Sports Hydration: What should young athletes be drinking?


With literally a rainbow of different “sports drinks” on the shelf it’s often hard to know what the right beverage is for your young athlete.   Maintaining appropriate hydration before, during and after physical activity is the key to maximizing sports performance and decreasing the risks of heat illness. So, what should young athletes drink, how much, and when? Find the answer to these questions and get the full story at:

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Sports Injuries and Children: Why they occur and how to prevent them


Watching the Olympics inspires many kids to try new sports or dedicate themselves further to sports they’ve already grown to love.  Sports participation is a great way to develop a healthy lifestyle, acquire new skills, learn discipline and much, much more, but sometimes injuries do occur. To learn more about children participating in sports and how to prevent sports injuries,  check out Q&A(Click here ) with Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs.

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Walking in LA?!?!? Why not? School has begun, leaves are changing (even in Southern California), and that means its “WalkTober” and it’s time to get walking! DID YOU KNOW? In California, one in three children is at risk of being overweight, or is already overweight. October signals the call to parents, teachers, and students to join in the internationally-recognized awareness month to encourage communities to develop sustainable “walk to school” programs to help kids get active and walk to school safely. [] Call to Action! Communities all around Southern California are coming together to get out and improve their health. …

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