Series Is Worth A Read

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: The San Francisco Chronicle newspaper recently published a three part series on youth sports I would recommend that you click through the above link and read for yourself.  The … Continue reading

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Youth Football At A Crossroad

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc This week marks the start of my 20th year on the sidelines as a team doctor for high school football.  During that time I’ve worked with a number of great kids, … Continue reading

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A Simple Tool To Diagnose Concussions

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc In many parts of the country the month of August signals the start of 2-a-days for high school and college football players.  Unfortunately, it also means the beginning of hits leading … Continue reading

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Young Pitchers Owe This Man A Lot

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc I don’t think we can adequately state the profound effect that Dr. Frank Jobe has had on the lives of pitchers.  Dr. Jobe was honored recently by the National Baseball Hall … Continue reading

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