Monthly Archives: August 2011

Do We Really See More Injuries On Artificial Turf Compared To Natural Grass?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc One of the most common questions I’m asked by parents at the start of high school football and fall club soccer seasons is “do you see more injuries on artificial turf … Continue reading

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27 States Have Concussion Laws, But Don’t Forget About The Rest Of The Body!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Recently, Louisiana became one of 27 states that passed remove from play/return to play laws for athletes suspected of having a concussion on the field of play.  These laws are for … Continue reading

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Lightning Safety for Outdoor Sports

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc The end of summer and early fall are some of the busiest times of the year for outdoor sports participation, and unfortunately this is also the time of year with the … Continue reading

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Two-A-Days Are Here: Watch Out For Heat Illness

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc It’s time for that annual rite of passage for high school football- two a day practices.  With much of the country stifled in sweltering humid weather it’s a good idea for … Continue reading

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Risks of Sport Specialization- Consider Multiple Sports for the Young Athlete

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, LLC Competitive young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport  allyear round.  This is especially true for the best athletes who get pressure to “commit” from each coach, … Continue reading

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